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Editorial Lead, Delhi - BBC Monitoring

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Job Introduction

BBC Monitoring (BBCM) provides news and information based on our monitoring of open source media from over 150 countries in more than 70 languages. It is an important part of the BBC's newsgathering operation, with journalists based in the UK and in international bureaux, and provides content for a range of BBC platforms.

Our extensive operation enables us to provide insightful and reliable coverage of political, economic, security and media news.

Our round-the-clock monitoring of TV, radio, press, internet and news agencies is also provided to commercial clients and the UK and US governments.

Role Responsibility

We are recruiting an Editorial Lead who will drive the editorial agenda and shape day-to-day coverage and treatments, identifying new ways to deliver engaging, insightful content to all BBCM's users.  You'll ensure the quality, timeliness, consistency and accuracy of your team's output and also assign tasks to your team and ensure that the right sources and tools are used to tell the stories that matter to BBCM's users.  You'll manage content on BBCM's user portal, as well as plan for special reports and bespoke products.  You'll come up with new and creative ways of telling stories and think of the best ways to integrate video, images, graphics and data into BBCM's products in order to have a powerful visual impact.  You'll contribute to the development of new products/services, generating ideas for how stories can be best told to serve BBCM's users.  In addition to formal line management responsibilities, you will mentor, coach and inspire your team.

Are you the right candidate?

Substantial experience of directing other journalists is essential.  You'll need proven editorial judgement, flair, excellent news writing and subbing ability with experience of taking editorial decisions quickly and independently.  You'll need to demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the news and current affairs of the region and expertise in the local media environment.  You'll need an ability to write about developments in the target media in idiomatic English in a way that is engaging and relevant for the intended audience, and suitable for delivery on multiple platforms.  An interest in international news and media developments globally is essential along with the ability to think up new treatments and formats to deliver multi-media, digital news.  You'll need an ability to provide constructive and timely editorial feedback and coaching to team members to facilitate their professional development with an ability to manage resources (including independent contractors) in order to deliver excellent content in the most cost-effective manner.

Package Description

Contract type: 10 month fixed term contract
Location: Delhi, India

Local terms and conditions

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in India.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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