Senior Broadcast Journalist (Multimedia) - Delhi
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 is introducing 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 will be 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 post holder will be responsible for ensuring that coverage meets the highest editorial and production standards whilst planning and promoting new working practices to meets the needs of the ever changing media market. You will be involved in the training and day to day supervision of Broadcast Journalists and other production staff. Reporting South Asian and International issues will require you to maintain a balance between global and regional coverage. You will be a leader encouraging and inspiring the team of journalists in the production of interesting and imaginative programming.
The Ideal Candidate
You’ll have complete comprehension of written and spoken Hindi and English. The successful individual will have a strong ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, style and for different audiences coupled with a good broadcasting voice and appropriate presentation style to communicate effectively with listeners. You will have exceptional recent experience as a broadcast or print journalist. You’ll have a thorough awareness of the media situation in the target area and the way it is developing and the challenges it poses to the BBC.
Grade: Local terms and conditions
Please note that the successful candidate must have the right to work in India
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