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2 x Senior Camera Journalist

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

Job Introduction

Do you have the vision to help revolutionise the look and impact of BBC News’ visual output? Are you passionate about working as part of a team to help create distinctive visual journalism that makes as much impact on a smartphone as it does on the TV?


BBC Scotland’s news department is taking a fresh look at how news stories are covered across the country and we’re looking for creative, skilled and ambitious people to become part of our growing team to help shape and sustain this vision.


As one of a team of camera journalists based in the BBC’s centres across Scotland you’ll be a key deliverer of compelling and distinctive visual content on the stories from Scotland’s diverse communities that matter most to our audiences including many people who’ve not engaged with the BBC’s output before.  Critical to this will be a hunger to shed light on under-reported stories as we strive to appeal to an ever-broader audience.


Role Responsibility

This role will be responsible for shooting, editing and helping to plan content. You will work closely with our correspondents, reporters and production teams you’ll be encouraged to help shape the editorial direction of the story being covered. Our ambition is to create agenda-setting digital content as well as impactful broadcast journalism. Being a key part of making this happen will be challenging but promises to be very rewarding too.

Using modern broadcast technology will be a key part of the role and you’ll understand and maximise the benefit of equipment such as our VSAT vehicles and cellular bonding streaming kit.


Are you the right candidate?

You’ll be excellent at delivering high quality content to tight deadlines. You’ll have a great eye for a picture, the aptitude to capture high quality images and you’ll be confident using field or office-based editing equipment. You’ll work well under pressure and know how to cope when news breaks and you’ll be able to become confident in a live news environment.


We're looking for a creative visual storyteller and a skilled operator of broadcast camera and edit equipment. You’ll bring energy, ideas and a flair for creating eye-catching video to the role. 


An instinct for distinctive visual storytelling is vital. You’ll ideally have a track record in original journalism or be able to demonstrate the desire to find original stories, a creative and fresh approach and that all-important great attitude. Your ability to work well and collaboratively in a small, co-dependent team and also with the wider newsroom is vital.

You’ll need experience of practising a range of location craft skills (e.g. camera work, lighting, editing, location facilities) and be able to gather material for either live transmission or recorded providing a representative visual and audio account of events. You’ll have a proven enthusiasm for news, solid news judgement and a track record showing you know how to cover stories for visual media.

You’ll understand the need to develop new and distinctive ways of telling stories that represent the whole of Scotland. You should have a good knowledge of and interest in Scotland’s politics and constitutional position. 

We’re particularly interested in hearing from people who might bring a different perspective and widen the agenda of BBC news. A full driving licence is essential. 


Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Continuing
Location: Glasgow, Pacific Quay

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the BBC

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.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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