Journalist, Ukrainian Service

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

Joining a team of talented multimedia journalists, you will work on the first regular BBC News Ukraine TV bulletin. You will be involved in all stages of production – from research and storyboarding to editing and on-air presentation.

Working with different video sources, you will cover a wide range of stories, from hard news to in-depth analysis and human-interest stories.

In this varied and exciting role you will conduct interviews, contribute to originating and commissioning stories, as well as reversioning content and creating video teasers.


The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be an experienced journalist with knowledge of TV/video production techniques. You will have an engaging presentation style, a good broadcast voice and will be used to working in a live 24 hour newsroom environment. 

It is essential that applicants are fluent in Ukrainian, both written and spoken.

Finally, you will have a wide and up-to-date familiarity with the areas to which the Ukrainian service broadcasts and extensive knowledge of the media situation and the way it is developing. In addition, you will have an excellent knowledge of current affairs in Ukraine and the wider region.


Package Description

Band: C

Contract: Continuing contract

Location: London

Closing date: 28th February, 2021

Salary: £30,352 to £44,727 per annum inclusive of allowances

Job Application Requirements:

  • CV
  • Questionnaire with opportunity to detail your experience.

Please note that as part of your application you will need  to send 2 links of your recent work related to TV/video product. Not older than 6 months.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

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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