Bangkok, Thailand: Senior Broadcast Journalist (Desk Editor) - BBC Thai

Job Vacancy: 
Senior Broadcast Journalist (Desk Editor) -  BBC Thai

Bangkok, Thailand

Closing Date: 17th February 2019

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.

Building on its Facebook page success, BBC launched its Thai language news site,, in November 2016 to make our digital news offer more comprehensive and also to further strengthen BBC’s position in a market of 67 million people.

A team of journalists and producers in London and Bangkok have been recruited to report on the situation in Thailand for our audience of need in Thailand and Southeast Asia. Thai Service also specialises in using Facebook Lives for special reports, and raising debates about Thailand-related topics on YouTube and engaging with many forms of social media.

We are looking to appoint a Senior Broadcast Journalist (Desk Editor) to lead our team from the Bangkok office.

Role Responsibility
Reporting to the Thai Editor, you will provide editorial planning for all multimedia output on BBC Thai. You will lead the preparation of significant stories in Thailand and South East Asia and will liaise with the wider BBC to ensure BBC Thai also covers key global stories.

You will manage the desk editing of daily Thai outputs in the Bureau from Bangkok and commission relevant material from a range of freelance reporters or contributors. You will report in both Thai and English.

You will play a key role in the overall strategy and direction of BBC Thai’s output and manage the team in Bangkok. Your role is to provide editorial and managerial leadership, planning and output supervision for BBC Thai online.

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