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Digital Journalist, Asia edition, BBC News website

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

Job Introduction

The BBC News website’s Asia edition comprises an Asia News front page specially curated for audiences in the region. It includes pages for Asia, China, India and Australia. Content produced by the website’s Asian teams is used across all other editions of the BBC News website and on the BBC homepages.



Role Responsibility

The sucessful candidate will work on the Singapore-based Asia desk for BBC News Online primarily in text but also – as required - in video and audio. The journalist is expected to write and produce news, explainers, features and social-friendly takes on stories from around Asia.    

You will also work closely with BBC World News television and newsgathering teams based in the Singapore bureau.


The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for journalist with proven experience of working in a digital news environment with demonstrable experience in new forms of storytelling. You will need excellent writing skills and the ability to produce clean, clear news stories, under the tightest of deadlines.

Central to the role is the ability to think up imaginative and innovative ways of presenting stories for our digital platforms. You will possess a clear sense of how to integrate social media, video and graphics into our coverage and an understanding of how mobile devices are transforming storytelling​

We are looking for a broad knowledge of and interest in global and Asian news and themes with a track record of reporting in Asian nations (preferred). You should also be a social media expert with experience of social newsgathering from the wide variety of platforms popular across Asia.

Fluency in a regional language is an advantage.

Package Description

Contract: Permanent 

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

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

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, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

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


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