Vacancies: Senior Journalist Team Manager, BBC Kyrgyz Service

Based in our Bishkek bureau, the Senior Journalist Team Manager will lead a team of talented multimedia journalists with a focus on digital content.

BBC Kyrgyz is a multi-platform service, providing news and information to audiences on TV, Radio and Online five days per week. We primarily serve audiences in Kyrgyzstan, but also Kyrgyz-speakers elsewhere in the former Soviet Union and internationally.

Role Responsibility

The successful candidate will manage a small but talented team of multimedia journalists to create engaging and informative news content for BBC Kyrgyz social media and digital platforms. You will work closely with news teams based in London and Kyrgyzstan to ensure that material meets the expectations of our audiences and adheres to the BBC’s editorial guidelines.

As а team manager, you will also be responsible for managing resources, staff, technical facilities and budgets, and will confidently use existing and emerging online technologies to their fullest extent.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have a high standard of editorial judgment, writing ability, and production skills based on substantial experience in a multimedia journalism role. We are looking for somebody with a proven track record of leading a team and/or a project, who demonstrates a wealth of knowledge and practical ability in using social media and analytical tools.  It is important that applicants have a clear understanding of the target audience, the regional media market, and awareness of Kyrgyzstan and its political, cultural and ethnic sensitivities.

A fluent understanding of English and Kyrgyz, both written and spoken is essential.

 

Package Description

Вased in Bishkek position

Continuing (permanent) contract

Local terms and conditions apply

Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having the right to work in Kyrgyzstan.

 

A high standard of editorial judgment, writing ability and production skills based on substantial broadcast journalism experience.

 

Excellent knowledge of Kyrgyz, Russian and English.

 

 A clear understanding of the needs of the target audience and awareness of Kyrgyzstan and its political, cultural and ethnic sensitivities.

Maximizes opportunities offered by existing and emerging technologies to their fullest extent.

 Ability to work effectively as a member of more than one team. Resolving conflicts as necessary.

Ability to manage resources, staff, technical facilities and budgets, in order to make challenging broadcasting in the most cost-effective manner.

Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how individual differences can benefit the BBC.

Prioritizes and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources. Ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media suitable for multimedia output.

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