Sr Journalist Team Manager in London (United Kingdom)

Where: London (United Kingdom)

Extent of Work: Full Time

Click here to apply in English

Job Introduction

BBC Arabic provides 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.

Role Responsibility

We are now looking for two Senior Journalist Team Managers to work on output with the news editor on the day.  You’ll be assigning Journalists stories to work on, help in proof reading their scripts when required, support output gallery operation over the day, monitor coming events and play a direct role in breaking news.

Your role will be to lead and guide Journalists and other production staff, and to ensure that BBC Arabic as a whole works together to meet the needs of all of our audiences. You will also be expected to ensure that the best journalism from BBC Arabic on all platforms is properly shared with the rest of the BBC.

Are you the right candidate?

You’ll need substantial broadcast journalism experience with experience in TV news gallery production and up-to-date experience in the use of graphics, Viz and modern productions tools.  With Arabic as your first or equivalent language, you will be fluent in English and have an up to date and comprehensive knowledge of Middle East and international current affairs. Experience of leading a team of journalists is essential.  You’ll need to understand the BBC Arabic audience and the importance of reaching under-served audiences, for example women and younger people.  A good understanding of the role of graphics and social media in our journalism is also essential.

Package Description

Band: D

Contract: 2 x Continuing

Base: London

Salary: £48,000 – £50,000 per annum inclusive of allowances

Closing Date: 22/11/2018

Job share and part-time applications are welcome for this role.  Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.

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


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