Journalist, BBC News Bangla

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The BBC World Service is an international brand – known for its news content in English and many other languages.  We are now looking for Journalists to join our Bangla language news team based in Dhaka.

Why choose BBC News Bangla?

You’ll be joining one of the most creative and successful teams in the BBC that produce impactful, innovative, and award-winning news content.

Our journalists and producers have a strong commitment to diversity and equality – both in our portrayal of stories as well as in our workforce.

We communicate and produce our content in Bangla, but fluency in English is important.

We offer great training and career development.

We serve our audiences on multiple platforms.

Role Responsibility

Based in our Dhaka bureau, you will be part of a creative journalistic team for the Bangla Service.  You’ll be closely connected with colleagues based in the UK and India. Your role will include pitching, writing, adapting, and creating content swiftly, using video, graphics, stills etc for the BBC Bangla television and social media platforms, particularly You Tube.  You will ensure that all content adheres to the BBC’s rigorous editorial standards.  You will have your finger on the pulse of news, digital communities and social media trends in Bangladesh.  You will be skilled at finding and creating unique, shareable stories with a fast turnaround.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have a journalistic background with exposure to digital journalism.  Fluency in Bangla (written and spoken) to a broadcast-standard level, is essential. English as a second language also important. You will have a track record of producing engaging and impactful online content in a news media environment.  The ability to create story ideas for original text, and video content to reach new audiences is important.  A broad understanding of how to use social media to find and enhance stories and story delivery, coupled with excellent editorial judgment and a desire to report news and current affairs in a fair and unbiased way for a Bangla-language audience.

Package Description

Contract type: Continuing 
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh


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.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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