24 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Researcher
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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BBC Monitoring watches hundreds of traditional and social media sources each day so that it can report and explain the world to its users.
Our researchers help this work by verifying information on political and other personalities and organisations, and maintaining this data to a high standard in an authoritative reference database. They also assist in the production of a variety of other products, both written and multimedia.
You'll also prepare background information and create products in a range of formats in collaboration with other BBCM journalists. Along with being involved in integrating video, images, graphics and data into BBCM's output.
You will be responsible for maintaining an up-to-date database of personalities, organisations and source information, using the best technology for gathering and surfacing reliable information.
Are you the right candidate? To be successful in this role you'll require a combination of regional knowledge, newswriting and research skills, and is pivotal to ensuring that BBC Monitoring creates products that deliver high value to users.
You will need a thorough understanding of the languages, politics, history and media of the countries and regions for which you are responsible, along with a high level of interest in global current affairs.
You should also have excellent written English, a keen eye for detail and a commitment to meticulous accuracy.
You'll need to be able to work unsupervised to tight deadlines, and to be a team player who can collaborate with other researchers and journalists in the UK and abroad to serve a range of users.
Regional expertise in Central, Eastern and/or South-Eastern Europe and fluency in at least one of the following languages: Ukrainian, Polish, Romanian, Serbo-Croat, Hungarian or Czech/Slovak will be required.
Finally you must have demonstrable experience of working with editorial copy in English and in other languages. Specialist knowledge of topics on which BBC Monitoring focuses, such as the media industry and security affairs, would also be an advantage, as would multimedia production skills.
Package Description Band: B Contract type: Continuing Location: London
We're happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application . There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.
  • Excellent career progression - the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities - our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
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Skills Required

  • Journalism

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