Asia Business Correspondent, Singapore

Job Introduction

The Money, Technology and Data story team is a key part of BBC News Content, providing news reports for digital, television and radio platforms both in the UK and internationally. 

We report stories of regional and global importance, providing insightful analysis for audiences around the world.  We have the highest editorial and technical standards.

Role Responsibility

As the Asia Business Correspondent, you will deliver high-impact reporting and exclusive interviews covering business news and current affairs in Asia. You will provide timely, expert and authoritative coverage across Digital, TV and Radio, as well as break major stories.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

  • A proven record of delivering exclusive stories and interviews
  • Demonstrated experience as a journalist in television, radio or online. 
  • Outstanding knowledge of business and economic affairs in Asia, and strong news judgement
  • Broadcast experience on air, specifically live reporting, would be an advantage. 
  • Creative journalist who knows how to write business stories in an engaging and accessible manner for a global and UK audiences
  • A self-starter who can work independently
  • Ability to work cooperatively within a small team of journalists in a high-pressure environment
  • You must have the right to work in Singapore

Package Description

Band: E
Contract type: 2 consecutive 6-months Attachment/FTC
Location: Singapore

Interview dates: 27 and/or 28 September, 2021

Start date: October 2021 to March 2022 & April 2022 to September 2022

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

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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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