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Broadcast Journalist, Kalki Presents My Indian Life

Job Introduction

BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster delivering a wide range of language and regional services and working increasingly with other parts of BBC News to serve global audiences.  It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 320 million globally; including TV, digital platforms including social media, AM, FM, shortwave, digital satellite and cable channels – and, of course, podcasts.

The first series of Kalki Presents My Indian Life made a significant impact, as the BBC World Service English’s first bespoke podcast series aimed at the Indian market. It achieved good figures, attracted publicity across India and earned a very positive reaction on social media. This is an opportunity to work on Season 2.

Role Responsibility

Working with a senior producer, yours will be a key hands-on role: setting up guests; on the ground production; shaping the audio podcasts, accompanying video versions and producing live discussion shows.

You will play an important role in ensuring that the podcasts and live events conform to the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines. You will also work on publicity and social media campaigns supporting the launch of season 2.

This two-person team will work with the presenter and report to an editor who will be based in the UK. The successful candidate will therefore have to bring a high degree of responsibility and responsiveness.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a passion for podcasting and audio storytelling and experience recording and editing audio.
  • Be a self-starter with enthusiasm and strong ideas and plenty of experience working to tight deadlines.
  • Have a track record making fantastic radio/audio and of finding amazing stories.
  • Have experience shooting and editing video.
  • Have experience working closely with a presenter and working under pressure within a team.
  • Have a good understanding of our target audience and what it wants to hear.
  • Have some experience of being on-air (as the producers of these podcasts might at times find themselves on either side of the mic).
  • Experience organising live events is desirable.
  • Be keen, creative and experimental with a passion for making innovative and compelling audio.

For further information regarding this role please contact Richard Knight richard.knight@bbc.co.uk

Package Description

Location: Delhi/Mumbai

Contract: 6 Month Fixed Term Contract

Grade: Local terms & Conditions

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in India.

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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