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Researcher - BBC Monitoring

Job Introduction

BBC Monitoring offers open source monitoring of TV, radio, press and digital media from 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:  https://monitoring.bbc.co.uk/

The roles are based at BBC Monitoring in Caversham Park, near Reading.

Role Responsibility

This role requires a combination of regional knowledge, newswriting and research skills, and is pivotal to ensuring that BBC Monitoring creates products that deliver high value to users.

You will prepare background information and create products in a range of formats in collaboration with other BBCM journalists. You will also be involved in integrating video, images, graphics and data into BBCM's output.

You will be responsible for maintaining an up-to-date database of personalities, organisations and source information, using the best technology for gathering and surfacing reliable information.

The Ideal Candidate

BBC Monitoring watches hundreds of traditional and social media sources each day so that it can report and explain the world to its users.

Our researchers help this work by verifying information on political and other personalities and organisations, and maintaining this data to a high standard in an authoritative reference database. They also assist in the production of a variety of other products, both written and multimedia.

BBCM’s researchers need a thorough understanding of the languages, politics, history and media of the countries and regions for which they are responsible, along with a high level of interest in global current affairs.

They should also have excellent written English, a keen eye for detail and a commitment to meticulous accuracy.

Researchers need to be able to work unsupervised to tight deadlines, and to be a team player who can collaborate with other researchers and journalists in the UK and abroad to serve a range of users.

We are offering a number of one-year contracts for researchers with Arabic and European languages.

Preference may be given to candidates who offer a combination of these languages. Specialist knowledge of topics on which BBC Monitoring focuses, such as the media industry and security affairs, would also be an advantage, as would multimedia production skills. 

 

Package Description

Grade: 5

Recruiting for a number of one year attachments.

In your application, please specify the languages in which you would like to be tested.

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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