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Picture Editor, Arabic Service - Visual Journalism

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC News Mobile and Online provides broadcast and digital continuous news to our audiences everywhere. Visual Journalism is a key creative department within Mobile and Online, responsible for ensuring the highest standards are maintained in BBC News’ Output and is at the centre of the BBC’s innovation to develop new forms of News delivery in the rapidly developing multimedia broadcast and digital world.

BBC Arabic provides a high quality Television Service to the Middle East.

Role Responsibility

A Picture Editor’s role in the Arabic Service is to create highly crafted television output using the very best video and audio available through BBC Newsgathering and broadcast partners. In this process the editor must: assess material against productions' editorial and presentation requirements; edit the available material to meet these requirements and transmission, publishing or production deadlines; and to the professional standards required by BBC News Editing.

The Ideal Candidate

You'll need to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and experience in Broadcast Craft Editing Techniques. You'll need to be fully conversant with FCP 7 and Q Edit, working on News and longer form programmes.  A full understanding of the systems that support the edit platforms in Arabic News is essential, such as Jupiter and JFE or other file transfer systems.  You'll need excellent interpersonal skills and experience of working to tight broadcast deadlines with an in-depth knowledge of the BBC’s Editorial guidelines.  An ability to understand Arabic is also essential.

Package Description

Current Grade: 7H

Contract:  6 month attachment / fixed term contract

Base:  London

Please note that candidates must have full UK working rights to be considered for this role.

Job share and part-time applications are welcome for this role.  Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.

Employees must seek the approval of their manager before applying for an attachment.

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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