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Bilingual Reporter, Beirut

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC Arabic is the largest BBC language service, providing news, current affairs and programmes on Radio, TV and Online to Arabic speaking audiences in the Middle East and across the world, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.  The output is modern in style and outlook and adheres to BBC values of accuracy and impartiality.  It has broad appeal, free from commercial, political and religious affiliations or pressures.

We are looking for a Bilingual Reporter to join our team in Beirut.  This is a fixed term contract for 12 months on local terms and conditions.

Role Responsibility

Your role as Bilingual Reporter is to provide timely, expert and authoritative coverage of news and current affairs events in Iran for TV, Radio and online in Arabic and English.  You will have an excellent network of contacts ad access to news-makers and be able to supply material for broadcast in classical Arabic and fluent broadcast-standard English.  We expect you to report on news and current affairs in a timely, engaging manner which is suitable for our target audience.  You will have to travel to hostile locations at short notice and be prepared to report on breaking news.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be a fluent Arabic speaker and writer, with a strong journalistic and reporting background.  An excellent command of English is essential.  You must have a thorough knowledge of national affairs together with an understanding of Iranian and international affairs.  Knowledge of Iran and the Gulf is essential.  You will have a strong broadcasting voice and a track record of accuracy and impartiality.  Experience of reporting in the field on issues in the target region is important. 

Package Description

12 months fixed term contract (Local terms and conditions apply)

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

The successful candidate must have the right to work in Lebanon

Please submit your application and CV in English

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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