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Video Journalist, BBC Jersey

Job Introduction

We're looking for a multi-skilled video journalist to join our team at BBC Jersey.

You'll enjoy seeking out original stories, explaining complex issues a creative way, and also feel comfortable holding to account the island’s most influential decision makers. You'll be a confident self-shooter and able to script and edit your material to a deadline.

Working in a multimedia newsroom, you'll also enjoy crafting your story for radio and digital audiences.

If this sounds like you and you're ‘entitled’ to work in Jersey, we'd love to hear from you!

Role Responsibility

This is a very multi-skilled job. Video journalists find, shoot, edit and report on their own stories. You therefore need good research, reporting, shooting and editing skills.  Story-finding and story-telling are fundamental; you’ll need to find and deliver original stories which connect with our audience, but also be confident dealing with on-the-day news stories quickly, and crafting creative features.

You must be able to work independently and understand what diverse audiences in our islands expect from a news programme.

The Ideal Candidate

We’re looking for someone with a track record in uncovering and delivering original journalism. An ability to tell a story clearly and creatively is also essential, and a good presence on camera and the confidence to report live is important. Experience shooting and editing is highly desirable.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

•  Excellent television storytelling skills, including on screen performance.

•  Sound journalism and editorial decision making.

•  The ability to work effectively in a small multimedia team.

 

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION

Showreel/Demo: As well as providing your CV Profile through the Careers Hub, you will need to submit an example of your on-air work which you are most proud of. This should demonstrate your on-screen experience. Please make it clear if you shot and edited it all yourself . These can be sent as links or in MP4 format to claire.anderson01@bbc.co.uk  Please note, if you do not submit a showreel or if it arrives late, your application will not be considered.

Package Description

- Competitive salary 

- Permanent contract 

- Based, Jersey 

Please note; due to Jersey residential legislation, this vacancy is only open to residents/individuals who are ‘entitled’ to work in Jersey. More information can be found on the States of Jersey -Website https://www.gov.je/Working/Contributions/RegistrationCards/Pages/ResidentialStatus.aspx

If you wish to discuss with Alex Full prior to applying please email alex.full@bbc.co.uk.

 

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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