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Senior Digital Journalist, Asia edition, BBC News website

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

We are recruiting for a Senior Digital Journalist to work on the website and its associated services, primarily in text and video.  You'll be expected to manage multiple indexes and staff across the region. You will commission, write, edit and publish news, explainers, social stories and digital video from around Asia.  You will also work closely with BBC World News television and newsgathering teams based in the Singapore bureau.  You will help set the news agenda for the day and oversee content produced by the online teams in Australia, Singapore, India and elsewhere.

The Ideal Candidate

You'll need substantial experience of digital journalism, including knowledge of content management systems.  Excellent writing and subbing skills are essential, with the ability to produce clean and clear news stories under the tightest of deadlines – as well as mentor less experienced writers.  You'll need to demonstrate an understanding of what makes good digital video with experience of directing other journalists and the ability to take editorial decisions quickly and independently.  We're looking for candidates with extensive knowledge of news and current affairs in the Asian region and internationally. Fluency in a regional language is an advantage.

Package Description

Contract: 6 month maternity cover fixed term contract (may be extendable)

Local terms and conditions

We anticipate that interviews will be held on 12 January 2018

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 very 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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