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Journalism Assistant

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

Job Introduction

BBC Northern Ireland has an opportunity to join in its award winning News and Current Affairs Department.

As a Journalism Assistant you will report to the Production Manager and provide a number of support functions to the production team during live and pre-recorded programming.

Role Responsibility

  • Reporting to the Production Manager & output Producers, the post holder will provide administrative support to the production team, in order to ensure the smooth and efficient running of productions
  • Act as a point of contact for a range of both internal and external callers and visitors ensuring that these are given a positive image of the BBC and the department
  • To share responsibility with others for ensuring that BBC Health & Safety policies are observed
  • To support the drive for continuous improvement throughout production
  • To contribute to and support a creative and collaborative culture
  • Understands and adheres to Procurement policies and guidelines for the procurement of production resources.

Are you the right candidate?

You will have experience operating gallery autocue and working knowledge or Openmedia, Phonebox and Dalet Systems.

You will have strong administrative and organisational skills and experience of using a range of IT based office and production tools. You can demonstrate your skills and experience of working effectively under pressure, whilst assessing and prioritising tasks.

You will be a good communicator, able to exercise discretion and to deal with people at all levels with diplomacy and tact.

**Please note that interviews for this post will be held on Wednesday 4th March. 

Package Description

Band: A 
Contract type: 8 month fixed term contract/attachment 
Location: Belfast 

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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