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Senior Broadcast Journalist, Multimedia, BBC Marathi Service

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

Job Introduction

BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, delivering a wide range of language and regional services on radio, TV, online and social networks.  It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 320 million globally, including shortwave, AM, FM, digital satellite and cable channels.  As part of an historic and exciting expansion, the BBC World Service has introduced four new language services across South Asia – Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi and Telugu. 

All four services will be multiplatform, with a multimedia website with a focus on text, digital video, interactivity for both desktop and mobile platforms, social network presence, and a daily TV news programme for each service.  The services aim to make international news relevant to an Indian audience, and bring international perspectives to bear on Indian and global developments.

All services in the Region share an ambitious outlook to attract more audience to our digital, radio and TV contents and strengthen outputs in the coming years so to respond to the changes in the market.

BBC Marathi is part of this dynamic group of services and will be a vibrant, creative and efficient unit of the Asia region.

We are looking to recruit a Senior Broadcast Journalist to support the Marathi team.  This role is based in New Delhi on local terms and conditions.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Editor, your role is to supervise a team of Multimedia Journalists in shaping daily content for our Marathi service, both digitally and on TV.  You will ensure that all output is delivered to the highest possible standards and conforms to editorial standards.  All output should be creative, engaging and relevant to the audience.

Flexibility is required for this role.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will be fluent in Marathi (written and spoken), with an excellent command of English.  Using your sound editorial judgement, you will ensure that all content meets editorial standards and is original and engaging.  You will have strong leadership skills, with the ability to develop your team.  Knowledge of the target region and target audience, news and current affairs is essential.  Experience of originating and developing creative content, programme ideas and breaking news stories is essential.  You will have strong knowledge of social media and digital journalistic platforms and how they can be used to deliver our stories.

Package Description

Location - New Delhi, India

Grade - Local terms & conditions apply

Contract - Continuing

Please note that candidates must have the right to work in India to be eligible to apply for this role.

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 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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