Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC Click
BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, part of BBC News, delivering a wide range of language and regional services and working increasingly with other parts of BBC News to serve global audiences. It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 320 million globally, including TV, digital platforms including social media, AM, FM, shortwave, digital satellite and cable channels. As part of an historic and exciting expansion, the BBC World Service has introduced four new language services serving audiences in India – Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi and Telugu – to work alongside two existing services, BBC Hindi and BBC Tamil. All six Indian language services are based predominantly in the BBC’s Delhi bureau, working closely and collaboratively with all teams in that office and with teams in the BBC’s headquarters in London to deliver the best service for BBC audiences.
All Language Services are multi platform, with a multimedia website with a focus on digital video, text, interactivity for both desktop and mobile platforms, and a daily TV news programmes for the Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu services. Each service aims to make international news relevant to an Indian audience, and bring international perspectives to bear on Indian and global developments.
The Senior Broadcast Journalist will work as part of the Indian Language Television teams but specifically working on Near News output – the Science and Technology strand of BBC Click in Hindi, Telugu, Gujarati and Tamil.
You will report to the TV Editor supervising a team of Broadcast Journalists in shaping on-the-day content for the Indian Languages daily TV outputs. You will oversee the production of Click in the Delhi bureau and co-ordinate with other teams to ensure the best material flows between London and the South Asia region and ensure that the multi-media output conforms to BBC Editorial Guidelines.
The Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will have a proven track record of producing stories and programmes for TV, and proven editorial judgement. You will have substantial experience as a journalist, both in originating material and editing the work of others.
We are looking for somebody with an excellent broadcasting voice, good leadership and team building skills, strong reporting skills with the ability to perform with flair. A full command of written and spoken English is essential.
12 month fixed term contract/attachment
Local terms and conditions apply
Role based in Delhi
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in India.
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