Reporter (Multimedia) - Russian Service

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Job Introduction

The BBC’s Moscow Bureau is one of seven hub bureaux around the world and as such is among the busiest and most challenging of broadcast environments. The Bureau incorporates the following BBC services: Newsgathering, Russian Service, Monitoring. Working together, these services provide BBC programmes, including business and online services, with broadcast news and current affairs material of the highest possible editorial, production and technical standards gathered in the most efficient manner on a range of subjects.

News from Russia and the Former Soviet Union occupies an important place in the global news agenda and the BBC seeks to remain a competitive, respected and reliable source of information from across the region.

Role Responsibility

We are recruiting a Reporter (Multimedia) who will report on developments in Russia and the FSU – or from other locations if required by the BBC. You'll originate, research, prepare, produce and present items, packages, interviews, discussions, background or analysis.  You'll need to work across radio, the Internet and other media forms as required.

The Ideal Candidate

You'll need to demonstrate competence in radio and online journalism, and the willingness to learn new journalistic skills including video journalism.  A good knowledge of English is essential, including complete comprehension of written English, as well as a full command and up to date knowledge of Russian.  You'll need the ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media.  You'll also need a wide and up to date familiarity with the target area and an in-depth understanding of its history, politics, social issues and culture as well as the changing needs of the audience.  An extensive knowledge of the media situation in the target area and the way it is developing is also essential along with an excellent general knowledge of and interest in international and domestic current affairs.

Package Description

Continuing contract

Based in Moscow, Russia

Local terms and conditions apply

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

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.

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