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Senior Journalist (BBC Burmese Service)

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

Job Introduction

The BBC World Service’s Burmese Service is a well-known and highly respected news service in Burma, providing up-to-date news and current affairs in Burmese and covering both domestic and international news stories. It is multiplatform, with a multimedia website with a focus on digital video, text, interactivity for both desktop and mobile platforms, and a daily TV news programme in Burmese. The service aims to make international news relevant to Myanmar audience, and bring international perspectives to bear on Myanmar and global developments. Our service brings quality, impartial, original journalism with news and current affairs to the Burmese speaking region.

Role Responsibility

The Senior Journalist (Multimedia) will work with the News Editor and the Senior Journalist Team Manager (Production)   supervising a team of Journalists in shaping on-the-day content for BBC Burmese both digitally and on TV and radio.

The successful candidate will work as part of the editorial team responsible for carrying out the main editorial, managerial and administrative tasks, to ensure the multi-media output conforms to BBC Editorial Guidelines is lively and interesting and of relevance to the target area.

You will need to bring ideas and passion by the bucket load. You’ll need to have multimedia journalism skills, motivation and resilience to work in fast-paced newsroom, meeting tight deadlines and delivering output for an audience who mainly consume our content on social media.You must have sound and balanced editorial judgment and excellent written and spoken Burmese to be part of this multimedia operation

The Ideal Candidate

  • A full command and up to date knowledge of Burmese (first or equivalent) & fluency in English, both in written and spoken form and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Extensive Journalistic experience in a multimedia environment with demonstrable experiences of making sound editorial judgements.
  • Detailed current knowledge of Myanmar and the wide target area, and the changing needs of the audience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of international and British news and current affairs, particularly in relation to Myanmar.
  • Experience of managing resources.

For further information please see the job description attached. 

Package Description

Grade: 8 / Proposed Band: D

Contract – Continuing

Base - London

Salary - £35,250 - £42,000 per annum inclusive of allowances

Closing Date – 12/07/2018


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

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC. 


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