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Journalist, BBC North West Tonight (Isle of Man)

Job Introduction

BBC North West is looking for an outstanding journalist to work towards our TV and digital coverage of the Isle of Man.  You will be working as part of a small team to gather the best stories from the Isle of Man, from news to politics to sport – you’ll cover it all!

Role Responsibility

You will act as a news-gatherer, filming and editing and reporting.  You will cover news, generate original stories and reflect life on the Isle of Man.  Your reports will be broadcast on North West Tonight, across our bulletins, social media and online.

Are you the right candidate?

The ideal candidate will have at least three years’ experience as a journalist  (or equivalent) and have first class news judgement, be able to shoot and edit video (FCP skills preferred), experience of writing hard news stories and lighter features.  You must have a compelling writing style and be full of ideas. You must be conscientious and a self-starter. You should have a track record of using social media as both a broadcast medium to tell compelling stories and a news-gathering tool.

Important Application Information

As part of the questionnaire you will be asked for a story idea for the BBC Isle of Man social media. Also you will be asked to submit your demo reel (if you have one) or any other links to your published work

Package Description

Band: C

Contract: Full-time 

Permanent, continuing role 

Location: Isle of Man

This role is open to individuals with the right to live and work on the Isle of Man.

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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