BBC World Service, as part of BBC News, is an international multimedia broadcaster, delivering a wide range of language and regional services to serve global audiences. It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 394 million across 42 languages. BBC World Service is committed to impartiality, and promotes access to independent and accurate news and provides media literacy training.
Challenging disinformation is a strategic objective for World Service and it is now setting up a new Disinformation Unit to tackle fake news. Producing high-impact and original journalism, the unit will work closely with our six Indian language services, based in Delhi, to provide our global audiences with reliable news to spot disinformation and keep themselves immune from fake news.
We are looking to recruit a talented journalist to join the Disinformation team in Delhi for a period of 8 months.
Working closely with editorial teams in India and the UK, the successful candidate will produce digital videos, write copy and create content for different social media platforms. You will use fact checking tools to verify the accuracy of viral stories and use social listening tools to identify trends and find story ideas.
The Ideal Candidate
- A successful record in digital news production with demonstrable experience of both writing text and producing video content to the highest editorial standards.
- Demonstrable experience producing content for social media. Enthusiasm for reaching new audiences on social and knowledge of social media best practice, key opportunities and of BBC/WS social strategy.
- Significant experience with fact-checking and spotting fake news.
- A clear understanding of the needs and profile of our target audiences across World Service and the ability to translate these into imaginative and compelling multi-platform content.
- A good knowledge of English including complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.
- Fluency in one of our 6 Indian languages (Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, and Tamil) is advantageous.
- Strong working knowledge of the data and analytics tools available and demonstrable evidence of using them effectively.
Contract: 8 month fixed term contract/attachment. Local terms and conditions apply.
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in India.
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