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Senior Journalist, World Online Asia

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

Job Introduction

The BBC News website is one of the world’s largest and most popular news sites, with mobile and desktop editions for different geographic audiences, and UK-facing and International-facing apps. Website teams work closely with other BBC platforms and services to showcase the best journalism from across the BBC.

Senior Journalists in the team write, edit and shape the website’s international news coverage and set our agenda on a day-to-day basis. They are also responsible for helping to build the reach and reputation of our digital services.

Role Responsibility

You will write, commission, produce and sub-edit content about Asia for the UK and international editions of the BBC News website and related services. The content will include video and social news, explainers, analysis and features. You will shape our material for mobile audiences and ensure we reach new and underserved audiences like younger women. You will be expected to commission and produce outstanding text journalism, digital video and social news, as well as developing new ways of telling stories.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have a proven track record at a senior level in News as well as sound editorial judgement and a comprehensive understanding of the BBC's editorial policies. In addition, you will have:

  • Substantial experience of writing and sub-editing text for digital news audiences
  • Substantial experience producing and commissioning digital video for website and social audience
  • Substantial experience of content management systems like CPS
  • A strong track record of covering the international news agenda, especially in Asia.
  • Experience of using audience analytics tools to improve our coverage
  • A thorough understanding of the importance of social media to our story-telling
  • An ability to innovate to create outstanding digital journalism
  • Strong leadership skills

Package Description

We have two vacancies: 1 x 12 month and 1 x 6 month attachment / fixed term contract

Based in Singapore

Local terms and conditions apply

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

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.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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


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