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Senior Journalist, Production

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Job Introduction

BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, part of BBC News, delivering a wide range of language and regional services and working increasingly with other parts of BBC News to serve global audiences. It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 320 million globally, including TV, digital platforms including social media, AM, FM, shortwave, digital satellite and cable channels.

Following 2020 investment, the Asia Region has doubled in size, making it the largest region in World Service Languages. With the launch of Korean, Thai and the 4 new Indian Language services, we have now 16 services producing content in London and 10 overseas bureaus. This brings an opportunity to benefit from economies of scale through all our editorial processes as well as provide wider and more innovative content for our audiences.

To achieve our objectives of transforming digitally, producing more high impact original journalism and reaching younger and more female audiences, we are modernizing our planning structure and strategy. By converging our planning and digital teams, we are creating a Production Hub to drive innovation and collaboration, both within the Asia Region language services and the wider BBC.

Role Responsibility

The Senior Journalist, based in Hong Kong, will report to the Asia Senior News Editor, Production, based in London. She/he will play a key role in forward planning and support the Asia Production Hub in the hours before London colleagues start work. Based in the target time zone and closer to our audiences, the Senior Journalist will help kickstart the daily news agenda for the region in collaboration with planning leads and senior Languages colleagues in the Asia Region bureaux including Delhi.

The Ideal Candidate

You'll need substantial experience in journalism and content production, proven editorial judgement and substantial experience of team leadership in a news environment. 

You'll also need experience in commissioning and planning stories catered mainly to digital platforms, with particular emphasis on the production of digital-first videos. 

Experience in the use of analytics tools is essential, as is a thorough understanding of storytelling techniques to reach underserved audiences.

You'll need to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Asia Regions’ audiences, markets and partner needs. 

Experience in managing TV content production is desirable.

Package Description


Local terms and conditions apply.

Location: Hong Kong

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

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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