Business Development Associate - MENA
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.
We're looking for a talented individual to help develop and enhance our business activities in MENA and the Arab speaking world as we seek opportunities to grow audience through partnerships with broadcast, 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 broadcast and 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.
Are you the right 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.
Contract: Continuing (permanent) contract.
Local terms and conditions apply.
Role based in Dubai.
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Dubai, UAE.
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