BBC Uzbek primarily serves audiences in Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, but also Uzbek-speakers elsewhere in the former Soviet Union and internationally. It is currently available on Online, Social Media, Radio and will soon be launching a TV service.
We are looking to appoint a Reporter based in Tashkent to provide content and information from inside Uzbekistan covering news and current affairs, social issues, business, sport and cultural matters. The Reporter will also be expected to cover stories from other parts of Central Asia as required.
As our Reporter, you will primarily work for BBC Uzbek on all platforms, but may also be asked to deliver reports or interviews for the BBC’s Russian and English language services. You will provide stories, content and analysis on all platforms for audiences of BBC Uzbek, ensuring your work is accurate, impartial and fair and meets our output deadlines. Covering stories on a wide range of subjects, you will also advise on developing stories and plan ahead for future coverage.
The Ideal Candidate
Complete fluency in Uzbek as your first (or equivalent) language is essential, and ideally you will also have good knowledge of Russian and some knowledge of English. Significant journalistic experience is required and you will have proven experience of daily reporting, preferably with experience of live broadcasting. We need your ability to identify and creatively explain stories for our audiences in an engaging and accessible way. In addition, you will have an excellent knowledge of current affairs in Uzbekistan and the wider region, and a highly flexible approach to serving BBC Uzbek and other parts of the BBC.
Local contract, salary and conditions.
Based in Tashkent.
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