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Journalist, Arabic Planning

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

Job Introduction

BBC Arabic is the largest BBC language service, providing news, current affairs and programmes on Radio, TV and Online to Arabic speaking audiences in the Middle East and across the world, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.  The output is modern in style and outlook and adheres to BBC values of accuracy and impartiality.  It has broad appeal, free from commercial, political and religious affiliations or pressures.

We are looking for a Journalist to join the team in London on a continuing contract.

Role Responsibility

You will be working on the Arabic Newsgathering planning desk, working with a team helping to plan news coverage and specific story projects. You will also assist in the commissioning of stories from Arabic Correspondents and stringers as required.  You will be required to plan next day events and future news and features which will require some weekend working.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will be a fluent Arabic speaker and writer, with an excellent command of English.  You will have recent experience of planning next day and longer term news coverage with teams working in the field and overseas.  Substantial experience of editorial and logistical planning of overseas deployments is essential. You will have the creative ability to identify, discuss and promote human interest stories that work on TV, Radio, Online and digital platforms. You will also be highly organised as you will be required to maintain an accurate comprehensive and up to date version of the Newsgathering News Diary and contacts.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Continuing
Location: London

Salary: £30,000 - £39,756 per annum inclusive of allowances
Closing Date: 11/07/2019

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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

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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. 

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