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Geneva, Switzerland: Senior Editor, News Exchange - EBU

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Senior Editor, News Exchange - EBU

Geneva, Switzerland

Closing Date: 17th August 2020

Eurovision News is a premier distributor of quality news content, a provider of news-related broadcast services and an advocate for public service journalism. Its primary goal is to serve the needs of the EBU members according to its editorial standards and principles.

The Eurovision News Exchange has shared content between its Members every day since 1962. It draws on the newsgathering resources of more than 70 EBU Members, sublicensees and media partners worldwide, as well as the Eurovision News Events team and international organizations. It provides round-the-clock access to live and edited news and sports stories in video and audio, as they happen. This unique network connects European public service newsrooms operating in more than 50 countries by:
  • receiving, organizing and distributing high quality content drawn from the newsgathering departments of its members
  • negotiating access for Members to content from a range of other trustworthy news sources and international organizations.
  • offering on average 50 cleared pieces of content from social media every day
  • offering visualized data content and support for Members from a resident data journalist.
  • negotiating sports news rights on behalf of all Members

The spirit of solidarity and cooperation among our Members allows us to provide the most comprehensive, diverse and timely coverage of news events.

The News Exchange is based in Geneva but has staff and/or operations in Washington DC, New York, Moscow and Rome.

Eurovision News is looking for a

Senior Editor, News Exchange

The Senior Editor, News Exchange oversees all aspects of the operation managing a team of editors and producers. They are responsible for setting the team’s direction and ensuring the team has a good balance of skills. Under their leadership the News Exchange works to the fulfill the editorial and technical requirements of the Membership. They are also responsible for developing the News Exchange to keep quality high and maximise value for money, while matching the constantly evolving needs of the Membership.

Qualifications:Professional/High school

Languages: proficient written and spoken English.

Specific qualifications and experience:
  • Strong journalistic skills (including news judgement and writing in English) and demonstrable knowledge of global news and current affairs.
  • Substantial experience working as a journalist and people manager in TV, Radio and digital newsrooms/teams.
  • Able to think strategically and creatively. Able to clearly communicate plans and ideas to others and to persuade them to collaborate and cooperate.
  • Strong business and financial acumen.
  • Able to prioritise your tasks and those of your team under pressure.
  • Makes good decisions calmly and quickly, even when limited information is available.
  • Experience of dealing with multiple stakeholders.
  • Inspirational personality and high level of interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Passionate about working as part of a team and collaborating for the best overall outcome.
  • Experience of promoting diversity and inclusion in a team or organisation.

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Posted on TVZ: 20th July 2020
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