BBC - Journalist

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. 

As part of a historic and exciting expansion of the BBC World Service, BBC Russian has boosted its TV and digital offer to provide more mobile and TV/video content, and has further expanded its social media presence. 

The expanded team is based in the BBC’s Moscow bureau and in the BBC’s headquarters in London, as well as in other countries, working closely and collaboratively (including with colleagues in BBC News) to deliver international news relevant to Russian-speaking audience and to put the events in Russia and the wider region in a global perspective. 

Main Responsibilities 
The Journalist will play the key role in our journalistic team. The post holder will bear the main responsibility for researching ideas, finding stories and characters, preparing for duty trips and coordinating the work in the field. 

We expect our journalists to be creative, willing to look for and find bold ideas for new pieces, willingness to speak to people with different opinions, and travel across the country and the region. 

The Ideal Candidate 

  • We are looking for an experienced journalist with a substantial track record of field reporting, who is able to work in different formats, is familiar with TV and video production, and can come up with original approach to using modern technologies. 

  • You will be a fluent Russian speaker and writer, with an excellent command of English. 

About The Company 
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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. 

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