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To be the first point of editorial reference in the Bureau. To assist the Service Head in the day to day management of the Bureau, being responsible for ensuring the highest editorial and production standards and working with London-based Desk Editors for planning and promoting programme output in all platforms. To carry out a range of management and supervisory duties as delegated by the Service Head and to help with the development of changing working practices to meet the needs of a fast changing broadcasting and online market

1. Empathy and identification with the editorial standards and willingness to adhere to them. Excellent knowledge of world and regional affairs. Excellent editorial judgement and the ability to make informed editorial decisions. Strong track record in initiating programme ideas.


2. An up-to-date, detailed political and social knowledge of country. First class written and spoken language and English.


3. The ability to encourage effective teamworking, to facilitate editorial debates and discussions and to motivate and lead the team. A willingness and ability to give constructive feedback and to develop and maintain productive working relationships with all team members.












4. A clear understanding of the needs of the target audience and an awareness of the market context of media competition in Indonesia. The ability and willingness to give support to the Service’s strategic objectives and to be a key member of the management team. To be able to deputise across a range of managerial duties as required.


5. The flexibility and imagination to be able to respond to changing working practices and to encourage, train and motivate the rest of the team through these changes. First class technical skills and an enthusiasm for the opportunities offered by new technology. The ability to devise new types of programming both for traditional broadcasting and for new media outlets.


6. The ability to understand budgets and manage them.  The ability and willingness to carry out the necessary financial control duties and exercise appropriate supervision of the Office Manager and all financial and administrative functions in the Bureau.




3. To listen to all of the programmes and be responsible for monitoring editorial standards and output quality in all platforms, giving constructive feedback and recommending improvements in staff performance where necessary.


4. To be responsible for forward planning of features, news agenda and special projects involving the editorial team. Produce a short-term planning note weekly and a long-term, more strategic planning note as required.


5. To be responsible for the finances of the Office, operating within the allocated budget, supervising the operation of financial controls and procedures and acting as a signatory for the bank accounts.


6. To take full editorial and budgetary responsibility for one or more strands of output as required.


Desk Editor


7. To contribute to the strategy, to undertake special duties in the target area for example helping the management in recruitment of staff and stringers, as well as establishing rebroadcasting opportunities when required and liaising with local partners in co-production or other forms of cooperation.


8. To be involved in the training and day to day supervision of editorial team. To contribute to the assessment of the team members and their development. To help the Service Head devise and implement a training plan for the Jakarta editorial team.


9. To be across new technological developments, to ensure that the Bureau makes the best possible use of opportunities (including the Internet, mobile phones and TV) and to adapt working practices and train staff accordingly.








Main Duties-Desk Editor

1. To be a point of editorial reference, supervising production work to ensure output (in all platforms) conforms to editorial guidelines and is lively, interesting and oriented towards target area. This includes giving proper editorial consideration to output material and taking decisions on its suitability and quality.


2. To be responsible for managing the rota for editorial team. This includes arranging rota emergency changes to ensure adequate staffing levels and assisting with the management of leave.



10. To be involved in building and leading the editorial team. To take part in the integration of new staff; and to motivate and supervise members of the team.


11. To maintain effective working relationship with the London-based editorial team, in particular with Desk Editors; as well as with technical and administrative support teams, thus promoting the most effective and cost-effective ways of improving output.


12. To maintain effective working relationships with technical and administrative support teams, in particular the Office Manager, as well as with other colleagues from other departments who are based in the Bureau, such as the News Correspondent.


13. To maintain appropriate and professional relationships with contacts such as government officials, contributors, media and other private organisations.  


14. On rotation, and when not involved with Bureau Editor’s tasks, to undertake normal producer duties, including field reporting and programme making.


15. To promote collaborative work with other parts of the organisation and contribute effectively to other outlets when appropriate.


16. To undertake other tasks as directed by the Service Head.