Digital Journalist, Jerusalem
BBC Monitoring (BBCM) offers open source news and information from TV, radio, digital and print media in over 70 languages and from more than 150 countries around the world. It is an important part of the BBC's newsgathering operation, with journalists based in the UK and international bureaux, providing insightful content of political, economic, security and media news for BBC output. Our round-the-clock coverage of media sources is also available to a range of users, including commercial customers.
BBC Monitoring is recruiting a Digital Journalist to work as part of team covering Israel, Palestinian Territories and the wider Middle East based in the BBC office in Jerusalem.
This role requires a combination of good regional knowledge, news awareness, familiarity with media sources, an ability to write well in sound idiomatic English, as well as digital and research skills. Working as part of a team, you will ensure that BBCM creates products that are insightful, relevant and deliver high value to users. On a day-to-day basis, you will contribute to the BBC’s coverage of the Middle East by monitoring local media for key developments, coming up with new angles, ensuring accuracy and adding context as well as integrating video, images and data into BBCM's output.
Are you the right candidate?
You will have an excellent knowledge of English, Hebrew and Arabic and a thorough understanding of news and media developments in the Middle East region.
You will have sound experience as a journalist or communicator/translator, expertise in the local media environment including social media and an ability to write about developments in idiomatic English, in a way that is engaging and relevant to different users and on different platforms. You’ll be willing to embrace new ways of working and new technology to find and analyse information. With strong inter-personal skills, you’ll work closely with other colleagues within your team and across the BBC
Contract: One-year fixed term, local conditions
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