The BBC has been committed to journalistic excellence for more than 75 years. BBC News aims to provide access to the information and ideas everyone needs to make sense of an increasingly complex world. Through its emphasis on specialist knowledge, international newsgathering and its breadth of programmes, we seek to deliver a complete news package, covering arts, science, sports, politics, business and world affairs. With its team of 2,000 highly trained journalists and over 40 news bureaux, we strive to bring impartial and trusted news reporting to audiences all over the globe. BBC World Japan Limited has been broadcasting BBC World News since 1994, providing the BBC’s quality news product with Japanese subtitles to audiences in Japan. We are recruiting an Editor, the provide editorial leadership for and to run a new, Japanese-language site to be the news and social media core of the BBC’s digital presence in Japan.
Based in Tokyo, you will select relevant features and background material from the BBC News websitehttp://www.bbc.com/news/, check and edit the text once it has been translated into Japanese, and publish it on a new, Japanese language BBC site. You will develop and co-ordinate the BBC’s social media presence in Japan, especially on twitter, Youtube and facebook. And you will work with partners in Japan to build the BBC’s digital presence and audiences.
The Ideal Candidate
Substantial journalistic experience in Japan is essential, together with fluent Japanese and excellent English language skills. You will have a detailed knowledge of social media, industry trends and emerging technologies and a good awareness of community management and compliance issues relating to social media and user-generated content. With a broad knowledge of international affairs – in particular, the Asia-Pacific region – you will have an understanding of how social media and user-generated content is used in this region.
We care about our people and take our responsibilities towards them very seriously. As well as fair terms and conditions, we also offer good benefits and impressive opportunities to learn and develop inside the BBC. This role is offered on Japanese terms and conditions.