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Senior Broadcast Journalist - Newsbeat, Radio 1 and 1Xtra

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

Job Introduction

Newsbeat is the flagship youth platform for BBC News, Radio 1 and 1Xtra. It is the most listened to news programme for 16 - 24 year olds across all of BBC News - reaching around 8 million people a week on air and often the same amount of people online. Newsbeat is currently making its mark digitally across social media and is increasing the reach of its stories online aimed at its target audience as it gets ready to merge its website into BBC News online.

Role Responsibility

Newsbeat investigates issues which affect young people and delivers strong, original journalism on a regular basis. We need experienced, talented, creative and innovative journalists who can work across platforms with the main focus on online stories and digital output, and helping to lead the Newsbeat team.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have a track-record in delivering original journalism, especially online, will know how to make and commission stand-out digital content on a daily basis, will have an understanding of Newsbeat's target audience, a passion for entertainment and music news and a deep understanding of emerging digital platforms and creative ways of using them to tell stories.

You will be an experienced journalist - skilled in digital production techniques including video, with first class editorial judgement, grammatical knowledge and a thorough understanding of legal and editorial guidelines as well as the BBC online style-guide.

You’ll be able to lead and motivate a team and be prepared to take on management duties when required.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 August.

Package Description

Grade:  89D

Contract: 12 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. 

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