Reporter - Eastern Afghanistan
BBC Afghan Service broadcasts in Pashto and Dari for audiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan on television, radio and online as well as interactive services. Our service is the quality news, current affairs and information channel of choice to the Pashto and Dari speaking regions. Our Newsgathering operation is at the heart of the service and we provide content for all platforms of the highest possible editorial and technical standard. We therefore serve BBC Afghan Service Radio, Online and Pashto TV with a range of video/audio/text output.
Reporting to the Planning and Commissioning Editor in London, and working under the mentorship of the Editor in Kabul, you will be required to gather news, conduct interviews, and produce features for Radio, Online and Pashto TV. This position consists of three elements; production, reporting, and newsgathering.
The Ideal Candidate
You will have extensive experience of daily coverage as a radio/TV reporter and have carried out live broadcasting
Fluency in both written and spoken Pashto and Dari
Practical evidence of outstanding journalistic experience with the ability to identify good newsworthy stories
Good story-telling skills and an understanding of a variety of formats for radio, Online and TV
Knowledge of the region including news and current affairs
Contract: Full time - Fixed term for 12 months
Local terms and conditions apply.
Location: Eastern Afghanistan
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Afghanistan.
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