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Senior Broadcast Journalist, Online - BBC Arabic Service

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

Job Introduction

BBC Arabic is the largest BBC language service, providing news, current affairs and programmes on Radio, TV and Online to Arabic speaking audiences in the Middle East and across the world, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

The output is modern in style and outlook and adheres to BBC values of accuracy and impartiality. It has broad appeal, free from commercial, political and religious affiliations or pressures.

Role Responsibility

As a Senior Broadcast Journalist you’ll take editorial responsibility for particular parts of output online and on social media, or you may be expected to work closely in coordination with news teams in radio and television, Newsgathering and Planning, or in our expanding Programmes area.

Your role will be to lead and guide online Journalists and other production staff to ensure that BBC Arabic as a whole works together to meet the needs of all of our audiences, and collaborate closely with other senior digital journalists. You will also be expected to ensure that the best journalism from BBC Arabic on all platforms is properly integrated into digital output and shared with the rest of the BBC.

Are you the right candidate?

With Arabic as your first or equivalent language, you will be fluent in English and have an up to date and comprehensive knowledge of Middle East and international current affairs. A good understanding of the role of social media in our journalism is essential.

You will need to be able to prove deep and broad experience in journalism, and specifically in digital journalism, and to demonstrate knowledge of digital markets, trends and technologies.  

You will be fully aware of latest technological developments as they affect our services, understanding industry trends and leading the editorial teams in the adoption of new techniques and technology.

Package Description

12 month fixed term contract

Local terms and conditions.

Based in Cairo

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. 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

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC.


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