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Digital Journalist, BBC Monitoring

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

Job Introduction

BBC Monitoring (BBCM) provides news and information based on our monitoring of open source media from over 150 countries in more than 70 languages. It is an important part of the BBC's newsgathering operation, with journalists based in the UK and in international bureaux, and provides content for a range of BBC platforms.

Our extensive operation enables us to provide insightful and reliable coverage of political, economic, security and media news.

Our round-the-clock monitoring of TV, radio, press, digital media and news agencies is also provided to commercial clients and the UK and US governments.

Role Responsibility

As a Digital Journalist, you’ll produce engaging and insightful content in a variety of different formats based on the monitoring of vernacular sources. You will ensure all output produced adheres to the highest journalistic standards and is consistent with BBC editorial guidelines. You will also come up with original ideas and creative treatments for ongoing and emerging narratives, including data-driven products and multimedia elements. You’ll be expected to actively seek feedback from BBCM’s users, share BBCM's insights directly with BBC audiences, and will work collaboratively with colleagues in BBC Monitoring and across the BBC.

This particular role focuses on China and you will need to continually develop expert knowledge of all media types (including social media) in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly China, ensuring that this source context features in output.  You'll also maintain a thorough understanding of the news and current affairs of the Asia-Pacific region, particularly China; and act as a point of reference both internally and for all BBCM’s users

Are you the right candidate?

The successful Digital Journalist will have:

  • Experience as a journalist or a regional analyst with news judgement and knowledge of Asia Pacific (more specifically China).
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the news and current affairs of China and in-depth subject matter expertise on the local media environment.
  • An interest in international news and media developments globally.
  • Ability to write about developments in the target media in idiomatic English, in a way that is engaging and relevant for the intended audience, and suitable for delivery on multiple platforms.
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to embrace new ways of working and new technology to find and analyse information and produce content.
  • Ability to understand, identify and deliver on the needs of BBCM users.

Package Description

Contract type: Continuing
Location: Delhi, India

Local terms and conditions

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

Job Application Requirements:

  • CV
  • Questionnaire with opportunity to detail your experience

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.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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