Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Training in radio, TV and online reporting with BBC's 'World Service- Future Voices' in London, United Kingdom

January 28, 2015 /connektivism

Deadline:  15 February 2015
Open to: (aspiring) journalists 
Venue: 2 March – 27 March and 22 June – 17 July 2015, London, United Kingdom


The BBC is launching a new work experience program based in the World Service languages. The program includes a weeklong training in radio, tv and online reporting, followed by a three-week stint in a language service.

We’re starting a work experience scheme based in the World Service languages.  The World Service is one of the world’s leading news broadcasters – we have twenty-nine languages at the moment, including English.  The World Service Group, all the international parts of the BBC, has a weekly audience of over 265 million people around the world.  The BBC reports from more locations than any other international broadcaster, and increasingly we’re training up bilingual reporters, who can bring us the story in English and another language.   We’re trusted and respected by our audiences, and we’re a multi-media broadcaster, on radio, TV, online and via mobiles.  In 2014, we launched TV bulletins in ten languages, in addition to our long-established Persian channel and 24 hour Arabic TV.  We’re a dynamic, ambitious, challenging news organisation bringing the world’s stories to BBC News, at New Broadcasting House in the heart of London. 


Aspiring journalists can apply for this training program in London. You must be over 18, and available to work on the dates stated.  

You must be fluent in speaking, reading and writing in both English and one of the following languages:

Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Dari, English, French, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Kiswahili, Kyrgyz, Hausa, Hindi, Indonesian, Nepali, Pashto, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Sinhala, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese 


You won’t be paid, but if you are from outside London, BBC will give you accommodation, and pay your living expenses.  If you are from London, BBC will pay for your travel and lunch expenses.

Closing Date is 15 February, 2015