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Broadcast Journalist, BBC Turkish

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

Job Introduction

BBC Turkish is a multi-platform department, providing news, sport and information to Turkish speaking audiences in Turkey and around the world on digital and social media, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. It requires a number of Journalists to work across the range of its digital output, on desktop and mobile engaging with young audiences. Working under the supervision of Senior Journalists, Journalists produce accurate, informed and interesting content to the highest possible standards. The role demands creativity and flexibility, as well as a genuine passion for news, current affairs and emerging technologies.

Role Responsibility

You will research, produce, translate, edit or adapt high quality and compelling content including live text, video and interactive features for publication and sharing via social media, on established and emerging platforms. Alongside this, you will use social media effectively to spot the news as it breaks, to identify viral content and to develop and manage onsite communities and offsite social presences, with the aim of maximising reach and awareness.

Are you the right candidate?

With fluency in written and spoken Turkish and a very good level of English you’ll have the ability to work effectively in both languages. You’ll have recent experience as a journalist in a digital and social news environment and have a comprehensive and up to date knowledge of current affairs in Turkey and internationally.  With ability to write, adapt and translate material for a variety of audiences and media forms, you will understand our audience needs.  Experience of producing and editing video, managing and developing communities online and using social media for newsgathering is highly desirable.

Package Description

Grade 7D.  Maximum salary package £36,193 per annum (including allowances)

1 year fixed term contract/attachment


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