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Assistant Editor, Newsround - BBC Children's

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

Job Introduction

BBC Children's is committed to offering the best cross-platform and on-demand service for all UK children, providing a trusted environment which is enriching, enabling and relevant to the under 16's. Our content seeks to entertain, inform and empower children, adding real value to their lives.

Newsround is the UK’s only integrated news service for children. With bulletins throughout the day, every day, and a comprehensive online service, we deliver news to under 16 year olds in an engaging and innovative way.

Role Responsibility

As Assistant Editor (online) you'll report to the Newsround Editor and oversee the daily digital output of the Newsround website. 

The role will involve the leadership of original journalism, leading a team of online journalists and working closely with a team of multi-platform Presenters. 

You'll work alongside the current Assistant Editor who will oversee TV bulletins and multi-platform specials, including programmes. 

Are you the right candidate?

You'll have proven expertise of delivering impactful, original journalism for online platform and you'll have managed large teams of online journalists against rolling deadlines in breaking news environments

You'll have demonstrable experience of the different styles and techniques of digital storytelling across online including graphics, text, video and interactive elements.

You'll also have expertise in adapting complex news issues for a younger audience, preferably children and have experience of working within social media and the understanding of how Newsround can exploit the opportunities it presents.

Furthermore, you'll be able to demonstrate expertise of search engine optimisation and the understanding of how it can be utilised to fit and adapt Newsround’s editorial agenda. 

Package Description

Band: E
Contract type: 1 x continuing contract
Location: MediaCityUK, Salford

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic 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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