Journalist, Ukraine

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

Job Introduction

The Ukrainian Service is one of 42 language services in the BBC World Service. It has a multiplatform website and a large amount of video, interactive and audio content. Most of the team are located in Kyiv, with a few Journalists in London.

The service’s output aims to make international news relevant to the Ukrainian audience, and bring international perspectives to bear on Ukrainian developments. It aims to report in a lively and engaging fashion, and interactivity forms a large part of its content across all platforms.  

Role Responsibility

We are recruiting a Journalist who will work alongside TV, Social Media and Multimedia desks, acting as a point of editorial reference for producers and correspondents, providing editorial leadership as required. You'll use editorial judgement, creativity and flair to make original and compelling multimedia content. You'll edit quickly under pressure and sub-edit or rework other people’s content, flagging up editorial issues for discussion with the Editor and Senior Producers. You'll also work with graphic designers to produce creative and original graphics sequences. You'll need to maintain professional journalistic standards of accuracy, impartiality and fair dealing and adhere to the BBC’s Editorial guidelines.  You'll offer ideas for daily output and future diary events and suggest new angles on existing stories and put forward stories not yet covered. You'll need to understand the BBC Ukrainian strategy and suggest ideas appropriate to its distinctive style and content.


The Ideal Candidate

Candidates must demonstrate fluency in written and spoken Ukrainian and English with the ability to communicate in both languages effectively.  You'll also need the ability to edit and oversee texts and adapt with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media.  You'll need a high standard of editorial judgement, writing ability and production skills based on substantial broadcast

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Kiev, Ukraine

Local terms and conditions apply.

About the Company

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