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Digital Journalist, BBC News Online (UK and World teams)

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

Job Introduction

The BBC has been committed to journalistic excellence for more than 80 years. BBC NEWS aims to provide access to the information and ideas everyone needs to make sense of an increasingly complex world on whatever platform they chose. Through its emphasis on specialist knowledge, international newsgathering and its breadth of programmes, BBC NEWS seeks to deliver a complete news package, covering arts, science, sports, politics, business and world affairs. With its team of 2,000 highly trained journalists and over 40 news bureaux, BBC NEWS strives to bring impartial and trusted news reporting to audiences all over the globe.

BBC News Online is one of the world’s most popular English-language news websites, with UK and World teams of journalists serving UK and international audiences. The two teams work closely together and with other parts of the BBC to produce outstanding digital news and content for the BBC news website and its related platforms.

Find out more about BBC NEWS, facts and figures, history and profiles at:

Role Responsibility

We are looking for creative Broadcast Journalists to join our UK and World Online teams in London. You will need a good knowledge of our editorial agenda, sharp production and writing skills and be able to respond to a fast-moving news environment. Candidates should enjoy working under pressure and bring plenty of story and production ideas to the role. You will be expected to work across our platforms and have an understanding of the different production methods as well as audience needs. You will be comfortable with technology and social media, able quickly to pick up new skills and turn ideas into engaging coverage.

Are you the right candidate?

You will need substantial and recent experience of writing English-language news and other content for recognised digital publishers, with substantial experience of covering UK or international news.  Complete familiarity with social media is essential and its importance to story-telling on digital platforms.  You'll need an ability to write about complex and fast-changing  UK or international news to the tightest of deadlines.  You'll also need to demonstrate understanding of data and audience analytics to determine story selection and treatments.

As part of your application, please specify if you are applying for World Online or UK Online or both.

Package Description

Grade: 7D

We have continuing contracts and 6 month attachments/fixed term contracts.

Employees must seek the approval of their manager before applying for an attachment.

Jobshare and part-time applications are welcome for this role.  Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.

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. 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 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 starting the role.


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