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Video Journalist, BBC Korean

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 468 million globally, including TV, digital platforms, radio, digital satellite and cable channels.

BBC News Korean is part of the 16 services of the Asia Region and is spread across Seoul and London. The multimedia service broadcasts on radio and has a thriving online and social media presence.

The service aims to make international news relevant to our Korean audience. Our service brings quality, impartial, original journalism with news and current affairs to the Korean speaking audience.

Role Responsibility

As Video Journalist  you will be responsible for gathering and producing original video for our website, Facebook and YouTube platforms.

You'll be using a range of video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to research, write, shoot, assemble, edit and deliver outputs in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards – recognising the distinct requirements of different types of output.

You'll also be asked to routinely self-shoots and edits complete packages and produce creative content for digital platform and social media along with exercising editorial judgment in developing story ideas and producing accurate and impartial journalism.

Finally you'll be asked to undertake pre- and post-production and studio work, live and pre-recorded. Use a range of video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have the following;

  • Must have experience in creating and curating social and digital content in Korean language, as well as a good feel for strong and distinctive stories.
  • Must have fluency in written and spoken Korean language and a high comprehension of English is an advantage
  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people for video gathering in South Korea where the Service may not have access to on a regular basis
  • Knowledge of Korea's current affairs, social life and the ability to edit video contents including texts, captions and graphics in that Korean.
  • Basic skills of shooting photo and video, and of gathering journalistic material through other technical means.
  • Knowledge of video editing principles and experience with Final Cut or Adobe Premier or other video editing software. Proficiency in IT skills, including Microsoft Office programmes.
  • Practical experience and extensive knowledge of the Internet and an understanding of the potential of new technology is essential as well as an eagerness to master and use new technologies.

Package Description

Local Terms & Conditions Apply
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Seoul

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to live and reside in the South Korea.

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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