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Digital Journalists - BBC Monitoring, Moscow (Russia)

Job Introduction

BBC Monitoring is recruiting Digital Journalists to work as part of a team covering Russia in the BBC office in Moscow.

BBC Monitoring offers open source monitoring of TV, radio, web and print media around the world. It is an important part of the BBC's newsgathering operation and provides content for BBC output. Our round-the-clock media monitoring is also provided to a range of other customers, including media organisations, foreign governments, NGOs and universities.

Click here for further information on the service BBC Monitoring provides:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/monitoring

Role Responsibility

You will play a pivotal role in meeting the needs of BBC Monitoring’s customers by identifying news and key insights from Russian broadcast, print and social media. You will write engaging reports in English in a range of formats, including verbatim translation. You will work within a shift pattern, often dictated by events as they happen.

You'll use a variety of tools and techniques to mine the media for story ideas, identify emerging trends and narratives and contribute to advance planning for coverage of key events.

The Ideal Candidate

You have a degree in either linguistics or journalism and relevant experience combined with solid news sense and editorial judgement. You are able to identify material that makes a “high impact” story of interest to BBC Monitoring’s customers. You have a thorough understanding of the media environment of Russia, plus the political, cultural, religious and economic factors which are significant in this region.

You are willing and able to embrace new ways of working and new technology, constantly looking for ways to innovate.

Native level English and Russian is essential.

Package Description

Contract: 1 x Continuing and 2 x fixed term contracts to cover maternity leave (local terms and conditions)

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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