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Video Journalist, BBC News Vietnamese

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

Job Introduction

BBC World Service produces news content for millions of people in English and 42 other languages. 16 of those language services make up the Asia Region and BBC News Vietnamese is one of them, producing journalism in Vietnamese language. We are looking for a Video Journalist to help lead the newsgathering operation and grow digital reach in the market.

BBC News Vietnamese, founded in 1952, has a multiplatform website, interactive, video and audio content, serving Vietnamese-speaking audience in Vietnam, Southeast Asia and the world. We are leaders in social media innovation, have a dynamic and growing presence on digital platforms. Our service brings quality, impartial, original journalism with news and current affairs to the Vietnamese speaking audiences.

Role Responsibility

The Video Journalist will be responsible for gathering and producing original video for our Facebook and YouTube platforms as well as overseeing live video for our regular interactive programmes. The successful candidate must have experience in creating and curating social and digital content in Vietnamese language, as well as a good feel for strong and distinctive stories.

The Ideal Candidate

The Video Journalist must have fluency in written and spoken Vietnamese language and a high comprehension of English is an advantage. You will have experience of originating creative and innovative ways of storytelling especially for consumption on Facebook and YouTube. 

Experience of being able to remote produce social and digital content produced by stringers is important whilst making sure that the final output is of highest quality. You will be able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people for video gathering in Vietnam where the Service may not have access to on a regular basis.

Knowledge of Vietnam's current affairs, social life, and Vietnamese language as native speaker is an advantage with the ability to edit video contents including texts, captions and graphics in that language is a must.

Package Description

Contract: Continuing

Local terms and conditions apply.

Location: Bangkok

Job Application Requirements:

  • CV
  • Questionnaire with opportunity to detail your experience

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

About the Company

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

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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.  

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