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Multimedia Broadcast Journalist - Bangkok

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

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 320 million globally, including shortwave, AM, FM, satellite, cable channels and digital platforms. is offering a variety of multi-media content including news, video, audio, interactive features, infographics, sports, lifestyle and health stories on the web and social media platforms.

A team of journalists and producers in London and Bangkok is leading the way in breaking news, reporting on key global and regional events for the audience in Vietnam and worldwide.

BBC Vietnamese Service also specialises in using Live Pages for special reports, raising debates about global stories, Vietnam-related topics on YouTube (500 thousand subscribers) and engaging with a Facebook audience (2.1 million).

Once your application has been submitted you will hear from a member of the Resourcing Team after the close date. If you have been shortlisted you will be invited to complete an online test. If you are successful in progressing to the interview stage this will be offered face to face in Bangkok or via skype.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the key Editors and team leaders, you will be expected to search for news or interview original sources in Vietnam and East Asia to get stories for BBC News Vietnamese on a daily basis. Utilising your excellent journalistic skills and experience, you will suggest new angles on existing stories, move the story on and put forward new ideas appropriate to the Service and region’s style and content. 

You will create original and exciting material for a range of multimedia outputs such as text stories, audio bulletins and video reports for both BBC News Vietnamese online and Facebook, or other social media platforms.  Taking responsibility for studio production of live and pre-recorded programmes, as well as reporting from locations on request, responding to breaking stories whilst on air and resolving technical difficulties is a key part of this role.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn and enhance their journalistic skills in London during training sessions and visits.

The Ideal Candidate

A full command and up to date knowledge of written and spoken Vietnamese as first (or equivalent) language for journalists and reporters

A good knowledge of English, including complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively

Recent experience as a journalist and/or reporter both in originating material and editing the work of others 

Ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of social media

A thorough knowledge and understanding of news and current affairs in the target area. A good knowledge of, and interest in, international and regional affairs. An extensive knowledge of the media situation in the target area and the way it is developing

Please see the attached Job Description for full details

Package Description

Contract: Continuing -  full time

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

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

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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