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Senior Journalist - BBC Arabic Xtra TV

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, 7 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 now looking for a Senior Journalist for BBC Arabic Xtra TV to join our team in Beirut.

Role Responsibility

You will work to the Series Producer of the show working with a team of Journalists in shaping content for BBC Arabic, both digitally and on TV.  You will work as part of the editorial team responsible for carrying out the main editorial, managerial and administrative tasks, ensuring output conforms to BBC Editorial Guidelines.  You'll oversee production work ensuring our output is lively and interesting and of relevance to the target area.  Working to the Arabic Programme Editor, you'll together act as a point of editorial reference, providing editorial leadership as required.

The Ideal Candidate

Extensive experience of live TV/radio journalism is essential along with a clear understanding of digital & interactive journalism.  You'll need a proven ability to lead and motivate teams of journalists and other staff with proven experience of making difficult editorial decisions under pressure.  You'll need to be fluent in spoken and written Arabic and English.  Knowledge of youth problems and hopes in the region and a strong interest and knowledge of regional and international news is also essential.

Package Description

Continuing contract

Based in Beirut, Lebanon

Local terms and conditions apply

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Lebanon.

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.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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