The BBC office in Shanghai is looking for a new producer to work with our team of journalists there. The successful applicant must have a strong editorial background with excellent contacts – both in politics and business. They must be fluent in English and Mandarin (both spoken and written) and have excellent TV, radio and digital production skills both in the office and in the field. They must be willing to work flexibly for long hours – often working through the night to UK news bulletin deadlines. They must have an appreciation of the scale of the BBC’s output and an understanding of the BBC’s high editorial standards and a willingness to abide by them.
IMPORTANT – Due to Visa accreditation/work permit reasons, this job is only open to Chinese nationals.
The job will primarily be providing production support to the BBC’s Shanghai Correspondent and Camera Crew – Finding and producing stories, translating, fixing up interviews and filming locations, working with the team in the field and running aspects of the Shanghai office. You must have excellent production and technical skills – An understanding of filming and editing material would be highly desirable.
An ability to drop everything and travel at short notice for breaking news (sometimes to hostile environments) is vital. This could be both inside and (occasionally) outside China. An understanding of Chinese politics, Business and culture is also important. The successful applicant will be dynamic and adaptable, have plenty of ideas for stories and treatments and work well as part of a small but busy team.
The successful applicant will be expected to work a probation period.
Please supply the following
· A copy of your CV in English.
· A short explanation in English (300 words maximum) of why you think you think you would be good for this job.
· Your current salary & desired salary
· Some links to your video work if you have any
Please email all the above to Shanghaiproducer@yahoo.com
Closing date – 2300 (Shanghai time) Sunday 16 September
Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.