Content Producer

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Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)

Job Subcategory: Communications, Press and Media

 

Main purpose of job:

BHC Accra is a large post, currently employing 40 members of staff from the UK and 200 Ghanaian members of staff from across 12 UK government departments), and is charged with delivering high impact and complex policy, programmes and campaigns on the full breadth of the Africa Strategy.  All staff embody the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s approach to cross-departmental ways of working and the High Commission aims to be a highly-inclusive place to work, celebrating a workforce with both diversity of thought and background.

The successful candidate will play a key and dynamic role in the British High Commission’s Communications Team.

They will be part of the Communication Team’s work to build and deliver strategic communication products that highlight UK government priorities and policies in Ghana and across the world.

The successful candidate will capture and produce quality and tailored digital content for the UK in Ghana social media and other communications channels such as the gov.uk website for Ghana and internal communications channels used by the High Commission.

The successful candidate will manage the High Commission’s social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This will include creating, sharing and planning content for each channel. Monitoring each channel for breaking news stories and trends. This will form a key part of the candidate’s daily duties.

The successful candidate will advise and support senior leaders across the Mission to maximise their official social media channels.

This role will sit within the High Commission’s fast-paced Communications Team, the successful candidate needs to be agile, flexible and be able to multi-task whilst working at pace. The successful candidate must be a team player and an excellent communicator who can recognise opportunities.

Duties will include, but will not be limited to the management of the High Commission’s social media channels and gov.uk pages, photo and video production, creative graphic design, research and content gathering and forward communications planning.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Produce high-quality creative digital content such as videos, graphics and photos using photography and filming equipment such as a digital SLR camera as well as being able to use the full Adobe digital suite.
  • Lead on the day-to-day running of the UK in Ghana’s official social media accounts including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and other communications channels such as the gov.uk website for Ghana.
  • Support senior leaders across the Mission to maximise their own social media channels.
  • Lead on the creation and implementation of a weekly digital content plan in-line with the High Commission’s priorities. This will then be used across the UK in Ghana social media channels.
  • Support and often lead on events and visits organised by the High Commission by shooting live videos and photography.
  • Support with media engagements and interviews in the field.
  • Share relevant content with media contacts.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Demonstrable skills using video editing software and ability to use software to build graphics such as Abode.
  • Demonstrable social media skills, including understanding social media trends.
  • Demonstrable skills filming and photographing using a digital SLR and photography equipment such as microphones, tripods and other sound recording equipment.
  • Understanding of Ghana’s media landscape.
  • Excellent written & spoken English.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Experience creating social media for PR or marketing purposes.
  • Experience working in a media organisation.
  • Existing media or journalist contacts.
  • Ability to write and hold simple briefing sessions with journalists.

Required behaviours

Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together

Application deadline

28 July 2022

Grade

Administrative Officer (AO)

Type of Position

Permanent

Working hours per week

35

Region

Africa

Country/Territory

Ghana

Location (City)

Accra

Type of Post

British High Commission

Number of vacancies

1

Salary

GHS equivalent to USD 664.42

Start Date

1 September 2022

Other benefits and conditions of employment

Learning and development opportunities:

The British High Commission in Ghana takes learning and development seriously. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop many core and transferable skills through both formal and informal learning and development opportunities. Members of staff are encouraged to make use of the learning and development opportunities that the office has to offer.

Working patterns:

Successful applicant may be required to sometimes work out of hours to cover High Commission events.

Additional information

  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Ghana with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • The successful applicant will demonstrate that they meet the requirements under Ghanaian law to work in Ghana.
  • The British High Commission in Accra is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
  • Staff recruited locally by the British High Commission in Accra are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Ghanaian employment law.
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
  • Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles

  • Please note:  AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.

 

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