Video Journalist

Location: Kathmandu,Nepal
Salary:As Per Organization's Rule
Posted Date: 2021-04-01 Deadline: 2021-04-11
  • Location : Kathmandu Nepal
  • Salary : As Per Organization's Rule
  • Category : Journalism / Editor / Media
Job Description

Job Introduction

BBC World Service produces news content for millions of people in English and 42 other languages. 16 of those language services make up the Asia Region and BBC News Nepali is one of them, producing journalism in Nepali language.
We are looking for a Video Journalist to help lead the newsgathering operation and grow digital reach in the market.

Role Responsibility

This is a unique opportunity to join our Kathmandu bureau as a Video Journalist. You will be responsible for gathering and producing original video for our Facebook and YouTube platforms as well as overseeing live video for our regular interactive programmes. Your main responsibilities will include being responsible for originating creative and innovative ways of storytelling and implementing them for BBC News Nepali, especially for consumption on Facebook and YouTube.

Other responsibilities will include; to edit and produce engaging video content for multiple outlets and digital platforms in Nepali, making sure content is reversionable, to record video interviews and other types of original contents as required, ensuring the best standards of video production are set and adhered to.

The Ideal Candidate

To be considered for this role you would need knowledge of Nepal's current affairs, social life, and Nepali language as first langauge, ability to edit video contents including texts, captions and graphics in that language and very good English.
You'll need to have experience in creating and curating social and digital content in Nepali language, as well as a good feel for strong and distinctive stories along with being able to  produce, shoot and edit material, delivering highly shareable and engaging content.

In addition you will need to understand the language of digital newsgathering and have strong technical skills, in filming and editing, combined with an editorial background. You will be happy working on your own projects as well as with others in the teams.

Package Description

  • Continuing (permanent) contract
  • Role based in Kathmandu
  • Local terms and conditions apply

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

About the Company

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Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

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. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

Job Specification

Knowledge, skills, training and experience


  • Ability to gather and prepare audio and video material for use on any service, recognising the distinct requirements of different types of output, self-shooting and editing routinely as the main focus of the role.
  • Significant recent experience as a journalist, with a good knowledge of production techniques – especially self-shooting and editing.
  • Demonstrates sound editorial and policy decisions based upon a clear understanding of the BBC’s distinctive news agenda, the requirements of news and current affairs coverage and the audience.
  • Strong record of originating and developing stories for news programmes.
  • Ability to use technology as required, gathering material for broadcast.
  • Understands how a team works effectively.
  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how individual differences can benefit the BBC.
  • Effective planning and organising skills, ability to concentrate on several areas of work at one time, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting positively to changes and conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media suitable for multimedia output.
  • The flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure to meet deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances.
  • An understanding of health and safety procedures and how they apply to broadcasting.

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