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Journalist, Newsround - BBC Education Salford


BBC Salford United Kingdom

3 months ago

Job Introduction

BBC Children's and Education is committed to offering the best cross-platform and on-demand service for all UK children, providing a trusted environment which is enriching, enabling and relevant to the under 16's. Our content seeks to entertain, inform and empower children, adding real value to their lives.

Newsround is the UK’s only integrated news service for children. With bulletins every day and a comprehensive online service, we deliver news to under 16 year-olds in an engaging and innovative way.

Role Responsibility

The successful candidate will use excellent editorial judgement to create a variety of news-related content for Newsround’s different platforms. This could include writing short and long-form stories, shooting and editing, creating guides and explainers, content for YouTube and social media and digital storytelling using a range of interactive tools.

Are you the right candidate?
• You'll have the ability to develop fresh, new creative ideas... aimed specifically at Newsround’s different platforms.
• You will be able to shoot on location and edit packages for all of Newsround’s platforms
• You will have experience of writing news stories for a digital platform
• You'll be able to use a variety of storytelling tools to produce fully interactive digital content
• You'll have an understanding of, and passion for, creating content for Newsround's young and diverse audiences across different platforms, including TV and digital
• You will have a working knowledge of optimising your digital content for search (SEO)
• It would be an advantage to be able to use and interpret both live and historic data using a variety of tools such as AT Internet, Telescope and Chartbeat, and applying that data to shape future commissions.
• You must be able to deliver to tight deadlines, whether editing packages for TV and digital platforms, or writing for online.
• This role requires a relevant DBS check to be undertaken by the BBC at the appropriate level, at the point of offer of a contract of employment.

Package Description

Band: C

Contract type: Permanent- Continuing

Location: MediaCityUK, Salford

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application . There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.
• Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
• Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
• Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About The BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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