July 03, 2008

Arabic speaking Publicist - BBC

Title: Arabic speaking Publicist - BBC
Location: West London
Salary: Excellent
Languages: Arabic and English

BBC Arabic is part of BBC World Service which broadcasts in 33 languages and attracts 183 million people from around the world each week. It\'s an exciting time for us at BBC Arabic. As part of a multimedia offer, alongside Radio and Online, the service recently launched BBC Arabic TV. The channel currently broadcasts for 12 hours a day and will be expanding to 24 hours a day this autumn.

We\'re looking for a talented Arabic-speaking publicist to help raise our profile in the Middle East and North Africa. You\'ll provide strategic and operational PR support to promote BBC Arabic by generating a range of publicity opportunities across key markets.

Working closely with the language services\' editorial and business development teams, you\'ll ensure that all PR opportunities are maximised. Your focus will be on developing publicity opportunities for news output, selected programmes and channel presenters. You’ll also be required to respond rapidly to press inquiries both in the UK and abroad.

You\'ll have excellent Arabic language skills (both spoken and written) with strong publicist/press office experience at a senior level. It\'s essential that you\'re able to build and manage effective relationships quickly with a wide variety of people.

You\'ll have experience of press material writing and editing as well as experience of managing media interviews, press conferences and events. Knowledge of BBC World Service and the ability to relate to a multi-cultural workforce is vital.

Applications to be received by 14 July 2008.

At the BBC we respect each other and celebrate our diversity so that everyone gives their best. The BBC positively encourages applications from all parts of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity.

Please apply for this job vacancy by clicking the following link:
http://www.toplanguagejobs.co.uk/job-91438.html

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