At BBC Monitoring, we track, translate, summarise and analyse local media sources to offer insight and make sense of what is happening on the ground around the world. Our international perspective means we keep across broadcast, press and social/digital media sources in multiple languages, especially where reliable news and information are in short supply, or where the BBC has no presence in country. Our extensive operation enables us to provide reliable coverage of political, economic, security and media news. Our round-the-clock monitoring of TV, radio, press, digital media and news agencies is also provided to a wide range of users, including commercial clients. https://monitoring.bbc.co.uk
As a Journalist, you’ll play a pivotal role in meeting the needs of BBC Monitoring’s customers by identifying news and key insights from TV, radio, newspapers and social media in Iran. You will produce engaging content in English on a range of different platforms. You will work within a shift pattern, often dictated by events as they happen.
You'll use a variety of tools and techniques to mine the media for story ideas, identify emerging trends and narratives and contribute to advance planning for coverage of key events.
The Ideal Candidate
You have experience as a journalist, excellent writing skills and are able to identify material that makes a “high impact” story of interest to BBC Monitoring’s customers. You have a thorough understanding of the local and international media environment and good knowledge of political, cultural, religious and economic factors significant in the region.
You are willing and able to embrace new ways of working and new technology, and are constantly looking for ways to innovate.
Complete fluency in both the English language and Persian (Farsi) is essential.
Local terms and conditions apply.
Based in Tbilisi, Georgia
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Georgia.
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