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Senior Broadcast Journalist TV - Delhi

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

Job Introduction

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 multiplatform, 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.

Role Responsibility

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Broadcast Journalist to join the BBC TV outputs team in Delhi and to become a crucial part of shaping the on-the-day content for the daily TV outputs in Indian Languages.This person will report to the TV Editor and supervise a team of Broadcast Journalists. Not only this but the Senior Broadcast Journalist will be responsible for supervising production work ensuring multimedia output conforms to BBC Editorial guidelines. You will be the creative mind in the team with the ability to think of new and innovative treatments for digital and social platforms that can also work on TV.


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills, particularly in English both written and spoken and any other Indian language would be a bonus.

As one of the Senior members of the team you must have sound editorial judgement as you will be required to make crucial decisions on a daily basis, you should be able to write and edit quickly and clearly or rework scripts that can be used by all Indian Languages TV teams ans you must have an awareness of social trends across Indian and South Asia in order to make informed decisions on stories that come to you based in these areas.

In addition you must have experience of leading and supervising a team in a similar domain,in a fast moving and highly pressurised environment. 


Package Description

Grade:                  Local terms and conditions

Location:              Delhi

Contract:              Continuing

Please note that the successful candidate must have the right to work in India

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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