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News Producer, BBC Ukrainian

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

Job Introduction

The Ukrainian Service is one of 40 language services in the BBC World Service. It has a multiplatform website and a large amount of video, interactive and audio content. Most of the team are located in Kiev, with a few Multimedia Producers and Broadcast Journalists in London.

The service’s output aims to make international news relevant to the Ukrainian audience, and bring international perspectives to bear on Ukrainian 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

We are looking for a first class news journalist, to work with a team of journalists writing news, comments and articles for the Internet. On a daily basis, you will report to the Editor of BBC Ukrainian, as well as the Senior Producer/Desk Editor/Duty whether in Kiev, or London as appropriate.  The News Producer is nominated for the position and dismissed in accordance with Ukrainian working legislation.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a first-class journalist, with a full command and up to date knowledge of Ukrainian (as a first or equivalent language), along with a good knowledge of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively. Excellent translation skills are essential. You will have strong news journalism skills with sound editorial judgement.  You will need a proven knowledge of the Ukrainian political scene and an excellent knowledge of national and international affairs.  Good writing skills are essential, with the flexibility to adapt with accuracy and clarity to styles appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media. You will need a strong knowledge of the Internet and of web-publishing.

Package Description

Based in Kiev

3 x continuing contracts, local salary and conditions of service

Job share applications are welcome for this role.  Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.

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 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

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC. 


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