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Senior Producer (Multimedia) - Russian Service

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Job Introduction

The BBC’s Moscow Bureau is one of seven hub bureaux around the world and as such is among the busiest and most challenging of broadcast environments. The Bureau incorporates the following BBC services: Newsgathering, Russian Service, Monitoring. Working together, these services provide BBC programmes, including business and online services, with broadcast news and current affairs material of the highest possible editorial, production and technical standards gathered in the most efficient manner on a range of subjects.

News from Russia and the Former Soviet Union occupies an important place in the global news agenda and the BBC seeks to remain a competitive, respected and reliable source of information from across the region.

Role Responsibility

We are recruiting a Senior Producer (Multimedia) to lead a team of dedicated reporters who are covering mostly political issues in Russia.  You'll desk edit the multiplatform material, ensuring that output conforms to the highest editorial and production standards; is lively and interesting and of relevance to the target area; and that the BBC’s editorial guidelines are adhered to. You'll oversee coverage so that all stories are reported in a multimedia way.  Working alongside other Editors and Senior Producers, you'll act as a point of editorial reference, providing editorial leadership as required.  You'll need to work closely with colleagues in Moscow and the team in London to ensure a seamless transition between teams, to contribute to the planned coverage of upcoming stories and to ensure 360 degree commissioning.  The key duties include subbing online, audio and video stories; making suggestions on deployments and commissions.

The Ideal Candidate

You will need to be fluent in English, both in written and spoken form, with an ability to communicate effectively on a high level.  A full command and up-to-date knowledge of the Russian language (first language or equivalent) is essential.  You'll need significant experience as a broadcast or print journalist for the target area with an ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences.  You'll also need to demonstrate a wide and up-to-date familiarity with the target area and an in-depth understanding of its history, politics, social issues and culture as well as the changing needs of the audience.

Package Description

12 month fixed term contract

Based in Moscow, Russia

Local terms and conditions apply

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

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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