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Broadcast Journalist, Multimedia (Persian Service)

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

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 a historic and exciting expansion, the BBC World Service is expanding its language services serving audiences in Persian, Turkish, Afghan and Uzbek.

BBC Persian reaches a weekly audience of approximately 18 million people in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and around the world, providing content on TV, Radio, Online and Social Media. It is one of the BBC’s most popular and successful global services.

We are looking for three Broadcast Journalists (Multimedia) to work in the London team.

Role Responsibility

Working as part of the editorial/production team in London for BBC Persian, your role as Broadcast Journalist is to work across website, social platforms, TV programmes and radio to ensure that the highest quality content is created for our audience.  Reporting to the Multimedia Editor, you will contribute and participate in new media platforms, ensuring all content meets the highest editorial standards.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will be a fluent modern Farsi speaker and writer, with an excellent command of English.  You will have a journalistic background with a keen interest in the developments in the digital market where Persian is spoken, as well as knowledge of what works on digital platforms.  The ability to produce original and creative stories and programmes for TV is essential, together with a good broadcasting voice and strong reporting skills.  You will have a broad knowledge of international news and current affairs, as well as issues related to the target region.

Package Description

Grade 7

Continuing contract

Location: London

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

The maximum salary for this role, inclusive of allowances, is £41,000 per annum.

The closing date is Wednesday 25th October 2017 at 23:59 hrs GMT.

Please submit your application in English.

Previous applicants will be reconsidered - please do not reapply if you have already done so.

About the BBC

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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