Multimedia Broadcast Journalist - Delhi
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.
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
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.
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