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Broadcast Assistant, Radio Sport

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

Job Introduction

From the World Cup to the Olympics, whether its Premier League football, 6 Nations Rugby, International Cricket or the top Tennis tournaments BBC Sport is at the heart of the worlds major sporting events. Our Sports News, Radio Sport and Interactive teams help make sure that every day, throughout the year our audiences are served with all the stories surrounding every sport as well as providing world class coverage of the events themselves.

The Radio Sport department provides all the sports event and programme content for the BBCs network radio outlets. Radio 5live, BBC radios 24-hour news and sport station, is the primary network for taking this content but Radio Sport also supplies 5lives sister station 5live Sports Extra and Test Match Special for Radio 4 LW.

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants. Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

Role Responsibility

Our Broadcast Assistant (BA) will work across a range of programmes for BBC Radio Sport, working to the Producer, either in the Studio or on Location, planning content, cutting audio, booking guests and compiling briefs for presenters and programmes. As a key part of this role the Broadcast Assistant will need to be key to the development of the Social Media Strategy before and throughout the Programme. .

The BA will also need to plan ahead, looking at what sports stories need to be covered, deciding what resources need to be allocated to them, and updating and maintaining the online diaries with relevant information.

They will work closely with the departments leadership team, providing general production and administrative support where necessary.

While this is their primary role, they may also be asked to work across different programmes, outputs or platforms. Variable shift patterns and frequent weekend work are also features of this role.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will have ideally have experience of preparing journalistic briefs for presenters and production teams in a Radio or News environment and a working knowledge of how to create content for Podcasts, the web or social media. Therefore ability to use the Internet and social media as a research tool to produce factual documents and reports, and experience of using digital recording and editing equipment is a must for this role.

If you think you have the skills, experience and ambition to work for the one of the most popular departments then apply now.

Package Description

Role Broadcast Assistant (Radio Sport)

Base Salford

Grade 4D proposed Band B

Contract 1 x 12 month FTC/Attachment

About the BBC

We dont 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 youve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. Youll 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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