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Broadcast Journalist (Multimedia), Newsbeat - R1 & 1Xtra

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

Job Introduction

Newsbeat is the flagship youth platform for BBC News, Radio 1 and 1Xtra. It is the most listened to news programme for 16 - 24 year olds across all of BBC News - reaching nearly 9 million people a week. Newsbeat is currently making its mark digitally across social media and is increasing the reach of its stories online aimed at its target audience as it gets ready to merge with BBC News online.


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.  

Role Responsibility

Newsbeat investigates issues which affect young people and delivers strong, original journalism on a regular basis.  We are looking for strong multimedia journalists who can can work across all platforms - reporting on radio and TV, reading bulletins, writing online and filming their own material as well as having and understanding of relevant social platforms.

To work as part of a 7-day rota.

Are you the right candidate?

You will have a track record in delivering original journalism and reporting; we need someone who knows how to create stand-out speech radio and digital content on a daily basis.  You will need an understanding of Newsbeat's target audience, have a passion for Entertainment news and a deep understanding of emerging digital platforms and creative ways of telling stories online.

You will also need to be an experienced multimedia journalist, skilled in radio and digital production technique, with first class writing skills.  You will need to have a great voice for radio and experience of working in a digital environment.  You will be a self-starter with plenty of initiative; a great team player and have sound editorial judgement and thorough knowledge of legal issues online an on air.

For more information before the closing date - contact Paul Stanworth (Newsbeat Assistant Editor) or Toby Sealey (Newsbeat Assistant Editor).

Interviews will take place on Friday 18th November 2016

Package Description

Grade: 7D

Contract: Continuing

Job share 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.


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