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The BBC Academy, in conjunction with BBC World Service English, is holding a free media familiarisation day for women with particular expertise who are interested in appearing on video, radio and online as contributors for BBC World Service English programmes. (BBC World Service English programmes can be heard on the BBC Radio iPlayer.) 

The full-day event is taking place at BBC New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA on Thursday 22 November 2018. 

We are looking for women with the following areas of expertise:

  • Global business
  • Global development
  • Global economy and trade
  • Global health
  • Global migration and demographics
  • Global science, technology and innovation
  • Global sport
  • Global security
  • Global youth - trends and issues
  • International relations and diplomacy

An ad with full details of how to apply will appear on the BBC Academy website on Monday 24 September. The deadline for applications is Sunday 14 October.

Applicants will need to send by email a CV and a short film of no more than two minutes duration as well as personal details and answers to specific questions. Full details on how to apply will be in the ad - which will be updated here when available.