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Broadcast Journalist, London Online

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

Job Introduction

BBC London is looking for a journalist to join its digital team based at New Broadcasting House providing news for digital platforms. The growth in the number of digital services provided by the team is a direct result of new technologies which are changing the way that people can receive news content. The role of the team is to respond to these changes and make BBC News content available to people wherever and whenever they want it.

Role Responsibility

This role involves using your skills to write sharp, accurate text and also to have a keen awareness of still images, video and audio for use on one of the world's most heavily-used news websites. This will include covering stories for news-led local and national indexes online as well as developing original stories and features. You will also develop index management and newsdesk skills as part of a team which co-ordinates online news coverage across the region. This role offers an opportunity to work with colleagues across London and BBC News to provide the strongest news-led online output for local, national and international audiences.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have significant experience in daily news journalism, proven news writing ability, good IT skills and a clear vision of how to translate stories into lively multimedia material. Experience of video editing, creating video for social media and a working knowledge of data journalism would be desirable. The ability to integrate into a new team and draw effectively on the BBC's wide range of resources is essential to this post. Additionally, we are looking for individuals who have a good understanding of our audiences to ensure we accurately reflect all under-represented communities within the region. A good working knowledge of the BBC’s Content Production System (CPS) would be highly desirable.

Package Description

Grade: 57D

Continuing Contract 

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


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

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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