Journalist - Arabic TV

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, 7 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.

Role Responsibility

We are looking for outstanding and creative Journalists to produce visual content for BBC Arabic TV news. Working under the supervision of Assistant Editors and Senior Journalists, you'll produce accurate, informed and interesting content for TV to the highest possible standards.

You'll originate and produce, as part of a team, a wide variety of news and current affairs content.  This will involve producing in-house TV news packages, segments and graphics to a high standard using modern production tools, recording packages and soundbites in broadcast quality and writing creative TV news in Arabic to the highest linguistic standards.  You'll translate pieces from English to Arabic, and vice versa, providing analysis on the latest updates about the Middle East region.

Please note that this role is newsroom based and does not have any presenting or reporting duties attached to it.

The Ideal Candidate

Substantial broadcast journalism experience is essential.  You'll need to demonstrate a thorough understanding of production methods used in BBC News and the ability to adapt to new media.  A full command and up-to-date knowledge of spoken and written modern standard Arabic, as well as English, is essential.  You'll need strong editorial judgement and the ability to work effectively as a member of more than one team.  You'll need to demonstrate a thorough understanding of social media's role in journalism and the ability to turn news to a digital offering on TV.  Strong knowledge of Middle Eastern stories and audiences is also essential.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Continuing
Location: London

Salary: £30,000 - £39,756 per annum inclusive of allowances

Closing Date: 21/03/2019

There are 8.5 positions available

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • 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.

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 important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

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. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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