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Multimedia Broadcast Journalist (Dari), BBC Afghan Service

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

Job Introduction

BBC World Service is one of the world’s largest  international multimedia broadcasters, part of BBC News, delivering a wide range of language and regional services and working increasingly with other parts of the BBC to serve our huge global audiences.  Our multiple platforms reach a 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 has increased its language services serving audiences in Persian, Dari, Pashto, Turkish, Uzbek and Kyrgyz.  We are now looking for two talented Dari-speaking Multimedia Journalists to join our BBC Afghan service on 12 month fixed term contracts.

Role Responsibility

Our Multimedia Journalists work across digital and, social media platforms together with  TV programmes to ensure that we create the highest quality and most up to date content for our audiences. They also make sure that content is relevant, contemporary, unexpected and thought- provoking whilst conforming to BBC Editorial Guidelines. 

You will be responsible for delivering influential stories within tight deadlines for TV, digital  and social media  platforms and will be expected to report, present, research, write, translate, edit and adapt stories or programme material for the service.

Please have a look at the attached Job Description for full details.

The Ideal Candidate

You must have substantial, recent experience as a journalist with the ability to write original news content for a variety of media platforms and different audiences whilst finding interesting angles. You will have extensive knowledge of the politics, culture and social affairs in Afghanistan and the wider region.

A fluent understanding of Dari and English, both written and spoken, is essential.

We offer first-class journalism training, state of the art technology and opportunities for growth within a world leader in international media.

Package Description

Contract: 12 month fixed term contract/attachment

Two vacancies available 

 Local terms and conditions apply.

Based in 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.

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

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


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