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Journalist, BBC Arabic (Dunyana)

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.

We are now looking for a Journalist to join our team in Beirut.

Role Responsibility

Working under the supervision of Assistant Editors and Senior Journalists, you'll produce accurate, informed and interesting content 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.

Are you the right candidate?

You'll need significant recent experience as a journalist including experience of reporting and being on screen.  You'll be able to structure and script a report demonstrating editorial depth and a wide knowledge of current affairs, in addition to cultural and social affairs, in the Arab region.​  You'll need to demonstrate a good understanding of the role of social media and knowledge of how to increase the presence of social media in the programme.  Good written and spoken command of both Arabic and English is essential.

Package Description

Continuing contract

Based in Beirut, Lebanon

Local terms and conditions apply

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

About the BBC

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic 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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