BBC Monitoring (BBCM) offers open source news and information from TV, radio, digital and print media in over 70 languages and from more than 150 countries around the world. It is an important part of the BBC's newsgathering operation, with journalists based in the UK and international bureaux, providing insightful content of political, economic, security and media news for BBC output. Our round-the-clock coverage of media sources is also available to a range of users, including commercial customers.
BBC Monitoring is recruiting a Researcher to work as part of a team covering Israel, Palestinian Territories and the wider Middle East in the BBC office in Jerusalem.
This role requires a combination of regional knowledge, newswriting and research skills, and is pivotal to ensuring that BBC Monitoring keeps its databases up-to-date, ensuring that information is accurately recorded and all products deliver value to users.
On a day-to-day basis, you will contribute to BBC Monitoring’s coverage of the Middle East 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 accurate records of personalities, events, organisations and source information from the target area, using the best technology for gathering and organising information.
Are you the right candidate?
You will have a good working knowledge of English, Hebrew and Arabic and an interest in news and media developments in the Middle East region.
You are someone who is good with detail and you’ll have reasonable digital skills. You’ll be able to spot new developments and identify key information succinctly and accurately. You must be a good communicator and team-worker, with strong interpersonal skills. Reporting to the Senior Digital Journalist, 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.
Contract: One-year fixed term, local conditions
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