Thursday, June 7, 2018

BBC Earth launches a global presenter search, looking for an online presenter to film a 4-part YouTube series.

BBC Earth (DStv 184) has launched a global presenter search, with the BBC Studios channel looking for a new online presenter to film a 4-part YouTube series.

BBC Earth is looking for someone who has never been a TV presenter and who is passionate about the planet, fascinated by the wider world of science and can communicate that to viewers worldwide.

People who want to enter can film and upload a short video to either YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter showing their unique and creative approach to educational communication. The winner will make videos for BBC Earth's YouTube channel.

"We have a great family of presenters already and we feel a great responsibility to make sure that the next generation have someone to look up to that they can relate to. I’m so excited to see what kind of science communicator talent, and future role models, there are out there waiting to be discovered," says Alex Ayling, the head of digital studios for global brands at BBC Studios.

Videos must be submitted by 23:59 by 5 July and entries will be judged on how fresh the approach to science communication is, how clearly the facts can be understood by an audience on the internet and how much of the presenter's passion comes across in their presenting style.

People must make a video in English explaining a favourite science fact in under 60 seconds as a new video made just for this competition. People can use vlog style, interview someone, intercut with animation, or use a practical demonstration to relay facts. The video must be posted publicly on either YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #BBCEarthPresenterSearch somewhere in the title, tweet or post.

People then need to fill n the entry form online and include a link to the video and a short statement about why you want to be the next BBC Earth presenter.