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Broadcast Journalist, Online - BBC Arabic Service

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

Job Introduction

BBC Arabic is the largest BBC language service, providing news, current affairs and programmes on Radio, TV and Online to Arabic speaking audiences in the Middle East and across the world, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

The output is modern in style and outlook and adheres to BBC values of accuracy and impartiality. It has broad appeal, free from commercial, political and religious affiliations or pressures.

Role Responsibility

We are looking for outstanding and creative journalists, to work primarily on digital content for the BBC Arabic website, digital and social platforms. Working under the supervision of Senior Broadcast Journalists, Broadcast Journalists (BJs) produce accurate, informed and interesting content to the highest possible standards. The role demands energy, creativity and flexibility, as well as a genuine passion for explaining the world to our audiences.

We’ll be looking for a track record of reportage and an ability to translate the rich journalism of news and current affairs into digital content. International experience will be an advantage, as will ideas for creative ways to reach under-served audiences, for example women and younger people.

Are you the right candidate?

You'll need substantial and proven experience in digital journalism with a good knowledge of production techniques.  We're looking for candidates with a full command and up-to-date knowledge of spoken and written modern standard Arabic (as first or equivalent language) as well as a good knowledge of English and the ability to communicate effectively.  You'll need the ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media.  An excellent understanding of BBC Arabic output and audiences is essential along with an awareness of the growing importance of social media and the benefits and challenges it brings.

Package Description

12 month fixed term contract

Local terms and conditions.

Based in Cairo

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

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC.


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