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Broadcast Journalist, BBC Punjabi

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

Job Introduction

BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, delivering a wide range of language and regional services on radio, TV, online and social networks.  It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 320 million globally, including shortwave, AM, FM, digital satellite and cable channels.  As part of a historic and exciting expansion, the BBC World Service has introduced four new language services across South Asia – Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi and Telugu. 

All four services are multiplatform, with a multimedia website with a focus on text, digital video, interactivity for both desktop and mobile platforms, social network presence, and a daily TV news programme for each service.  The services aim to make international news relevant to an Indian audience, and bring international perspectives to bear on Indian and global developments.

All services in the Region share an ambitious outlook to attract more audience to our digital, radio and TV contents and strengthen outputs in the coming years so to respond to the changes in the market.  BBC Punjabi is part of this dynamic group of services and will be a vibrant, creative and efficient unit of the Asia region.

We are looking to recruit a Broadcast Journalist (Multimedia) to support the Punjabi service.  This role is based in New Delhi on local terms and conditions.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Punjabi Editor, you will work 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.  You will be responsible for delivering influential stories within tight deadlines for TV, online and digital platforms.  You will be expected to report, present, research, write, translate, edit and adapt stories or programme material for the Punjabi service.

Flexibility is required for this role.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in a journalistic role, with a full command of Punjabi and a good command of English (written and spoken for both languages). You will have an excellent broadcasting voice, able to perform on camera for TV output.  Knowledge of digital production techniques and social media platforms is important.  An understanding of global and regional news in the target area is essential.  You will have a flair for creative writing, able to bring new and interesting angles to stories for BBC Punjabi.

Package Description

Contract: continuing

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Delhi, India

Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having the right to work in India

About the BBC

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We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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