Journalist, BBC Monitoring - Delhi

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Job Introduction

BBC Monitoring (BBCM) provides news and information based on our monitoring of open source media from over 150 countries in more than 100 languages and across all platforms. It is a centre of expertise and an important part of the BBC’s newsgathering operation with journalists based in the UK and international bureaux. Our extensive operation enables us to provide insightful and reliable coverage of political, economic, security and media news. Our round-the-clock reporting of TV, radio, press, news agencies, digital and social media is also provided to commercial clients, partners, and the UK Government.

Role Responsibility

As part of a desk-based editorial team, you will produce a wide variety of content for BBCM's output on South Asia.  You'll produce distinctive content in English in a range of formats, based on monitoring of TV, radio, newspapers, websites, and digital and social media from South Asia. 

You'll need to provide expertise in BBCM's published output on one or more of the following areas:

  • South Asian media environments, especially broadcast, digital and social media
  • Disinformation, misinformation and propaganda in South Asia
  • Extremist groups and their activities in South Asia
  • Cybersecurity issues in the region

You'll also contribute expertise via inputs to other BBC outlets as required, including on-air appearances for radio and TV (live or recorded), and to BBCM webinars as requested.

The Ideal Candidate

Significant recent experience as a journalist is essential.  The successful candidate will have excellent spoken and written English, including strong writing and subbing skills, as well as fluency in one or more South Asian languages.  In addition, one or more of the following would be an added advantage for this role:  

  • Experience of working for a media-watch organisation
  • Experience of working with big data, data analytics or data journalism
  • A knowledge of verification tools and techniques in a disinformation context
  • A knowledge of social media monitoring tools

Package Description

Continuing contract
Based in Delhi, India

Local terms and conditions

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

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, 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.

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