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Multimedia Producer, BBC Russian Service

Job Introduction

The Russian Service is one of the largest language services in the BBC World Service. It has a 24/7 multiplatform website, and a large amount of video, interactive and audio content including radio. The Russian Service has staff based in London and Moscow and other locations, and a large part of the output is from the Moscow bureau. The Service’s output aims to make international news relevant to a Russian-speaking audience, and bring international perspectives to Russian and FSU developments. It aims to report in a lively and engaging fashion, and interactivity forms a large part of its content across all platforms.

Role Responsibility

Working in a multimedia team of journalists, you will write and create original material for all multimedia output, including text stories, radio, video and TV reports. You will be responsible for moving a story on, amending and updating material as required, and working to make our output interactive. In order to do this, you will research, report, write, translate and adapt stories or programme material into Russian. You will be producing and presenting items, reports, packages, interviews and discussions, and also report in text, audio and video from the field from time to time in a range of formats. Shift work is required that includes nights, weekends and public holidays.

The Ideal Candidate

With proven recent and relevant journalistic experience, you will have a wide and up to date knowledge of Russian and international affairs. You will have Russian as your first (or equivalent) language, a full comprehension of English, and the ability to write, translate and adapt material accurately and to the deadline. You will have the ability to write original material and adapt stories for multimedia output, and have experience of reporting in the field. It is also essential that you have a broad knowledge of the internet. Suitable voice and presentation style are beneficial. You will also show an in-depth understanding of Russia’s history, politics, social issues and culture as well as the changing needs of the audience.

Package Description

Grade: 7D

Location - London

Contract - Permanent

Maximum salary £40k (inclusive of allowances).

Closing date 4th September 2017.

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 very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

 

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