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Business Development Associate, BBC World Service

Job Introduction

Within the World Service Group, Business Development is responsible for securing, managing and developing the external media partnerships which deliver the majority of the BBC’s audience reach around the world. Business Development represent the BBC offer in multiple languages across TV, radio and digital in a diverse range of advanced and developing media markets globally. 

The team’s priority is to increase the reach of BBC services outside the UK whilst also ensuring the BBC’s reputation is protected and revenue is generated if and where appropriate. Where required and regulations allow, broadcast licenses and platform presence are also acquired for the BBC. The team has both an acquisition and selling role in multiple diverse markets often having to take into account the significant barriers and political sensitivities related to genres such as news. 

Role Responsibility

We're looking for a talented individual to help develop and enhance our business activities on in MENA and the Arab speaking world as we seek opportunities to grow audience through partnerships with digital and emerging platforms.

Focusing primarily on BBC World Service Arabic language output but representing the wider BBC World Service – especially World Service English radio, you'll enjoy prospecting with various digital media platform providers, help develop partnerships and managing accounts. You'll ensure that these partnerships build on our audience and that we pursue all growth opportunities on emerging platforms.

The Ideal Candidate

You'll have proven experience in a relevant media environment combined with regional knowledge and sales experience including excellent negotiating, influencing and networking skills. It is vital you are able to liaise confidently within the BBC and must be able to communicate with our external partners in the region in Arabic as well as English.

Package Description

Contract type: Permanent
Location: Dubai

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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