Journalist, Sinhala Service

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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.  It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 320 million globally, including TV, digital platforms including social media, AM, FM, shortwave, digital satellite and cable channels.

All Language Services are multiplatform, with a multimedia website with a focus on digital video, text, interactivity for both desktop and mobile platforms, and a daily TV news programme for some services. Sinhala service aims to make international news relevant to Sri Lankan audience, and bring international perspectives to bear on Sri Lankan and global developments.

Role Responsibility

As Journalist for the Sinhala service you will be creating powerful and engaging stories for Radio, online and social platforms.

Reporting to the Service Editor, you will liaise closely with the Indian Languages teams in Delhi (Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu) by sharing stories or story ideas which have a regional interest and to connect Sri Lanka and India with the journalism that we provide. 

You will also work closely with other team members in London and join in Editorial and team meetings as required.

The Journalist role will require you to be a point of contact and represent BBC News Sinhala where required at meetings, forums, editorial reviews etc conducted in Delhi Bureau.

At all times you will need to carry out duties in accordance with the BBC Health and Safety policy in particular when travelling within country on newsgathering assignments.

The Ideal Candidate

This Journalist role requires you to have excellent written and spoken Sinhala with first class communication skills. 

The ideal candidate will have proven experience of all aspects of delivering powerful stories under pressure for Radio, online and social platforms. You will be able to think of engaging and interesting storytelling techniques for Digital and Radio platforms.

You will be able to perform on camera for Social media output, delivering to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest editorial standards.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Continuing
Location: Delhi


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