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Broadcast Journalist (BBC News - NI)

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Job Introduction

BBC News NI produces around six hours of radio and one hour of television every day and delivers a constantly updating online news service.  Journalists in its multi-media newsroom can find themselves working in either an on air role, News Online, or as part of a production team.  The News and Current Affairs department is now recruiting Broadcast Journalists to join the flexi pool and invites applications from reporters with a track record in generating original stories, developing strong contacts and producing imaginative news treatments.

This role will be on a flexi contract with a minimum of 4 shifts per 4 week period

Role Responsibility

As a Broadcast Journalist, you will originate and develop ideas and help in planning material for future programmes and digital publication, as well as carrying out research across the whole range of news and current affairs output.  You will be expected to write scripts for TV, radio and online. You will interview and report under direction, in both recorded and live situations, in studio and on location. You will help produce items for programmes and prepare and edit radio and TV packages.

Are you the right candidate?

You will have the drive and instinct for intelligent, lively and creative journalism.  You will need strong writing skills and a well-developed knowledge of Northern Ireland.  Those journalists who wish to be considered for an on air role will also need a good broadcasting voice and an ability to present on television.

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.


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