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Terms of reference for av fixer


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Terms of reference for av fixer

  1. 1. Terms of Reference EUIC Audio Visual Production Fixer 20 working daysBackgroundThe EU Information Centre is a project contracted by the EU delegation is Serbia, with the Republic of Serbiaas a Beneficiary, implemented by a Consortium led by Particip GmbH. The overall objective of the project is toinform and communicate about the European Union to the citizens of Serbia to achieve a high levelknowledge of the EU accession process and a high level of visibility of EU activities in Serbia.As part of these activities, the EUIC wishes to engage an Audio-Visual Production Fixer in order to assist withthe production of audiovisual products in partnership with production houses and television stations. Theproductions will aim at raising the visibility of the EU in Serbia, of its EU funded projects and of the EUIC.Results to be achieved: Oversee the production of a minimum of 6 audiovisual products, under the guidance of the Team Leader. 1 of these products would be the full scale production of an institutional and educational film of the EUIC and its activities, to be produced using both archive material and new recordings. 5 of them, more if possible, would be carried out in cooperation with Serbian TV broadcasters. Ensure high level cooperation with Serbian TV broadcasters, EUIC and EUD info Team, and EU projects actorsScope of the WorkGeneral - Short Term Expert:
  2. 2. S/he will be contributing with the team and the Delegation to perform the tasks of a fixer/producer andgeneral support to the TV crews that stations will be designating to produce the stories. S/he will definetogether with the EUD Info Team, EUIC and TV broadcasters timeline, contents and format of AV reports. Forthe institutional and educational film on EUIC, the fixer would be required to oversee scenario and scriptproduction together with the selected production house, organize archive selection and shootings of newmaterials, oversee post-production and final delivery for posting on you tube and on EUIC TV screens.S/he will be contributing with the team to the visibility of the EUIC and project implementation.Specific activitiesThe tasks would include being a liaison with the EU funded projects and EUIC consultants, helping inacquiring the necessary project related information, help in identifying people to interview and other logisticsrelated to finding accommodation, transportation, identification of locations to visit etc:Logistics and timing:The operational base of this assignment is Belgrade, and on request, Serbia.The assignment is expected to commence early March 2013 and be completed by end November 2013. Itwill comprise up to 20 days, subject to further review of available resources against actual needs; on occasionthe STE will be expected to work on weekends.RequirementsPlease note that Civil servants and other staff of the public administration of Serbia cannot be recruited asexperts, unless prior written approval has been obtained from the EU Delegation to the Republic of Serbia.Profile of Short Term Expert:Qualification and skills  University degree OR 10 years of experience in working in the media or public relations field.  Excellent organization, analytical and communication skills, computer and web literacy  Excellent ability to team work under tight deadlines  Proficiency in report drafting.  Perfect command of written and spoken Serbian is a pre-condition. Proficiency in English.General Professional experience  A minimum 10 years of experience in journalism  Required knowledge of EU-related policy and issues and EU programmes in/with Serbia to be demonstrated in the CV.
  3. 3. Specific Professional experience  A minimum of 5 years in TV or video journalism/production experience  Ability to travel in Serbia at short notice (after information of not less than 2 days in advance)Reporting requirementsS/he contributes to the monthly Reports with reporting of general and specific activities listed in the presentScope of work section.Reporting Line:The Short Term Expert directly reports to the project’s Team Leader.Application and deadlines:Candidates should send their EU format CV with supporting documents (copies of employers statements anddiplomas) and a cover letter of motivation to before 8 March 2013, 12.00 (CET).