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Journalist- Digital, South West (Plymouth, Truro) x 2

Posted: 23 May 2022 Closes: 22 Jun 2022
Plymouth - Broadcasting House, United Kingdom Competitive
Fixed term & Full time BBC_BBC/TP/2009980/3428188

Job Introduction

We're looking for a talented digital journalist to join the BBC South West TV/Online team. You'll be writing text stories and features for the BBC News website and work alongside BBC Spotlight colleagues as well as our local radio stations.

We are focused on multi-platform working and want our journalism to travel across platforms and ensure our digital and TV operation works effectively together to deliver value for audiences.

Role Responsibility

This role involves using your skills to write sharp, accurate text and also to have a keen awareness of still images, video and audio for use on one of the world's most heavily-used news websites.

This will include covering stories for news-led local and national indexes as well as developing original stories and features.

You will also develop index management skills as part of a team which co-ordinates online news coverage across the region.

Some digital video editing and TV production will be required, after training.

A knowledge of the South West region is desirable but not essential.

Are you the right candidate?

You will have significant experience in daily news journalism, proven writing ability, good IT skills and a clear vision of how to translate stories into lively multimedia material. The ability to integrate into a new team and draw effectively on the BBC's wide range of resources is essential to this post.

You must be able to think up creative treatments for stories and present ideas for original journalism. Additionally, we are looking for individuals who have a good understanding of our audiences to ensure we accurately reflect all under-represented communities within the South West region.

Package Description

Band: C

Contract:1 x Permanent & 1 x FTC/Attachment - Ending 01/11/2022

Location: Plymouth, Truro

You are eligible to apply for an internal role if you are either on a BBC Continuing (Permanent) contract, a BBC Fixed Term contract, a casual contract or freelance contract and you have worked continuously for 6 months.

Only internal staff are eligible to apply for the role on an attachment basis. You need to be on a continuing (permanent) or fixed-term contract. You need to have worked for the BBC for more than one year and will also need permission from your line manager. You can find out more on our attachments page.

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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
Please note that the application process will require you to upload a CV and complete the online questionnaire(s). There is no requirement to attach a covering letter or complete the additional careers hub fields (Personal Statement/Skills/Portfolio sections).

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