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Multimedia Broadcast Journalist - Afghan Kabul Bureau (Pashto)

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

Job Introduction

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 a historic and exciting expansion, the BBC World Service is expanding its language services serving audiences in Persian, Dari, Pashto, Turkish, Uzbek and Kyrgyz.

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 programmes for some including Pashto. Each service aims to make international news relevant to the specific Near East audience, and bring international perspectives to bear global developments.

Role Responsibility

Based in Kabul with occasional travels involved, you will be expected to work as part of a team of journalists and reporting to the Editor of Afghan Service in Kabul. 

You will report in the field, originate research, prepare, produce and present items, articles, packages, interviews, discussions, complete programmes, background, analysis and features, for radio, online and TV. To ensure that any editorial material for which the post holder is responsible meets the standards required by the BBC.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for an experience journalist with a full command and up to date knowledge of Pashto as first (or equivalent) language. You will also need a good command of English including comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.

You will have recent and relevant full-time experience as a journalist, both in originating material and editing the work of others and have experience of reporting on international and Afghanistan political and economics issues.  You will be able to demonstrate a good range of contacts for interview purposes including political and economic analysts, politicians, etc.

We expect a good broadcasting voice and the ability to acquire the appropriate presentation style of the network.

Package Description

Contract: Fixed term - 12 months

Local terms and conditions apply.

Location: Kabul

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

About the Company

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

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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.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

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