Journalist, BBC Arabic Radio
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, and seven days per week.
The Arabic service aims to deliver the most distinctive, trustworthy and challenging journalism in Arabic in the world. It aims to better reach and serve its Arabic speaking audiences, to explain the world and their place in it. To achieve its ambition, BBC Arabic aims to get closer to its audience in the region. This strategy has started years ago by establishing a number of bureaus in the region such as Cairo, Beirut, Tunis and now in Amman where some of its flagship day programmes will be produced later this year.
We are recruiting four Journalists to join the team on fixed term contracts for 12 months. You will be part of the exciting launch of the new bureau.
Reporting to the Assistant Editor and supporting the Senior Journalists, you will be working as part of the editorial team. You will research, write, translate, edit or adapt items, stories or programme material for Arabic Radio News & Programmes. You will be responsible for carrying out editorial tasks and ensuring content meets BBC editorial guidelines and is relevant to our target audiences.
Are you the right candidate?
The successful candidate will be a fluent Arabic and English speaker, with experience in a journalistic role. On-air broadcasting knowledge is important. You will have the ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to younger audiences and different forms of media. Substantial knowledge of regional and global news and a full understanding of social media and digital journalism are essential.
Location: Amman, Jordan
Contract: 4 x fixed term for 12 months
Local terms and conditions apply
Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having the right to work in Jordan
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