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Deputy Editor, BBC World Japan

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The BBC has been committed to journalistic excellence for more than 75 years. BBC News aims to provide access to the information and ideas everyone needs to make sense of an increasingly complex world. Through its emphasis on specialist knowledge, international newsgathering and its breadth of programmes, we seek to deliver a complete news package, covering arts, science, sports, politics, business and world affairs. With its team of 2,000 highly trained journalists and over 40 news bureaux, we strive to bring impartial and trusted news reporting to audiences all over the globe.  BBC World Japan Limited has been broadcasting BBC World News since 1994, providing the BBC’s quality news product with Japanese subtitles to audiences in Japan. We are recruiting a Deputy Editor to support our Editor in providing editorial leadership in managing our Japanese-language site to be the news and social media core of the BBC’s digital presence in Japan.

Role Responsibility

Based in Tokyo, you will select relevant video and text features and background material from the BBC News website, translate them into Japanese, check and edit the translation, and publish them on a new, Japanese language BBC site. You will develop and co-ordinate the BBC’s social media presence in Japan, especially on twitter, YouTube and Facebook. 

Are you the right candidate?

Substantial journalistic experience in Japan is essential, together with fluent Japanese and excellent English language skills. You will have a detailed knowledge of social media, industry trends and emerging technologies and a good awareness of community management and compliance issues relating to social media and user-generated content.  You will have an understanding of how social media and user-generated content is used in this region with a broad knowledge of international affairs.

Package Description

Job Title: Deputy Editor, BBC World Japan

Location: Chiyoda--ku, Tokyo (nearest station 


Contract: 1 x 3 month, possibility of extension 

About the BBC

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