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Researcher, Tbilisi - BBC Monitoring

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

Job Introduction

BBC Monitoring (BBCM) provides news and information based on our monitoring of open source media from over 150 countries in more than 70 languages. It is an important part of the BBC's newsgathering operation, with journalists based in the UK and in international bureaux, and provides content for a range of BBC platforms.

Our extensive operation enables us to provide insightful and reliable coverage of political, economic, security and media news.

Our round-the-clock monitoring of TV, radio, press, digital media and news agencies is also provided to commercial clients and the UK and US governments.

Role Responsibility

  • Produce timely tip-offs, news updates and background information based on the monitoring of vernacular sources from Iran and other countries or regions.
  • Maintain a database of personalities, organisations and source information from a range of countries including Iran
  • Play a role in the planning and strategic development of research as appropriate
  • Work with colleagues to select and edit audio and video clips as required 
  • Contribute story ideas and new angles on emerging narratives and long-running stories, including from a data perspective

Are you the right candidate?

  • An excellent level of spoken and written English and Persian (Farsi)
  • An interest in international news and media developments in Iran and the wider region
  • Additional languages or expertise in other countries is desirable though not essential
  • Experience of carrying out tasks where attention to detail was particularly important
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to present complex information and ideas clearly and concisely
  • News judgement and the ability to spot a story

Package Description

Continuing contract

Based in Tbilisi, Georgia

Local terms and conditions apply

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

About the BBC

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.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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