BBC Chinese Service is recruiting Journalist

Main Responsibilities
You will work as part of a multimedia, multiplatform operation with a priority on digital content for mobile and social platforms. Reporting to the Chinese Service Editor, you’ll partake in shift work which could include early/late shifts, on weekends and public holidays. You’ll work as part of the editorial, planning and production team in Hong Kong across websites and other platforms to ensure highest quality content is created for our audiences, and to make sure all content produced conforms to BBC values and editorial standards. You will need proven experience in all aspects of delivering powerful content under pressure for multiple digital platforms. You’ll be a part of the future digital operation in Hong Kong and must have first class communication skills in Chinese and in English. You should also be able to create digital content in multiple formats, in Chinese primarily and in English if required, and be capable of creatively engaging the audience with interesting storytelling angles and techniques for all digital/social platforms. The preferred candidate, with training, should also be able to perform and present on radio and in front of a television camera and travel to other locations on temporary assignment as per operational requirements.

● Create digital content in multiple formats, text, images, audio, video and to treat and promote digital content on our various websites and social platforms to service the needs of our audience.
● Produce accurate, informed and interesting news and current affairs, social and cultural content to the highest standards. This demands proven journalistic skills across digital platforms, good knowledge of the digital media market, creativity and flexibility, as well as a genuine passion for explaining the world to our global audiences.
● Report, present, research, write, translate, edit and adapt text stories, video or audio material for audiences on digital platforms and radio; good on-screen presence and broadcast voice preferred.
● Create original digital content for all multimedia output.
● Work with graphic/animation professionals to produce creative and original visual content which can be shared by other BBC departments.
● Liaise closely with other language team members, Newsgathering, reporters and producers across BBC departments.
● Advise Languages TV and digital teams on picture rights and cleared content.
● Responsible for thinking through and around editorial problems, developing realistic alternative strategies and approaches.
● Maintain professional journalistic standards of accuracy, impartiality and fair dealing and adhering to the BBC’s Editorial guidelines.
● Offer ideas for programme content; to suggest new angles on existing stories and to put forward stories not yet covered. Understand the Languages TV strategy and to suggest ideas appropriate to its distinctive style and content.
● Responsible for a moving story, amending and updating material as required. Able to freshen a story and write impactful headlines.
● Responsible for studio production as well as live social production.
● Build and maintain links with other areas of the BBC including BBC WS Online and BBC News to enable the efficient production of content.
● After appropriate training, to be able to use a range of digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards.
● Ensure that BBC Editorial guidelines and all relevant legal, contractual and copyright requirements are met, referring upwards in cases of difficulty or doubt.

Are you the right candidate?
● A full command in Chinese language (written and spoken).
● Fluent in English and able to communicate effectively.
● An interest in the developments in the digital market in the greater China area, in East Asia and in the world.
● A good knowledge of what works on digital platforms for the target market.
● Proven track record of producing quality content, and proven editorial judgement.
● Ability to create content with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media.
● Experience and skills in Data Journalism will be an advantage.
● An excellent broadcast voice and good reporting and presentation skills.
● Ability to also script write, edit and produce audio/radio content.
● A passion for International news and a thorough current knowledge and understanding of news and current affairs as well as history, social issues, business arts/culture and sports.
● A demonstrable interest in working in a multimedia environment and in encouraging audience involvement.
● A demonstrable interest in new media and how to exploit it for the BBC’s purposes.
● Interest in a broad global news agenda.
● Good keyboard/computer skills and the ability to acquire technical skills and to operate technical equipment.
● A good knowledge of, and interest in, Chinese, international and British current affairs.
● A thorough knowledge of the aims, objectives and standards of BBC World Service.
● An understanding of the BBC Chinese distinctive news agenda and a wider interest in the strategy of the BBC as a whole.

BBC Chinese Service is recruiting Video Journalist