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Assistant Producer, Radio Sport, BBC Sport

Job Introduction

From the World Cup to the Olympics, whether it’s Premier League football, 6 Nations Rugby, International Cricket or the top Tennis tournaments BBC Sport is at the heart of the world’s major sporting events. Our Sports News, Radio Sport and Interactive teams help make sure that every day, throughout the year our audiences our served with all the stories surrounding every sport as well as providing world class coverage of the events themselves.

Role Responsibility

The successful candidate will work in the Radio Sport department assisting in the production of sport programmes for 5live Sport and other radio outlets.

You will write scripts and copy for Radio Sport aswell as developing story ideas and creative inserts where a degree of original contribution is required; working both individually and with others to develop treatments of the highest quality. The AP role also packages and edits material using radio editing tools.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will need to have experience of working in radio production and be able to demonstrate strong editorial judgement and solid journalistic skills. They should also have a passion for sport and be able to write quickly, accurately and succinctly. Experience of how to find and generate sports journalism stories is also essential.

The job will often be unsupervised and require a large degree of initiative and common sense with the high editorial, journalism and production values expected by the BBC.

While this is their primary role, they may also be asked to work across different programmes, outputs or platforms.

Package Description

1 x Continuing Role

1 x 10 Month FTC / Attachment

Grade 7 / Band C

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk. 

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