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Desk Editor - Vietnamese Service

Job Introduction

BBC World Service Group is an international multimedia broadcaster, delivering a wide range of language and regional services on radio, TV, online and via wireless handheld devices.

It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 346 million globally, including shortwave, AM, FM, satellite, cable channels and digital platforms.

BBC Vietnamese Service, founded in 1952, has reached millions of unique viewers ever month thanks to its strong reporting about Vietnam and the Vietnamese in the world, key global stories and a prominent presence on social media.

As part of the World 2020 strategic development in Asia, the Vietnamese team in Bangkok is also expanding to strengthen our journalistic outputs for Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

Role Responsibility

The purpose of the Desk Editor in Bangkok will be to supervise a team of multimedia journalists in shaping on-the day content for the BBC Vietnamese service, mainly for digital outputs: online and social media. This person will be responsible for ensuring that what is being outputted is to the highest standard and make referrals on editorial decisions if needed to ensure that the content is relevant and adhering to the BBC standards. This is a crucial role for the Vietnamese service as this person will be significant across Bangkok and London and if need be oversee editorial decisions across both locations.

The Ideal Candidate

You must be an experienced journalist with a proven background in producing content for broadcasting across radio and online outlets. It is imperative that you have experience of leading on editorial judgement and decisions as you will be asked to provide examples of this. Also, it is essential that you have experience of supervising multimedia journalists and providing creative suggestions and input on content they have produced where needed

You must have excellent communication and leadership skills (written and spoken Vietnamese is essential and a good knowledge of English would be advantageous).

Package Description

Grade:                  Local terms and conditions

Location:              Bangkok

Contract:              Continuing

Please note that the successful candidate should obtain the right to work in Thailand

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. You'll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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