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Presenter (Arabic Television)

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

Job Introduction

BBC Arabic provides news, current affairs and programmes on Radio, TV and Online to Arabic speaking audiences in the Middle East and across the world, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.  The output is modern in style and outlook and adheres to BBC values of accuracy and impartiality. It has broad appeal, free from commercial, political and religious affiliations or pressures.

We are looking for a Presenter to join the Television team.  This is a continuing contract requiring flexible working (predominantly nights).

Role Responsibility

As a Presenter, you are expected to present or co-present strands and sections of output in TV, online or radio as well as conduct interviews.  You should have great interviewing skills and be able to get the best out of the most difficult programme guests.  The ideal candidate will also be familiar with latest TV formats and have practical ideas about new ways of presenting the programme and engaging the audience.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate strong editorial judgement based on extensive journalism experience including experience of live broadcasting on radio or television.  Fluency in both written and spoken Arabic is essential with the ability to communicate effectively in English.  You will need a thorough understanding of issues in the Middle East and international affairs.  A good broadcasting voice and on-screen presence are essential.  The ability to interpret complex stories for a non-specialist audience is important.

As part of your application, you must submit a link to your showreel (maximum five minutes).

Package Description

Grade 89 / Proposed Band D

Continuing contract

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

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

The maximum salary for this role is £52,759 per annum, inclusive of allowances

The closing date is Sunday 8th July 2018 at 23:59 hrs BST

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.


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