Senior Journalist, 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 100 languages and across platforms. It is a centre of expertise and an important part of the BBC’s newsgathering operations with journalists based in the UK and international bureaux. 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 government partners.

We are recruiting a Senior Digital Journalist to work as part of a small but friendly team covering Israel, Palestinian Territories and the wider Middle East, based in the BBC bureau in Jerusalem.

Role Responsibility

In this role you will be producing, within tight deadlines, engaging and insightful content in a variety of different formats, based on the monitoring of vernacular media sources.  You'll maintain the quality, timeliness and accuracy of the output ensuring the right sources are used to tell stories that matter to our BBCM users.  You’ll need to create a collaborative working environment, coming up with original and creative ideas for ongoing and emerging media narratives.

You will need to maintain expertise in all media types including social media, to pro-actively identify possible improvements and innovations in working practices, to sub-edit the work of colleagues, to develop the writing skills of more junior colleagues and to ensure that all output is of the highest possible standard.

You will ensure that your output is consistent with BBC Editorial Guidelines, that content is maintained on the BBCM user portal, you’ll plan for special reports/bespoke products and you’ll feed into the news agenda every day.  You’ll also share BBCM insights directly with BBC audiences, including through broadcast interviews.

The Ideal Candidate

With an excellent knowledge of English, Hebrew and Arabic, you will also have an in-depth understanding of news and media developments in the Middle East region.

You will have proven journalistic experience, excellent writing skills in idiomatic English, an ability to take sound editorial decisions quickly, a thorough understanding of the current affairs of the Middle East and a deep interest in international news and global media developments.  You’ll be able to coach team members, providing constructive feedback and facilitating their professional development.  You will be able to think up new treatments and formats and to deliver to different platforms and users.

Package Description

Contract: Continuing

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Any offer of employment with the BBC is conditional upon you having the right to work in Israel.

Job Application Requirements:

  • CV
  • Questionnaire with opportunity to detail your experience

About the Company

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.

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