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Correspondent/Reporter - Mumbai

Job Introduction

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.  The Economics and Business Centre provides video, audio and online content of the highest possible editorial and technical standard.

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. 

Role Responsibility

As a Correspondent/Reporter, you will be joining a team which covers business news and current affairs in South Asia. You will provide timely, expert and authoritative coverage across TV, Online, Mobile and Radio, working closely with teams in Mumbai, Singapore and London and other Language services in Delhi to decide on treatments, content and scripting.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Experience as a journalist in television, radio or online
  • Experience producing digital video is an advantage
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and spoken Hindi at a professional level is essential.  Knowledge of another Indian language would be an advantage.
  • Outstanding knowledge of business and economic affairs in South Asia, and strong news judgement
  • Broadcast experience on air, specifically live reporting, would be an advantage
  • Creative journalist who knows how to write business stories in an engaging way for our audience in South Asia and beyond
  • A self-starter who can work independently
  • Ability to work cooperatively within a small team of journalists in a high-pressure environment
  • A demonstrable understanding of the requirements of TV, radio and online/mobile journalism

Please view the full Job Description for more information.

Package Description

Contract:Fixed term for 12 months

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Mumbai, India

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in India.

Please note - interviews for this position will be held on 12th and 13th December.

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