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Reporter, Islamabad Urdu Service

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

Job Introduction

BBC Urdu provides news and current affairs to Urdu speaking audiences through broadcast and digital media on radio, TV, social and mobile platforms. In line with the World Service Group's innovation objectives of reaching new audiences, BBC Urdu is expanding its digital platform

Role Responsibility

You will work across all platforms – audio, video and text – to ensure that BBC Urdu Service output retains its distinctiveness, character and status in its target area. You'll contribute to and influence our regional and international news coverage, as well as participate in new media platforms. You'll also enable audiences to contribute to user-generated content across our multi-platform offer. On a daily basis you'll report to designated editors from Urdu Service and coordinate content with staff in London as well as with counterparts in other services to ensure consistency of output relevant to the target audience.

The Ideal Candidate

You'll need outstanding language skills, specifically fluent broadcastable and written Urdu.  Recent and relevant experience as a TV reporter and/or journalist is essential, both in originating material and editing the work of others. You'll need to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of national affairs together with an understanding of international affairs as well as excellent independent and balanced editorial judgement. You'll also need a thorough familiarity with the region and an in depth knowledge of audience requirements, and a good understanding of youth issues and the media interests of various age groups.  You'll need a good understanding of digital platforms and the types of content which do well on them.

Package Description

Grade: Local Recruit, Local Terms and Conditions

Contract: Continuing  

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

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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