• BBC Arabic Careers | Digital Journalist, BBC Monitoring

    BBC Arabic Careers | Digital Journalist, BBC Monitoring

    Location: Cairo, Egypt

    Job Description

    We are recruiting for a Digital Journalist to work as part of a team covering the Middle East and the Gulf in the BBC office in Cairo.

    As a Digital Journalist, you will play a pivotal role in maintaining the BBC Monitoring writing standards. You will ensure and help with the production of high-quality engaging content in English on a range of different platforms. You will be expected to work within a shift pattern, often dictated by events as they happen

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Produce engaging and insightful content in a variety of different formats (including video), based on the monitoring of vernacular sources

    • Ensure all output produced adheres to the highest journalistic standards and is consistent with BBC editorial guidelines

    • Actively seek feedback from BBCM’s users; work with the Editorial Lead and the rest of the team to interpret this and respond in a timely manner

    • Come up with original ideas and creative treatments for ongoing and emerging narratives, including data-driven products and multimedia elements

    • Continually develop expert knowledge of all media types (including social media) in the coverage area, ensuring that this source context features in output

    • Maintain a thorough understanding of the news and current affairs of the region; and act as a point of reference both internally and for all BBCM’s users

    • Share BBCM's insights directly with BBC audiences, including through broadcast

    View the full job description - HERE

    Job Requirements

    • The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience as a digital journalist in a news environment.

    • English language skills are essential.

    • Experience in writing and editing news stories and lengthy insight pieces in English is essential.

    • You will have a thorough understanding of the media environment, plus the political, cultural, religious and economic factors which are significant in this region.

    • You must be willing and able to embrace new ways of working and new technology, constantly looking for ways to innovate.

    Job Details

    Company/Organization: BBC Arabic

    Vacancy Type: Full time Job

    Job Location: Cairo, Egypt

    Job Functions: Journalism

    Contract Type: 12 months Fixed Term

    Application Deadline: 09 December 2018


    Apply on BBC website