The BBC News website is one of the world’s largest and most popular news sites, with mobile and desktop editions for different geographic audiences, and UK-facing and International-facing apps.
This role is based in Singapore, home to the BBC News website’s Asia edition - which comprises an Asia News front page and social platforms specially curated for the region. Journalists in the team write and shape the website’s international news coverage and help set our daily agenda. They are also responsible for helping to build the reach and reputation of our digital services.
If successful you will write and produce content for the UK and international editions of the BBC News website and related services. The content will include text, video and social news, explainers, analysis and features.
You will also shape our material for mobile audiences and ensure we reach new and underserved audiences like younger people.
In addition you'll be expected to work with online and other teams to produce outstanding text journalism, digital video and social news, as well as developing new ways of telling stories.
The Ideal Candidate
To be considered for this role you will need the following;
- A proven track record in news with sound editorial judgement.
- Plenty of recent journalistic experience of writing text in English for digital news audiences
- Experience of using content management systems to produce news
- A strong track record of covering the international and Asian news agenda.
- Experience of using audience analytics tools to understand audience behaviour and improve our coverage
- A thorough understanding of the importance of social media to source and enhance stories and distribute our story-telling
- Proven ability to innovate to create outstanding digital journalism
- Lots of ideas about how to reach audiences that don’t usually come to the BBC
- Fluency in a regional language
Local Terms & Conditions Apply
Contract type: 12 Month Contract
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to live and reside in the Singapore.
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