Monday, February 6, 2017

Niambie Intern in Tanzania



Write a one page letter explaining about yourself and why you think you are fit for this job and send it to recruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org by Sunday 12th February 2017.
Note: Women are highly encouraged to apply and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


The Programme:
BBC Media Action is producing an exciting radio programme – Niambie – that provides a platform for young Tanzanians to examine the burning questions and challenges facing the youth today. Through a creative, energetic, youth-led radio programme, with the support of dedicated web- and social-media platforms, Niambie actively engages young Tanzanians in conversation, encouraging them to participate in shaping the content and direction of the programme.
The Niambie programme inspires and promotes active citizenship amongst young Tanzanians. With an over-arching focus on encouraging young people to question their role in civic affairs and the wider national agenda, Niambie enhances dialogue between the youth and leaders whilst examining the opportunities for young Tanzanians to engage in community life and influence change in wider society.

Overall Purpose of Job
The main task of the intern will be to learn about how production happens by joining in with the design, recording and editing of the radio show and social media context.

The intern role will be to:
Be a voice on Niambie and help create a tone and style of the radio output establishing a relationship with listeners
Plan, rehearse shows where need be and memorize scripts
Support the presenters and producers to introduce, host and edit programmes
Gather and verify information for topics through interviews, observation, and research (depending on the format).
Organize material, determine angle or emphasis according to the prescribed editorial style and format standards.
Work cooperatively with the production team on assigned stories/topics.
Assist the Content Producer in preparing the weekly/monthly topics of the programme
Assist production staff in preparing content for the show’s multimedia platforms.
Carry out a range of other production tasks, as well as deliver content for related websites or other media platforms

Required knowledge, skills, and experience.
Applicant should be aged 18-20 only.
Proven passion for joining the Niambie production Team
Experience in presenting and/or performance
Ability to generate original ideas, think creatively on how to communicate them and understand how to use the voice effectively for radio
Ability to build credibility and understanding by communicating knowledgably and engagingly with audiences
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to gather information from people
Ability to work independently but also as part of a team
Self-motivation and flexibility
Ability to work effectively under pressure, react quickly, and meet tight deadlines


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