Senior Journalist, Religious Affairs Reporter
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.
We are looking for a Senior Journalist, Religious Affairs Reporter to join our team in Beirut on a fixed term contract for one year.
Reporting to the Online Editor, this is a high profile role providing expert analysis and insight on the major themes and issues in religion and ethics. You will be expected to deliver original stories, spot emerging trends and explain them to all audiences with authority and sensitivity. You will alert editors to breaking news and be ready to file accurate, on the spot reports in a timely matter. We expect you to develop and use all formats and platforms available to tell the story in the most appropriate way and in particular developments in social media to deliver our journalism to audiences.
Are you the right candidate?
The successful candidate will be a fluent Arabic and English speaker and writer with demonstrable experience in a reporting journalistic role. You will have excellent knowledge and a keen interest in religious or ethical affairs in the Arabic world. Experience of digital journalism including covering breaking news is essential. You will have first class knowledge of regional and international news and current affairs. The ability to produce high quality video, radio and digital content which meets editorial standards is important.
Fixed term contract for 12 months
Local terms and conditions apply
Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having the right to work in Lebanon
Please submit your application and CV in English
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