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Indonesia Bilingual Reporter

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Job Introduction

BBC News is the world leader in newsgathering and is at the forefront of both its editorial coverage and technological innovation in broadcasting and digital services.  It delivers a wide range of language and regional services and working increasingly with other parts of BBC News to serve global audiences.  It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 320 million globally, including TV, digital platforms including social media, AM, FM, shortwave, digital satellite and cable channels.

BBC Indonesia is one of the 16 services of the Asia Region with a presence in Jakarta and London. The multimedia service broadcasts on radio, is expanding into TV and has a thriving online and social media presence, reaching 4m a week according to the 2018 Global Audience Measurement survey.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Bilingual Reporter to join our Jakarta team to report in English and Bahasa Indonesia. 

Role Responsibility

Your role as Bilingual Reporter is to provide timely, expert and authoritative coverage of news and current affairs events in Indonesia and South East Asia for TV, Radio and online, principally in English and also in Bahasa Indonesia.  You will have an excellent network of contacts ad access to news-makers and be able to supply material for broadcast in fluent broadcast-standard English.  We expect you to report on news and current affairs in a timely, engaging manner which is suitable for our target audience.  You will stay well briefed on Indonesian affairs in order to report and comment with authority, reporting mainly in English.  You will have to travel across Indonesia and South East Asia at short notice in order to report on breaking news.  You will play an active role in helping the Indonesian Service achieve digital transformation while maintaining existing radio platforms and expansion into TV.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will be a fluent English speaker and writer, with strong journalistic and field reporting experience.  You must therefore be able to demonstrate a wide range of contacts for interview purposes.  A good command of Bahasa Indonesia language is important You must have a thorough knowledge of Indonesian and South East Asia news and current affairs and an in-depth understanding of digital storytelling for underserved audiences .  You will have an excellent broadcasting voice and a track record of accuracy and impartiality.

Package Description

Contract: continuing

Local terms and conditions apply

Base: Jakarta, Indonesia

Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having the right to work in Indonesia

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