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Broadcast Journalist (Multimedia), BBC Bengali Service

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.

The BBC Bengali Service is a well-known and highly respected news service in Bangladesh, providing up-to-date news and current affairs in Bengali and covering both domestic and international news stories. It is multiplatform, with a multimedia website with a focus on digital video, text, interactivity for both desktop and mobile platforms, daily radio output, and a weekly TV news and current affairs programme in Bengali. The service aims to make international news relevant to Bengali audiences, and bring international perspectives to bear on Bangladesh and global developments. Our service brings quality, impartial, original journalism with news and current affairs to the Bengali speaking region.

Role Responsibility

Reporting tothe BBC Bengali Editor you will work as part of the editorial/production team in Dhaka for BBC Bengali. This will involveworking across website, social platforms and TV programme to ensure that the highest quality content is created for our audiences, and make sure that content conforms to BBC editorial standards. Your role will be toreport, present, research, write, translate, edit and adapt stories or programme material for BBC Bengali TV, radio and online audiences.

Shift work will be required which could include early/late shifts, weekends and public holidays.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have proven experience of all aspects of delivering powerful stories under pressure for TV, online and social platforms. You will have the abilityto think of engaging and interesting storytelling techniques for Digital and TV platforms. It also requires first class communication skills. You'll be a key partof this digital operation and will have excellent written and spoken Bengali. A good command of written and spoken English is also essential. Finally you you will have theability to perform on camera for TV output.

Full list of all requirements can be found on the Job Description

Package Description

Job Title: Broadcast Journalist, Multimedia, BBC Bengali

Location:Dhaka, Bangladesh

Grade:Local terms & conditions

Reports to:BBC Bengali Editor

Contract:Continuing (Permanent)

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 have read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You will 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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