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Women's Affairs Journalist

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

Job Introduction

BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, part of BBC News, delivering a wide range of language and regional services and working increasingly with other parts of BBC News to serve global audiences. It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 320 million globally, including TV, digital platforms including social media, AM, FM, shortwave, digital satellite and cable channels. In 2017, as part of an historic and exciting expansion, the BBC World Service introduced four new language services serving audiences in India – Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi and Telugu – to work alongside two existing services, BBC Hindi and BBC Tamil.

 All six Indian language services are based predominantly in the BBC’s Delhi bureau, working closely and collaboratively with all teams in that office and with teams in the BBC’s headquarters in London to deliver the best service for BBC audiences.

Role Responsibility

The BBC’s Indian Languages team is looking for a dynamic reporter/producer to source, curate and commission content on women’s issues from India.

Working with digital and social media editors from the region, the Women’s Affairs Journalist would be expected to identify, sub and distribute compelling blogs, TV and digital content.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will demonstrate a successful record in working in an online production environment with demonstrable experience and enthusiasm for social media and interactivity.

S/he must have the ability to produce video reports with available production support.

Reporting experience is required.

You will demonstrate a clear understanding of the needs and profile of the target audience and the ability to translate these into imaginative and compelling content solutions, specifically with reference to social media.

We are also looking for evidence of sound editorial and community judgement, and comprehensive knowledge of writing and editing content.

It is essential that applicants are fluent in English, both written and spoken. Knowledge of at least one of the Indian languages we broadcast in, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil or Telugu is highly desirable.

Package Description

Contract: Six month fixed term contract/attachment

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Delhi, India 

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

About the BBC

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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, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

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