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Multimedia Broadcast Journalist - Delhi

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 an historic and exciting expansion, in 2017 the BBC World Service introduced 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 are 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 Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu. Each service aims to make international news relevant to an Indian audience, and bring international perspectives to bear on Indian and global developments.

We are looking to recruit a Multimedia Broadcast Journalist to support the Telugu service. This role is based in Delhi on local terms and conditions.

Role Responsibility

The Multimedia Broadcast Journalist will work across website, social platforms and TV programmes to ensure that the highest quality content is created for our audiences, and to make sure that content conforms to BBC editorial standards. 

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

Please see the attached Job Description for full details.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A full command of the Telugu language as well as being fluent in English
  • An interest around the developments in the digital market in India and South Asia with a good knowledge of what works well on these digital platforms
  • A proven record of using social media effectively to engage audiences with good knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and You Tube posting formats and best practice, engagement and  technical issues
  • Strong editorial and production experience
  • Substantial recent and relevant experience as a journalist, both in originating material and editing the work of others
  • An excellent broadcasting voice and strong reporting skills with the ability to perform with flair

Package Description

Contract: Full time - Continuing (Permanent)

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Delhi, India

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

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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