BBC requires Producer Newgathering for Delhi Bureau
Contract Type-Fixed Term – Full Time
Closing Date-08 June, 2016
Location Delhi, India
BBC News serves a large variety of audiences in the UK and around the world on many platforms. The BBC Newsgathering team provides news reports, pictures and audio material of the highest editorial standard to all BBC News programmes and services in English and other languages.
India is at the heart of the UK and Global news agenda and expanding coverage of the country in all areas of news and business is a major objective for BBC News. The Delhi bureau is one of the BBC’s largest foreign operations with an integrated English and Languages newsgathering team. We are recruiting a Producer for India and South Asia working primarily for the BBC’s global outlets in English in close cooperation with our growing Indian Languages operations.
As Producer you will help originate and select stories and gather programme material. You will produce video, audio and text for TV, radio and in particular digital platforms. The role requires a creative approach to engaging global audiences. Knowledge of digital platforms and engagement with social media is a key requirement.
Working to the South Asia Bureau Editor, you will be responsible for organising effective coverage from Delhi and on location in India and the region on the basis of editorial priorities and programme requirements. You will be expected to demonstrate effective use of resources and budgets.
The Ideal Candidate
You will have fluent spoken and written Hindi and English. Knowledge of other Indian languages is an advantage. Experience of broadcast journalism is essential and you will have strong TV, radio and online production skills. A detailed grasp of political, social and economic affairs in India and the region is required and we need your knowledge of audiences and media markets across South Asia. You will have experience of covering breaking news stories, and of developing original and creative ideas for broadcast.
Willingness to work flexibly and travel at short notice within India and in South Asia is essential.
Contract: Fixed Term 12 months (renewable)
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