Reporter - BBC News Serbian

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Job Reference: BBC/TP/590124/23389
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time
Contract Details: Continuing
Salary: Local terms and conditions apply
Working Hours: 35
Closing Date: 20/09/2017
Job Category: Journalism
BBC Region / Division: News & Current Affairs
BBC Business Unit: News - W2020 – Serbia
Location: Belgrade

Package Description

Location: Belgrade

Contract Type: Continuing

Salary: Local terms and conditions apply

Job Introduction

The BBC World Service is growing and we want you to grow with us!  We are looking for people who are full of ideas and have a real passion for news.  People who have enthusiasm for all things digital and understand the role BBC journalism plays across the world.

The Service is part of the BBC World Service’s Europe Regions.


The team will be based in Belgrade, working closely and collaboratively with colleagues in London (including in BBC News), and in other locations across the world, to deliver the best service for BBC audiences.

Main Responsibilities

The BBC is looking for a Reporter to join its new Serbian Service.

In this role, you will identify and prepare original stories and other content for the BBC Serbian Service’s website, as well as for its social media and other platforms.

You will always remain on the lookout for new story ideas, angles and treatments; making sure that the stories you offer unearth new trends and developments in the target area, cover new ground, and/or give the audience enough information to make sense of the news.

You will cover breaking news, updating and developing news stories.

You will produce work closely with other colleagues in the Service and elsewhere in the BBC on long-term features, investigative material, etc. You will also develop, and work with multimedia content, producing videos, picture galleries, audio material, etc.

We are looking for a candidate who has substantial experience in a similar role in a media outlet which is published in the Serbian language.

You will take a keen interest in the global news agenda, in particular in its relation to the Serbian-speaking market. You will have produced original and/or investigative journalistic material. You will have a rich, varied and up-to-date list of contacts in the region and beyond.

Experience in digital media is highly desirable.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will be required to operate in accordance with the BBC’s editorial guidelines, working with the rest of the team in the Serbian Service and in the wider Europe Region, to build a successful service which will provide independent, accurate and balanced coverage of news, current affairs and wider agenda for the Serbian-language audience.

You must be able to communicate fluently (written and spoken) in Serbian.  An excellent command of English is also essential.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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