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Journalist, BBC Look East (Cambridge)

Job Introduction

We are looking for an energetic journalist to join our regional TV team based in Cambridge. BBC Look East in Cambridge is the newest regional half hour programme and we are a small team.  That means you’ll get plenty of opportunities but you’ll need to be flexible in supporting your colleagues. Don’t expect two days to be the same!

Are you the right candidate?

You may not have fully developed your television skills but you will passionate about telling stories that matter to our audience and the diverse communities across the area. You will be based with the planning team in Cambridge but you’ll be expected to find stories across the region in Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton Bedford and Peterborough.  

The successful person will be highly ambitious and full of creative ideas. You’ll have experience of producing original content on either TV, radio, digital or social.  You’ll be open to new ways of telling stories and comfortable filming on your mobile phone.

Important Application Information

As part of the application questionnaire we would like you to upload a link to a short film you've made that would be suitable for our audience in the East of England. It shouldn’t be longer than 90 seconds and we’d like you to film it on your phone. We are looking for an original idea that shows off your creativity. 

We will also ask you in the questionnaire for examples of  any stories you have uncovered and had broadcast/published.  

Package Description

Band: C

Contract: Full-time (35 hours)

Location: Cambridge 

Continuing, permanent role

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, sexuality, social 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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