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Broadcast Journalist, Breakfast TV News

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

Job Introduction

BBC Breakfast is the most watched morning TV programme in Britain with an audience reach of around 6 million viewers a day. This role requires someone who enjoys working in a fast paced environment and has an interest in News and Current Affairs.

Role Responsibility

As a Broadcast Journalist, you will attend planning meetings and offer original programme ideas, news treatments, guests and stories. You will be required to research stories, checking factual details, undertaking background research and obtaining further information from all sources.

You will use the breadth of BBC resources when producing programme material, liaising with other areas and platforms across the newsroom, in programmes and in Nations & Regions. You will write stories for broadcast maintaining standards of accuracy, impartiality and fair dealing while adhering to the BBC's Producer and Factual programme guidelines.

You will work on a developing or breaking story, following through the coverage, amending and updating material as required. You will work with resource staff ensuring that final scripts contain all necessary instructions in ENPS/Open Media and that the timing conforms to the programme planning requirements.

You will also produce news packages making use of the appropriate TV production techniques and equipment.

The Ideal Candidate

You will be a professional TV journalist with experience of working in broadcast daily news.

Good writing skills and news judgement are essential, as is the potential to originate and develop programme stories. You must have a thorough understanding of the editorial aims and policies of BBC Breakfast and BBC News more widely.

You must be able to take responsibility for any production role that might be assigned by a programme, newsroom or a newsgathering editor. You will have knowledge of production techniques and facilities and digital production skills.  You will also have good interpersonal skills and the ability and resilience required to work in a team in a high pressured environment.

Please note that you will be required to work within a rota involving both day and night shifts.

Package Description

Current Grade: 7D

Contract:  6 month attachment / fixed term contract

Base:  Salford, UK

Intended interview date:  20th November 2017

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

Please note that this role involves day and night working.

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

About the Company

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.

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