Broadcast Journalist, Pictures - Mobile & News Online
BBC News Mobile & Online provides live and digital continuous news that reaches tens of millions of people each week. It brings together digital current affairs (DCA), UGC and social media.
The Picture Desk team plays an integral part in sourcing and curating high quality photography for use across this digital output.
Your role will be to assist the Senior Picture Editors in prioritising photographic practice, placing imagery, design and photojournalism at the heart of our news and features coverage. Specifically, you will be working in the newsroom, sourcing images for the front page of the BBC News website - including breaking news stories. The role will require some flexibility in terms of hours.
You will be part of an exciting new production area that aims to bring the best of the BBC’s original and in-depth reporting to the news website and social media.
The Ideal Candidate
We're looking for candidates with extensive experience of working in a newsroom. You'll need a photographic degree or relevant experience working with stills in print or broadcasting. Knowledge of digital photography capture, distribution, storage and manipulation is essential along with an understanding of picture content sources both inside and outside of the BBC. You'll need to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of Photoshop, or other similar picture editing software, with excellent visual skills and an understanding of what makes a good story, both visually and in text. You'll need a track record of imaginative and natural use of social media, including creating new formats and unique storytelling on and off platform.
Contract: 6 month attachment / fixed term contract
Employees must seek the approval of their manager before applying for an attachment.
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 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 currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC.