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Researcher - Iran, BBC Monitoring Tbilisi

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Job Introduction

BBC Monitoring is recruiting a Researcher to work as part of an expanding team covering Iran in the BBC offices in Tbilisi.

BBC Monitoring offers open source monitoring of TV, radio, web and print media around the world. It is an important part of the BBC's newsgathering operation and provides content for BBC output and a range of other customers.

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Role Responsibility

This role requires a combination of regional knowledge, newswriting and research skills, and is pivotal to ensuring that BBC Monitoring creates products that deliver high value to users. On a day-to-day basis, you will contribute to BBC Monitoring’s coverage of Iran by monitoring local media for news developments, and information about key personalities and media outlets.

You will prepare background information and create products in a range of formats in collaboration with other BBCM journalists. You will also be involved in integrating video, images, graphics and data into BBCM's output.

You will be responsible for maintaining an up-to-date database of personalities, organisations and source information from the target area, using the best technology for gathering and organising information.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have an excellent knowledge of English and Persian (Farsi) and interest in international news and media developments in Iran.  You are someone who is good with detail and has the ability to spot a story.

You must be a good communicator and team-worker, with strong interpersonal skills. Reporting to the Editorial Lead, you will also be expected to work closely with BBC colleagues in other editorial departments.

Willingness and enthusiasm to embrace new ways of working and new technology to analyse information and produce content is essential.

Package Description

Contract: Continuing (local conditions)

Location: Tbilisi, Georgia

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 very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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