Within World Service, 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.
Business Development Manager, Australasia, will be responsible for all Business Development activities of BBC World Service in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and the Pacific Islands. This will primarily involve ensuring that the BBC World Service maximises its audience reach and income via media partnerships. The focus will be the representation of BBC World Service audio content in English, however, this will also include representing BBC World Service Languages offer as appropriate. Whilst a significant amount of existing Business Development activity is in the broadcast space, this role will have full responsibility for identifying and securing new digital business.
Business Development Manager, Australasia, will be expected to work closely with senior stakeholders in BBC World Service English editorial, and World Service Distribution teams to ensure Broadcasting and Digital partners receive the best possible service, including timely scheduling information, publicity, all necessary technical support and an uninterrupted stream of World Service programming.
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The Ideal Candidate
Extensive relevant media market experience and track record of achievement in the media sector
Able to work on own initiative, under pressure and to tight deadlines, with a creative approach to problem solving
Extensive experience of working in the business development and/or syndication environment
Editorial experience is desirable, preferably in broadcast/online audio
Good influencing and diplomatic skills, able to build trusting, productive relationships with senior level contacts inside and outside the organisation
Strong persuasion, sales and negotiation skills and experience of influencing strategy
Experience of working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams across organisational boundaries, managing diverse stakeholder interests
Contract: Continuing - Full time
Local terms and conditions apply
Location: Sydney, Australia
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Australia.
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