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Digital Journalist - Iran, BBC Monitoring Tbilisi

Job Introduction

BBC Monitoring is recruiting a Digital Journalist to work as part of an expanding team covering Iran in the BBC offices in Tbilisi.

BBC Monitoring offers open source monitoring of TV, radio, web and print media around the world. It is an important part of the BBC's newsgathering operation and provides content for BBC output and a range of other customers.

Click here for further information on the service BBC Monitoring provides:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/monitoring

Role Responsibility

As a Digital Journalist, you’ll play a pivotal role in meeting the needs of BBC Monitoring’s users by identifying news and key insights from TV, radio, newspapers and social media in Iran. You will produce engaging content in English on a range of different platforms. You will work within a shift pattern, often dictated by events as they happen.

You'll use a variety of tools and techniques to mine the media for story ideas, identify emerging trends and narratives and contribute to advance planning for coverage of key events.

The Ideal Candidate

You have experience as a journalist, excellent writing skills and are able to identify material that makes a “high impact” story of interest to BBC Monitoring’s customers. You have a thorough understanding of the media environment of Iran and good knowledge of political, cultural, religious and economic factors significant in the region.

You are willing and able to embrace new ways of working and new technology, and are constantly looking for ways to innovate.

Fluency in English and Persian (Farsi) is essential

Package Description

Contract: Continuing (local terms and conditions)

Location: BBC Offices, Tbilisi, Georgia

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 very 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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