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Digital Journalist, BBC Monitoring

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

Job Introduction

BBC Monitoring offers open source monitoring of TV, radio, web and print media around the world. It is an important part of the BBC's newsgathering operation and provides content for BBC output.  Our round-the-clock media monitoring is also provided to a range of other customers, including media organisations, foreign governments, NGOs and universities.

We are recruiting for a Digital Journalist to work as part of a team covering the Middle East and the Gulf in the BBC office in Cairo.

Please click here for further information on the service BBC Monitoring provides:

Role Responsibility

As a Digital Journalist, you will play a pivotal role in maintaining the BBC Monitoring writing standards.  You will ensure and help with the production of high-quality engaging content in English on a range of different platforms.  You will be expected to work within a shift pattern, often dictated by events as they happen.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience as a digital journalist in a news environment.  English language skills are essential.  Experience in writing and editing news stories and lengthy insight pieces in English is essential.  You will have a thorough understanding of the media environment, plus the political, cultural, religious and economic factors which are significant in this region.  You must be willing and able to embrace new ways of working and new technology, constantly looking for ways to innovate.

Package Description

Fixed term contract for 12 months

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Cairo, Egypt

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

Please submit your CV and application 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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