Video Journalist BBC Tamil Service (based in Chennai)
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. As part of an historic and exciting expansion, the BBC World Service is introducing four new language services serving audiences in India – Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi and Telugu – to work alongside two existing services, BBC Hindi and BBC Tamil.
All six Indian language services will be based predominantly in the BBC’s Delhi bureau, working closely and collaboratively with all teams in that office and with teams in the BBC’s headquarters in London to deliver the best service for BBC audiences.
All Language Services are 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 for some services. Each service aims to make international news relevant to an Indian audience, and bring international perspectives to bear on Indian and global developments.
Reporting to the Tamil Service Editor, your role is to produce, shoot and edit material, delivering highly shareable and engaging content for our service. You will ensure content is published according to timelines and meets the highest editorial standards at all times. You will also be responsible for location lighting, filming, editing, post production and product delivery.
The Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will have a full command of Tamil (written and spoken) and a good standard of English. A journalistic background is required. Experience of digital newsgathering, original journalism, using various cameras and filing video from the field is essential; knowledge of outside broadcast techniques would be a distinct advantage. You will have a track record of filming and editing high quality video content, with knowledge of working with Final Cut Pro and other tools and applications as required. A full understanding of current technical issues involved in production of video content and a demonstrable interest in new media technologies is important.
Grade: Local terms and conditions
Please note that the successful candidate must have the right to work in India
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