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Journalist, BBC Arabic Radio

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, and seven days per week.

The Arabic service aims to deliver the most distinctive, trustworthy and challenging journalism in Arabic in the world.  It aims to better reach and serve its Arabic speaking audiences, to explain the world and their place in it.  To achieve its ambition, BBC Arabic aims to get closer to its audience in the region.  This strategy has started years ago by establishing a number of bureaus in the region such as Cairo, Beirut, Tunis and now in Amman where some of its flagship day programmes will be produced later this year.

We are recruiting four Journalists to join the team on fixed term contracts for 12 months.  You will be part of the exciting launch of the new bureau.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Assistant Editor and supporting the Senior Journalists, you will be working as part of the editorial team.  You will research, write, translate, edit or adapt items, stories or programme material for Arabic Radio News & Programmes.  You will be responsible for carrying out editorial tasks and ensuring content meets BBC editorial guidelines and is relevant to our target audiences.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be a fluent Arabic and English speaker, with experience in a journalistic role.  On-air broadcasting knowledge is important.  You will have the ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to younger audiences and different forms of media.  Substantial knowledge of regional and global news and a full understanding of social media and digital journalism are essential.

Package Description

Location: Amman, Jordan

Contract: 4 x fixed term for 12 months

Local terms and conditions apply

Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having the right to work in Jordan

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.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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