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Title Social Media Editor
Add date 2017-04-09

Job Introduction

BBC World Service Group is an international multimedia broadcaster, delivering a wide range of language and regional services on radio, TV, online and via wireless handheld devices. 

It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 320 million globally, including shortwave, AM, FM, satellite, cable channels and digital platforms.

BBC Thai on Facebook was launched in July 2014 to bring impartial and balanced news to Thailand where media has been censored following a military coup.

Thai Service also specialises in using Facebook Lives for special reports, and raising debates about Thailand-related topics on Google Hangouts and YouTube and engaging with many forms of social media.

Role Responsibility

We are recruiting for an experienced Social Media Editor  (known internally as Senior Broadcast Journalist -Social Media) to work across the department’s output – specifically within Social Media.

You will take full editorial responsibility of social media newsgathering operation in BBC Thai Service, by curating, generating and editing social media contents on and all platforms, Facebook, LINE, Google+, Twitter and others , as relevant to Thailand.

You will help form strategic editorial development of BBC digital offering in BBC Thai, working closely with BBC World Service Digital team to implement the Digital Roadmap and to contribute to the goal of reaching 500m weekly audiences by 2022.

You will report to BBC Thai Editor and East Asian Digital Editor and work with all service editors and desk editors in the region.

Your main responsibilities will include leading on the production, curation and distribution of all digital content, videos, and innovative editorial projects to serve Thai audience whilst ensuring BBC Thai’s social media newsgathering for digital content adheres to the standards of excellence and efficiency required of BBC World Service Group, and complies fully with the BBC's editorial guidelines and objectives

You will be responsible for coming up with creative and innovative ways in storytelling and implementing them for BBC Thai especially for social media consumption.

The Ideal Candidate

As the successful candidate you will be an experienced senior journalist who is able to demonstrate editorial strengths in the kind of original journalism that BBC is known for, a strong awareness of both Thai and global affairs, and an understanding of how social media platforms and trends can inform a BBC editorial agenda. 

You will have a proven track record of leading a social media and digital team in Thai or other languages and be successful in working in an online production environment with demonstrable experience and enthusiasm for social media and interactivity. You will demonstrate an excellent knowledge of developments in social media and related areas and have clear understanding of the needs and profile of the target audience and the ability to translate these into imaginative and compelling content solutions, specifically with reference to social media.

With sound knowledge of English including complete comprehension of written and spoken English you will have the ability to communicate effectively. An ability to motivate and develop editorial staff to produce innovative and imaginative journalism and lead on innovation on our digital platforms. 


Package Description

Social Media Editor (known internally as Senior Broadcast Journalist -Social Media)

Local terms and conditions apply

Contract: continuing

Location: Bangkok


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 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.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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