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Business Development Associate, BBC World Service (India)

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

Job Introduction

The BBC World Service Business Development team is responsible for securing and developing partnerships that deliver an increasing proportion of the BBC’s reach and impact around the world. As a key market facing team, we play an important role in providing insight into the latest media market developments and opportunities for BBC World Service English and Language Services. As Business Development Associate you will manage and develop all business development activities across India.

Role Responsibility

To help maintain and enhance business activities in India as the key partner manager for partners. This includes maintaining and developing partnerships across digital platforms, web portals, mobile operators, radio and TV networks in India. To ensure that these partnerships build on the BBC’s audience and that partners are given the best possible customer service. To manage and develop media platforms as well as marketing initiatives in India, under the guidance of the Business Development Manager in India.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Extensive experience of working in a sales and marketing / business development and/or editorial environment.               
  • Good understanding of the Indian media environment especially digital market, distribution/delivery systems with a detailed appreciation of VOD and other digital areas
  • Demonstrable commercial sensitivity with ability to deliver results to agreed timetables.
  • Experience in sales techniques including negotiating, influencing and networking skills.
  • Demonstrable ability to apply workflow and performance monitoring measures.
  • Ability to liaise authoritatively both within the BBC and with outside organisations, covering a range of editorial and commercial interests.
  • Knowledge and understanding of BBC Commercial and Editorial Policy guidelines and the BBC’s international strategy.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of relevant World Service output in all media.
  • Fluency in English and Hindi or any other Indian language, and ability to communicate effectively in them. Knowledge of another Indian language like Tamil, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati and Punjabi would be desirable.

Package Description

Contract: Continuing 

Local terms and conditions apply.

Location: Delhi

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

About the Company

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