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Digital Journalist - BBC Monitoring Miami

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Job Introduction

BBC Monitoring provides news and information based on open source media – TV, radio, press, social media, internet - from around the world.  BBCM’s services are used by the BBC and a range of commercial companies and the UK Government.  Our journalists track, translate and analyse local sources to make sense of what is happening on the ground, particularly in parts of the world where reliable news and information is in short supply.

BBC Monitoring has nearly 230 staff and a budget of nearly £13m. It has staff in the UK and in 12 international offices.

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Role Responsibility

BBC Monitoring is looking for a Digital Journalist for its Miami-based Latin America team to produce a range of content for the BBCM web site, other BBC platforms and commercial customers.

As part of a small team in Miami, you will use various tools and techniques to track news from and about Latin American media, identify key developments and trends and write reports in English for the BBC Monitoring website and other BBC platforms.

You will be a skilled translator and editor, able to sub contributions from freelancers quickly and accurately.

You will also come up with original ideas and creative treatments for ongoing and emerging narratives, including data-driven products and multimedia elements.

You will actively seek feedback from BBCM’s users and work with the Editorial Lead and the rest of the team to interpret this and respond in a timely manner. 

Are you the right candidate?

You will have a thorough understanding of politics and the media environment in Latin America, a good grasp of international news, with particular focus on the region, and recent experience as a journalist.

Excellent written English, fluency in either Spanish or Portuguese and the ability to translate quickly and accurately are also a must. Being able to translate from another regional language would be an advantage.

You will demonstrate sound editorial judgement based upon a clear understanding of the BBC’s editorial values and knowledge of BBC Monitoring’s customer interests.

Willingness and enthusiasm to embrace new ways of working and new technology are essential, as are excellent team-working skills. The ideal candidate will also be willing to travel to the UK.

Some broadcast experience, video editing and multimedia production skills are desirable.

Please see the attached Job Description for full details.

Package Description

Contract: Continuing - full time

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Miami, USA

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

About the BBC

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We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

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