Role Title: Editor (HSBC NOW) - 12 month FTC
New or Existing Role? New
The role holder is responsible for HSBC NOW TV, a weekly global news programme for staff, reporting to the Managing Editor.
The role holder will be responsible for delivery of a clear and relevant editorial strategy for TV programming which supports HSBC’s purpose, values and global priorities. The role holder will be expected to lead a production team and collaborate with Communications colleagues and the Business across the globe to identify innovative and compelling stories about HSBC and its people.
The role holder will stay ahead of the latest TV production and multimedia formats and establish effective audience measurement for multiple platforms including social and owned media
The role holder will work seamlessly with the Editors and Production Editors of the News team to ensure content is maximized across multiple platforms.
Impact on the Business
Lead an editorial team capable of producing compelling news content that supports business goals and reflects the values and cultural mind-set of the Bank.
Lead daily and weekly editorial meetings for the HSBC team and production agency and be accountable for day to day content decisions and approvals.
Set the strategy for the news agenda, establish clear and coherent editorial standards and ensure these are communicated to relevant Communications stakeholders
Implement a seamless social media strategy working alongside Corporate Media Relations, Marketing and HR functions.
Oversee the external profile strategy for the HSBC NOW brand including production of industry award entries and conference presentations.
Define a best practice measurement framework for HSBC NOW; evaluate existing practices and improve where necessary
Develop strong awareness of compliance and reputational issues, liaising with Compliance, Legal and other internal stakeholders to ensure risks to the business are mitigated.
Customers / Stakeholders
Liaising with colleagues from HSBC NOW Asia and UK, Newswire, Multimedia services and HSBC.com to ensure that content is shared and repurposed to maximum effect.
Maintaining contact with communications teams across Global Businesses and Global Functions and to ensure quality stories are sourced and developed.
Meet and exceed expectations for the quality of content, and production so that internal stakeholders are informed, educated and engaged.
Use actionable insight from a variety of audience surveys to drive the content agenda
Leadership & Teamwork
Develop and retain high-performing values led team members who are well respected across the business and functions and make a measureable impact on the business
Supervise the team’s editorial judgment and ensure the TV content supports Global Communication campaigns and initiatives within geographies, Businesses and Functions.
Lead by example with approach to collaboration and support as and when needed by other teams within News.
Operational Effectiveness & Control
Maintain consistency and quality across all production processes.
Shape and update rules and guidelines, developing processes that can be shared more widely across the bank to raise content quality and editorial and TV production standards
Work closely with colleagues globally ensure a smooth production process and consistent editorial standards which comply with Compliance, copyright, Legal and reputational rules and guidelines.
Able to spot and solve potential compliance and reputational issues in the editorial content before publication.
Working as a News Editor in a corporate environment is far more challenging than in the media. The implications of getting something wrong or misjudging an article can be extremely costly – to our reputation and in financial terms.
Understanding and delicacy is needed when dealing with HSBC staff and clients. Dealing with a number of stakeholders can result in a time-consuming process which is fraught with bureaucratic challenges.
Constant requirement to balance a desire for objective analysis with an determination to present a positive image.
Cultural and political sensitivities and a wide-ranging subject matter can be both frustrating and demanding.
Compliance pressures may exert limits on editorial freedom.
The jobholder will be based in London.
They will need to be able to work flexible hours as newsgathering and publication demands.
The jobholder will be aware of their legal and regulatory obligations regarding the management and non-disclosure of price sensitive and other confidential information.
The jobholder has responsibilities and judgemental authority with significant potential to impact HSBC’s reputation and / or market valuation beyond the scope of many traditional financial limits or metrics.
Management of Risk
The jobholder will continually reassess the operational risks associated with the role and inherent in the business, taking account of changing economic or market conditions, legal and regulatory requirements, operating procedures and practices, management restructurings, and the impact of new technology.
This will be achieved by ensuring all actions take account of the likelihood of operational risk occurring.
Also by addressing any areas of concern in conjunction with line management and/or the appropriate department.
Observation of Internal Controls
The jobholder will also adhere to and be able to demonstrate adherence to internal controls. This will be achieved by adherence to all relevant procedures, keeping appropriate records and, where appropriate, by the timely implementation of internal and external audit points, including issues raised by external regulators.
The role holder will be responsible and accountable for ensuring the DIM and FIM are both accurate and adhered to.
The jobholder will implement the Group compliance policy by containing compliance risk in liaison with Global Head of Compliance, Global Compliance Officer, Area Compliance Officer or Local Compliance Officer. The term ‘compliance’ embraces all relevant financial services laws, rules and codes with which the business has to comply.
This will be achieved by adhering to all relevant processes/procedures and by liaising with Compliance department about new business initiatives at the earliest opportunity. Also and when applicable, by ensuring adequate resources are in place and training is provided, fostering a compliance culture and optimising relations with regulators.
Knowledge & Experience / Qualifications
Proven ability to work on and manage multiple platforms including factual video, photography, infographics and text based online services essential
Understanding of the commissioning and production process for those platforms essential.
Experience in leading cross-platform editorial meetings essential.
Experience in curating a global editorial product essential.
Proven ability to create and implement a coherent editorial strategy for a complex, global editorial product.
Proven team-management skills essential.
Proven news and editing skills essential.
Capacity to develop broad knowledge of economic, business, financial and investor issues as well as HSBC’s strategy and global and local initiatives.
Able to take the initiative to learn about the bank and its focus and priorities.
Understanding of the wider world and the issues faced across the economic and political spectrum.
Experience of working in a fast-paced news environment and delivering copy to deadlines essential.
Very strong organisational and time-management skills to drive an efficient copy management process essential.
Impeccable writing and grammar skills.
Strong eye for design, photos and layout.
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to creating a diverse environment.
HSBC est l’une des plus grandes banques internationales avec une présence dans plus de 85 pays dans le monde. Elle a été créée en 1865 sous le nom de « The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation », et son siège social est basé à Londres. En France, HSBC totalise environ 400 agences et près de 10 000 salariés, avec une spécialisation dans plusieurs activités : une banque pour les particuliers, spécialisées notamment dans la gestion de patrimoine, une banque privée (gestion de fortune), une banque d’entreprises, qui s’appuie sur le réseau de l’ensemble du groupe HSBC dans le monde, et une banque de financement, d’investissement et de marchés. En 2012, HSBC France a réalisé un résultat avant impôt de 450 millions d’euros.