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Digital Editor, BBC Media Action

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

Job Introduction

BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity, which uses media and communications to help reduce poverty and support people to understand their rights. We do this through partnering with civil society, media and others to produce creative programmes and other outputs which inform and engage audiences on key development issues. We also strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure. We focus on health, governance and rights, and resilience and humanitarian response.

Role Responsibility

This role will need you to monitor key debates within the field of international development and to understand how those debates relate to BBC Media Action’s core thematic priorities. You will be expected to use this knowledge to shape content and strategy for a new area of our corporate website devoted to our Policy and Evidence work, working closely with other senior team members to source relevant insights and data. You will commission all content for this Online space, shape the narrative structure and visual design for that content and provide contributors with detailed written feedback. This position will also require you to manage the editorial planning, staff coordination, timelines and resourcing necessary to populate this section of the website, You will also keep abreast of emerging trends in digital and social media and use website analytics tools to evaluate performance.

The Ideal Candidate

This position will expect you to have strong knowledge of International development, sound editorial judgement, and excellent writing skills. You will have proven experience editing for Policy and/or research audience, along with experience of editing an array of different Online formats, including blogs. You will also have an understanding of basic editing and use of video, audio and stills photography and have sufficient technical ability to operate appropriate equipment and software, including content management systems. This role will also need you to be proficient in social media and digital analytics and to quickly establish rapport and effective working relationships with a wide range of people working at different levels of the organisation.

Package Description

Location - London

Grade - 8

Contract - 12 months fixed term, ending no later than 31st March 2017

This is a part-time role, working 3 days a week - (21 hours)


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 very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

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