Journalist, Serbian Service

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

Job Introduction

BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, part of BBC News, delivering a wide range of language and regional services and working increasingly with other parts of BBC News to serve global audiences.

As part of a historic and exciting expansion of the BBC World Service, the BBC launched a new Serbian service. Its digital offer covers international news and current affairs, as well as events and issues in Serbia and the wider region. The Service has an active social media presence and is part of the BBC World Service’s Europe Region.

We are looking for a Journalist to join our team in Belgrade.

Role Responsibility

In this role, you will produce and prepare for publication stories and other content for the BBC Serbian Service’s website, as well as for its social media and other platforms.  You will be expected to remain across the local, regional and international agenda, suggesting ideas for stories and treatments, and moving on and/or developing existing stories.

You will produce original stories and work closely with other colleagues in the Service and elsewhere in the BBC on long-term features, investigative material, etc. You will also develop, and work with, multimedia content, producing videos, picture galleries and audio material.

We are looking for a candidate who has substantial experience in a similar role in a media outlet which is published in the Serbian language.  You will take a keen interest in the global news agenda, in particular in its relation to the Serbian-speaking market. You will have produced original and/or investigative journalistic material.   Experience in digital media is highly desirable.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be an experienced journalist with fluent Serbian and sound English language skills.  You will have excellent knowledge of Serbian and international news and current affairs.  Experience of working in a multimedia environment is important.  Experience of reporting in the field would be a distinct advantage.  You will have sound editorial judgement and be able to demonstrate your ability to provide quality, independent and balanced coverage of news stories to our audiences.

Package Description

Continuing contract

Local terms and conditions apply

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

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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