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Senior Broadcast Journalist (Planning), Beirut

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

Job Introduction

BBC Arabic is the largest BBC language service, providing 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 Senior Broadcast Journalist with experience in Planning to join the Beirut team.  This is a fixed term contract for 12 months on local terms and conditions.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Assignment and Planning Editors, you will plan coverage and specific story projects and commission stories from Regional Arabic Correspondents and Stringers as required.  You will explore and pitch stories to be covered by regional correspondents and stringers in Lebanon, Syria and other parts of the region preparing and suggesting coverage plans for political, cultural, social and humanitarian events.  You will also assist the Arabic Newsgathering, Planning and Assignment Editors in planning next day or longer term coverage, booking two-ways and packages from the bureau, correspondents in the field and a range of related tasks. 

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be a fluent Arabic speaker and writer, with an excellent command of English.  You will have substantial experience in a senior journalistic role, with demonstrable knowledge in a planning capacity.  Strong knowledge of regional and international news stories and issues, as well as forthcoming news events is essential.  TV, digital media, radio and online production techniques and facilities knowledge is important. 

Package Description

12 months fixed term contract (local terms and conditions apply)

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

The successful candidate must have the right to work in Lebanon

Please submit your application and CV in English

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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