Broadcast Journalist Multimedia - BBC Tamil Service (Delhi)
BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, part of BBC News, 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. As part of an historic and exciting expansion, the BBC World Service is introducing four new language services serving audiences in India – Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi and Telugu – to work alongside two existing services, BBC Hindi and BBC Tamil.
All six Indian language services will be based predominantly in the BBC’s Delhi bureau, working closely and collaboratively with all teams in that office and with teams in the BBC’s headquarters in London to deliver the best service for BBC audiences.
All Language Services are multiplatform, with a multimedia website with a focus on digital video, text, interactivity for both desktop and mobile platforms, and a daily TV news programme for the Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu services. Each service aims to make international news relevant to an Indian audience, and bring international perspectives to bear on Indian and global developments.
Reporting to the Senior Broadcast Journalists and Tamil Service Editor, your role is to work across website, social platforms and the TV programme to ensure that the highest quality content is created for our audiences, and make sure that content conforms to BBC editorial standards. You are expected to ensure our output is engaging and relevant to the audience. You will deliver powerful stories under pressure for a range of platforms.
The Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will be fluent in Tamil (written and spoken) and have a good knowledge of English. You will have a journalistic background, and a good working knowledge of international current affairs and a keen interest in the developments in the digital market in India and South Asia. A demonstrable interest in working in a multimedia environment is important.
Grade: Local terms and conditions
Please note that the successful candidate must have the right to work in India
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