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Journalist, Beirut Online (BBC Arabic)

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

Job Introduction

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, seven days per week.  The output is modern in style and outlook and adheres to BBC values of accuracy and impartiality.  It has broad appeal, free from commercial, political and religious affiliations or pressures.

We are looking for a Journalist (Online) to join our team in Beirut on a fixed term contract for one year. 

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Online Editor, your role is to create exciting and original digital content for BBC Arabic online.  You will work closely with the wider digital team to produce informed, accurate and engaging content that meets our editorial standards and is relevant to our audiences.  You will offer ideas for innovative digital content, attending editorial and planning meetings as well as suggest new angles for stories and ideas. 

You will be expected to work nightshifts.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will be a fluent Arabic speaker and writer, with a good command of English.  You will have a relevant journalistic background with good knowledge of production techniques.  An understanding of regional and international news and current affairs is essential.   You will have demonstrable experience in digital and online journalism, including knowledge of social media platforms. 

Package Description

Fixed term contract for 12 months

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Beirut

Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having the right to work in Lebanon

Please submit your application and CV in English

About the BBC

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. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

 The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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