Researcher, Tbilisi - BBC Monitoring
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.
- 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
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.
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