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Senior Broadcast Journalist, Inside Out West

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

A rare opportunity has arisen to join the award winning current affairs team in the lively city of Bristol.

Inside Out West is a small team which punches above its weight in delivering current affairs which matter to a BBC One audience. The team recently won an RTS Award for our investigation into Amazon delivery drivers and our stories frequently set the news agenda in the region.

We’re looking for a someone who is both an ambitious, experienced journalist and a creative filmmaker.

Role Responsibility

The focus of the role will be on delivering journalistically-driven lead films.  But the ideal candidate should be able to deliver films across the Inside Out range – from investigations to character-led films You will be researching, scripting, producing and directing 8’to 10’ items to tight deadlines.  

You’ll come up with fresh ideas and ways to script stories that are original as well as relevant to our audience.

The role also requires the successful candidate to adapt their items for other outlets such as network and regional news, local radio and digital platforms.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a Senior Broadcast Journalist/Producer Director with a proven track record in bringing investigative journalism & current affairs to screen in a long form programming format.

An experienced journalist, you’ll also be a film maker with the ideas and creative treatments to make our programmes a continuing success. Although we work with highly skilled craft camera operators and editors, it’s desirable to be able to selfshoot – and editing to synch assembly standard is an advantage.  

A detailed knowledge of the legal and editorial considerations around current affairs journalism is essential. Experience of working in a multiplatform environment is also important, particularly writing for news, the web and radio would also be expected. All our producers also make digital shorts for our social media platforms – Facebook and Twitter.

You’ll have strong team working skills as well as the ability to work on your own initiative.

Package Description

Grade: 8D

Based: Bristol

6 month attachment/fixed term contract.  

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.


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