BBC Job Circular 2023

BBC Job Circular 2023.

Digital Journalist- BBC News Bangla


Permanent – Full Time


BBC PS – Bangladesh

Job Closing Date:  11.59 pm BST August 27th 2023


Package description

Contract – permanent (continuing). Local terms and conditions apply.

Location – Dhaka, Bangladesh.

There are three vacancies available. 

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

Job introduction

BBC World Service is an international news provider, part of BBC News, delivering a wide range of language and regional services on digital, TV and radio. It reaches a weekly audience of around 364 million around the world, helping them make sense of the world we live in. 

BBC News Bangla brings quality, impartial, original journalism to Bengali-speaking audiences in Bangladesh and around the world on digital and TV. Its multimedia content, available on and on social media platforms, reaches on average 2.9 million people on a weekly basis. BBC News Bangla TV programmes are watched by an average of 8.5 million people each week through co-productions with Channel i.

They are looking to recruit three Digital Journalists to join our talented team in Dhaka. 

Main Responsibilities

They are looking for a motivated and outstanding journalist to join the BBC Bangla digital team in Dhaka to deliver the very best journalism to Bangladeshi audiences, as well as Bangla-speaking audiences worldwide and the wider BBC for audiences across all platforms. 

Key responsibilities will include:

•    To work for BBC News Bangla to produce materials for digital output including text and video for the BBC Bangla website and social media platforms.
•    To produce daily news coverage and high impact, exclusive content that works on BBC Bangla’s platforms.
   Exercise editorial judgement in developing story ideas and producing accurate and impartial journalism.
•    Maintain a close working relationship with the Shift leads and the BBC Bangla Editor and to maintain clear and regular communication with them.
•    Take a lead within a team setting or on delivering a specific piece of journalism or project as appropriate.
 To prioritise and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources available.
•    To plan for the upcoming news events in coordination with the editorial leads.
•    Delivering on tight deadlines while maintaining the highest editorial standards.

Are you the right candidate?

 Must be fluent in written and spoken Bangla and a good command of English.
•    Significant recent experience as a journalist, with an excellent understanding of producing high quality digital content.
•    An understanding of the Bangladeshi media landscape and audience needs
 An understanding of social media platforms, content and audiences
•    Knowledge of analytics and other tools to understand audience metrics will be an added advantage.
•    Ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media suitable for multimedia output.
   Significant knowledge on specific subjects including, but not limited to politics, business, law or sports will also be an added advantage.
•    Demonstrate sound editorial decisions based upon a clear understanding of the BBC’s distinctive news agenda and the Bangladeshi news context.
•    The ability to work flexible hours when required including on weekends if necessary.

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This job description is a written statement of the essential characteristics of the job, with its principal accountabilities, incorporating a note of the skills, knowledge and experience required for a satisfactory level of performance. This is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved.

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