This is an exciting opportunity to lead a world-class news bureau in Hong Kong and be part of BBC News. We focus on creating unique, high-impact, impartial journalism and we have continued to increase our audience reach globally over the years. We also play an important role in the BBC’s overall coverage of China and the greater China region.
You will lead and manage a team of talented journalists, working closely with other BBC departments across Southeast Asia and the world. You will commission and create exciting news and current affairs content in digital formats that will engage our audiences. You will be familiar and enthusiastic about the use of data and audience metrics to inform content. This role will require you to work closely with senior colleagues on editorial, safety and HR issues. You will have the interpersonal skills needed to build rapport with people at all levels of the BBC.
The Ideal Candidate
We are looking for a senior journalist with well-established experience in commissioning and overseeing editorial content about China, the Greater China region and Southeast Asia with a solid understanding of international affairs. We are looking for a leader who is able to foster creativity and create a safe, respectful and productive work environment. We expect you to have deep understanding of what digital journalism is made of and that you are able to share this knowledge with the teams in Hong Kong and London. You will have a full command and up-to-date knowledge of Chinese and English and will have the ability to remain calm under pressure and offer creative solutions to engage our audience as well as your team. You will have experience in working in a matrixed organizational structure and the ability to partner with teams across the BBC to share content, ideas and leverage best practice.
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong
We are happy to consider applications from outside Hong Kong.
Local terms and conditions apply.
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.
Closing date: 21st January 2021