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Bilingual Reporter (Science & Health), BBC Hindi 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. As part of an historic and exciting expansion, the BBC World Service has introduced 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 are 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.

We are now looking for an exceptional; Hindi speaking Reporter to join the Delhi based team on a 12 month fixed term contract.

Role Responsibility

The BBC Hindi reporter will play a crucial role within the service, with 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 science & health related stories in the patch for wider BBC consumption also. You will be required to report for multi-platform outlets, including television, online and social media and radio in Hindi.

On a day to day basis you will provide broadcast coverage in Hindi and English, covering news topics and events related to science and health related issues. You will also advice on news developments and will contribute to playbacks, programme reviews and editorial decisions.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will be an experienced Reporter with a thorough knowledge of science and health related topics. You will have a proven track record in creating news content for social media and other digital platforms and a deep understanding of the region and audience requirements.

It is essential that applicants are fluent in Hindi and English, both written and spoken.

Package Description

Contract: 12 month fixed term contract.   

Local terms and conditions apply.

Location: Delhi, India 

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in India. 

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