Video Journalist, BBC News - Disinformation Unit

Job Introduction

BBC World Service, as part of BBC News, is an international multimedia broadcaster, delivering a wide range of language and regional services to serve global audiences. It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 394 million across 42 languages. BBC World Service is committed to impartiality, and promotes access to independent and accurate news and provides media literacy training.

Challenging disinformation is a strategic objective for World Service and has now set up a new Disinformation Unit to tackle fake news. Producing high-impact and original journalism, the unit will work closely with our six Indian language services, based in Delhi, to provide our global audiences with reliable news to spot disinformation and keep themselves immune from fake news.   

We are looking for a Video Journalist to join the team in Delhi.

Role Responsibility

Using a range of video, audio, digital equipment and information technology, the Video Journalist will research, write and assemble video content. You will pull together and edit raw footage and deliver outputs in the appropriate medium, always to the highest professional standards.

The successful candidate will contribute to the editorial output of the Delhi Disinformation team, by monitoring and highlighting disinformation narratives, stories and trends. Working with the rest of the team you will produce creative, engaging and impactful video that brings these stories to Language services audiences and the wide BBC.

Are you the right candidate?

  • A successful record in digital news production with demonstrable experience of both writing text and producing video content to the highest editorial standards. The successful candidate will be proficient in FCP and/or QEdit, and will have a good working knowledge of CPS.
  • Understanding - ideally experience - of the research, monitoring and analytics skills, tools and workflow needed for successful disinformation journalism.
  • Fluent/excellent spoken and written English and at least one Indian Language
  • Demonstrable experience producing successful content for social media.
  • Excellent communication skills and a collaborative mindset, with demonstrable experience of working successfully with editorial teams.
  • A clear understanding of the needs and profile of our target audiences across World Service and the ability to translate these into imaginative and compelling multi-platform content.
  • A self-starting individual – you will have a practical understanding of the BBC commissioning process, and experience of delivering stories/investigations successfully across the BBC
  • The ability to plan and organize time and resources effectively and to manage projects to conclusion according to deadlines.
  • The ability to work fast, accurately and under pressure.
  • Experience of shooting video would be an advantage.

Package Description

Contract: Fixed term contract/attachment until 24th March 2023. Local terms and conditions apply.

Location: Delhi 

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in India. 

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