Digital Journalist (Data Visualisation), 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 enhance news stories and products by BBC Monitoring journalists by creating and integrating distinctive videos, images, infographics, data journalism and data visualisation in order to ensure a powerful visual impact for users of the BBCM portal.  You'll generate original ideas for data-driven projects and stories based on the monitoring of media output and public-domain information, in line with BBCM's editorial priorities.  You'll deliver to tight deadlines by feeding into the news agenda for the day, identifying new ways to deliver digital content relevant to all of BBCM's users.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful Digital Journalist will have:

  • Experience as a journalist with strong knowledge of international news and current affairs
  • Numeracy skills – ability to understand spreadsheets and create them in Excel and Google Drive for stories / data sharing
  • A strong grasp of how to clean and query data
  • Capacity to translate complex numbers and statistics into straight-forward infographics and images
  • Be able to use basic design software (like Photoshop) to make composite images as well as create and update and create basic templates for static content for social media
  • Experience of visualising data and using visualisation tools
  • Demonstrable experience of working to tight deadlines
  • Ability to write about international news developments in idiomatic English, in a way that is engaging and relevant for the intended audience, and suitable for delivery on multiple platforms
  • Ability to understand and identify 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

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