Programme Director



The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation is a Statutory Body established under Chapter 154 of the laws of Zambia to provide public service broadcasting in Zambia.


“To provide quality Radio and Television throughout Zambia in order to stimulate cultural, social and economic development while generating commercial value and attain financial viability for the Corporation”


“To be the broadcaster of first Choice serving public interest”


The Corporation seeks to recruit qualified and experienced Zambians to the following positions:


J ob Purpose:

To direct studio based television programmes and outside broadcasts

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in pre-production meetings
  • Visits location sites or undertakes a recce and develop comprehensive floor plans for coverage i.e plotting of camera position at location site
  • Draws up diagram outlying camera position and locations for microphone mounting
  • Interprets scripts, rehearse casts and establishes pace of programme to stay within time requirements
  • Informs technicians of scenery, lights, props, and other equipment desired
  • Plans and directs audio and video aspects of television programmes based on programmes specifications and knowledge of television techniques
  • Issues instructions to technicians and production crew from control room during telecasts to keep them informed of effects required
  • Directs programmes for live broadcasts or electronic video recordings
  • Operates the video switcher equipment which is interconnected to Video Tape Room, character generator (CG) and video cameras
  • Supervises and direct activities of a crew involved in a production and co-produces and produces productions occasionally.

Minimum Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

Applicants must have the following:

  • Grade 12 School Certificate or GCE with minimum five subjects graded credit or better
  • Diploma in film Journalism or Creative Arts or related field from a recognised institution
  • 5 years experience in television productions
  • Thorough knowledge of production techniques
  • Knowledge of camera handling
  • Able to write and interpret a production script
  • Must have skills in editing
  • Must posses leadership and supervisory skills
  • Must be a team player and have high level of integrity

Interested Zambian nationals meeting the above requirements should apply giving three traceable professional references. All applicants must enclose certified photocopies of academic and profession certificates, latest resume and a day contact phone number to:

The Director Human Resources and Adminstration
Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation
Alick Nkhata Road
P.O. Box 50015

Closing date for receipt of application letters is Friday, 13th November, 2020 at 17:00 hours.

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