The Economics and Business Centre is part of BBC Newsgathering – which provides news reports for television, radio and online/mobile platforms both in the UK and internationally.
We report stories of regional and global importance, providing insightful analysis for audiences in English and local languages. We have the highest editorial and technical standards.
The India business team has staff in Mumbai and Delhi and they regularly travel around the country and region. They report on news events as well as their own exclusive stories and interviews. There is a strong focus on experimenting with new forms of story-telling for digital audiences and providing analysis of the major themes in global business and economics.
We are recruiting for a Business Producer to drive the editorial agenda and manage coverage requests from all BBC programmes and outlets. You'll co-ordinate the reporting of business news from India (and South Asia when required) and clearly communicate coverage plans. You'll be the main point of contact across the BBC for the India business team and Mumbai bureau, liaising closely with teams based in Delhi, Singapore and London. You'll also work with the India business reporters to make decisions on treatments, content and scripting, ensuring their reports are of the highest quality and meet BBC editorial standards and guidelines and all legal requirements.
The Ideal Candidate
You'll need significant experience as a journalist in television, radio or online with experience of producing video news reports. An outstanding knowledge of business and economic affairs is essential, particularly in South Asia, with excellent news judgement. You'll need to demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of TV, radio and online/mobile journalism. Fluency in spoken and written English is compulsory, another Indian language is an advantage.
Please note this is not an on-air or reporting role.
Local recruit - local terms and conditions apply
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