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Broadcast Assistant, Sport News, BBC Sport

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

Job Introduction

From the World Cup to the Olympics, whether it’s Premier League football, 6 Nations Rugby, International Cricket or the top Tennis tournaments BBC Sport is at the heart of the world’s 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.

Role Responsibility

Our Broadcast Assistants will work across BBC Sports News – although the substantive role will be based within TV, we will expect candidates to spend some time on each of the three main platforms as part of a rotation

Across the department we would expect the BA to fulfill a range of tasks:

Planning - Planning content, looking at what sports news stories need to be covered, deciding what resources need to be allocated to them and updating and maintaining the online diaries with relevant information.

Continuous output – Cutting audio/video for output, creating graphics for on air output, identifying and developing social media content for output. Developing creative and original approaches to our storytelling.

Production support – Booking guests for programmes and compiling briefs for presenters, arranging payments of guests and contributors where necessary. They will also work closely with the department’s leadership team, providing general production and administrative support where required.

Are you the right candidate?

It is essential our BA has experience of preparing journalistic briefs for presenters and production teams. A confident ability in using digital recording and editing equipment are a requirement as is a good phone manner with confidence to ring sports guests and contributors and have appropriate conversations.

Package Description

1 x 6 Month FTC / Attachment

Grade 4 / Band B

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 very 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 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. 

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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