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Reporter/Correspondent - Mumbai

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

Job Introduction

The Economics and Business Centre is part of BBC Newsgathering – which provides news reports for television, radio and online/mobile platforms both in the UK and internationally.

We report stories of regional and global importance, providing insightful analysis for audiences in English and local languages. We have the highest editorial and technical standards.

The India business team has staff in Mumbai and Delhi and they regularly travel around the country and region. They report on news events as well as their own exclusive stories and interviews. There is a strong focus on experimenting with new forms of story-telling for digital audiences and providing analysis of the major themes in global business and economics. 

Role Responsibility

You will be responsible for reporting on business news and current affairs events in South Asia by providing timely, expert and authoritative coverage across TV, Online, Mobile and Radio. You will work closely with teams in Mumbai, Singapore and London and other Language services in Delhi to decide on treatments, content and scripting. Ensuring reports are of the highest quality and meet BBC editorial standards and guidelines and all legal requirements is also a requirement of the role.

Are you the right candidate?

Fluency in spoken and written English and Hindi is compulsory.  Another Indian language will be an advantage

Significant experience as a journalist in television, radio or online. Experience producing digital video is an advantage

Broadcast experience on air, specifically live reporting, would be an advantage

An outstanding knowledge of business and economic affairs, particularly in South Asia, and excellent news judgement

A demonstrable understanding of the requirements of TV, radio and online/mobile journalism

Ability to work cooperatively within a small team of journalists when under pressure

Flexibility and willingness to work unpredictable hours and to travel at short notice

Please see the full Job Description for more information.

Package Description

Contract: Fixed term contract for 6 months

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Mumbai, India

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

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