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Women and Social Affairs Reporter (Bilingual) - BBC Hindi Service - Delhi

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. 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. BBC Hindi has a 24*7 website with a very vibrant social media presence and presence on radio platform. BBC Hindi has a specific focus on women and young audience.

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 each service. Each service aims to make international news relevant to an Indian audience, and bring international perspectives to bear on Indian and global developments.

Role Responsibility

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Bilingual (Hindi and English speaking) Reporter to join the BBC Hindi Service in Delhi, covering TV and digital output. Not only will you be providing timely, expert and authoritative coverage of news and current affairs events in South Asia, but you will be advising teams on women and social affairs stories in the patch for wider BBC consumption as well.

The incumbent will be required to report for multi-platform outlets, including television, online, social media and radio in Hindi.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills, particularly in spoken Hindi and very good knowledge in English, both written and spoken. 

You must have a key interest in women and social affairs and be able to produce authentic ways of capturing new stories on these topics to broadcast via different platforms particularly online and digitally. It is essential that you have had experience of using online and social media platforms to broadcast news stories as this is a significant part of the role. 

You must have sound editorial judgement and the ability to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines

Package Description

Grade:                  Local terms and conditions

Location:              Delhi

Contract:              Continuing

Please note that the successful candidate must have 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. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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