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Video Journalist - Lahore

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 429 million globally, including TV, digital platforms including social media, AM, FM and shortwave radio, digital satellite and cable channels. As part of an historic and exciting expansion, the BBC World Service has launched 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 are based predominantly in the BBC’s Delhi bureau, working closely and collaboratively 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 and a focus on digital video, text, interactivity for both desktop and mobile platforms, and a daily TV news programme for the Hindi, Tamil and Telugu services. Each service aims to make international news relevant to an Indian audience, and bring international perspectives to bear on Indian and global developments.

We are looking for a creative Video Journalist to work for the Indian Languages team based in Lahore, Pakistan.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Indian Languages’ Planning 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. You might at times be asked to write text pieces for your stories.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have command of Urdu (written and spoken) and a good standard of English. The candidate should be skilled in broadcast-level Punjabi and produce videos in Punjabi when needed. However, command over written Shahmukhi is not required.  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.

Please see the attached Job Description for more information.

Package Description

Contract: Full time - Continuing (Permanent)

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Lahore, Pakistan

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

About the Company

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

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, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

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