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Senior Presenter, BBC Tamil

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.

The Tamil service is a digital first service at the heart of the Asia region. They find innovative and distinctive ways of covering the key regional and global stories and at the same time, leading the way with strong original journalism.

To hear more about BBC Tamil please watch our video: https://youtu.be/hBcvv5YI-vU

We are looking for a Senior Presenter to join our Tamil service based in Delhi.

Role Responsibility

Your role is to produce and present live day-to-day TV and Digital content on BBC Tamil.  You will broadcast in a timely, authoritative and engaging manner, ensuring you meet the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines and strict journalistic standards.  You will present to a wide audience, making complex issues accessible and comprehensible.  Presenting or co-presenting in both the studio or on location and reporting in the field on important events is a key part of this role.  You will make the best use of new technologies, in particular around social media, to deliver journalism to our audiences.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable background in a senior journalistic role, with a track record of presenting on-air and in the field.  You will have a full command of Tamil (written and spoken) with a broadcast-standard level of English.  An authoritative microphone voice and the ability to conduct live and pre-recorded interviews is essential.  A track record of accuracy and impartiality and sound editorial judgement is important.  You will also have a broad knowledge of social media markets and full understanding of BBC Social Media Guidelines.

Package Description

Location: Delhi

Contract: continuing (local terms and conditions apply)

Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having 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.

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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