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Broadcast Journalist (Newsday) - Singapore

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The Economics and Business Centre is part of BBC Newsgathering – which provides news reports for television, radio and online/mobile platforms both in the UK and internationally.  The Economics and Business Centre provides video, audio and online content of the highest possible editorial and technical standard.

Role Responsibility

You will be joining a bureau which produces BBC World News’ primetime Asia morning programs, Newsday and Asia Business Report.  Your primary responsibilities will be for Newsday, working closely with the World News team in London to co-produce the program.

The goal is to make authoritative, engaging and innovative programs, involving a wide range of stories that would engage audiences around the world and be of particular relevance to those in Asia.  It may also involve outside broadcasts. 

The Ideal Candidate

Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential

Fluency in a regional language would be an advantage   

Significant experience as a journalist, including working in television production

Ability to write clean and conversational television copy

Experience in booking interesting and engaging guests on a wide variety of topics

Good knowledge of international news and current affairs, particularly in Asia, and strong news judgement

Creative journalist who always keeps top of mind that television is a visual medium, finding ways to tell stories that engage the audience in Asia

A self-starter who can work independently

Proven ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural organizational environment

Ability to work cooperatively within a small team of journalists in a high-pressure environment, as well as liaise effectively with colleagues across different time zones

Package Description

Contract type: Continuing - full time

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Singapore

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

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

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.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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