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Journalist - BBC World News

Job Introduction

BBC World News is the BBC’s most watched TV channel – viewed by nearly 100 million people a week and available in more than 300 million households around the world.

We are looking for creative Journalists to join our production team. You will work on a variety of programmes and bulletins, so will need a very good knowledge of our editorial agenda, as well as sharp TV production and writing skills to respond to breaking news.

The BBC has been committed to journalistic excellence for more than 80 years. BBC News aims to provide access to the information and ideas everyone needs to make sense of an increasingly complex world on whatever platform they chose. Through its emphasis on specialist knowledge, international newsgathering and its breadth of programmes, BBC News seeks to deliver a complete news package, covering arts, science, sports, politics, business and world affairs. With its team of 2,000 highly trained journalists and over 40 news bureaux, BBC News strives to bring impartial and trusted news reporting to audiences all over the globe.

BBC World News is the BBC’s most-watched news channel, with an audience of 85 million adults a week. 

Role Responsibility

We are looking for creative Journalists to join our World News TV teams.  You'll be responsible for writing and producing world news stories for TV using text, stills, video and graphics. You'll also be responsible for gathering and working on information from various sources such as UGC and social media.  You'll be writing headlines, structuring sequences and stories and working on OBs if required as well as contributing to the planning and origination of new angles and stories.

Are you the right candidate?

You will need a good knowledge of our editorial agenda, sharp production and writing skills and be able to respond to a fast-moving news environment. Candidates should enjoy working under pressure and bring plenty of story, contributor and production ideas to the role. You will be expected to work across our platforms and have an understanding of the different production methods as well as audience needs. You will be comfortable with technology and social media, able quickly to pick up new skills and turn ideas into engaging coverage. The successful candidates may be required to work across different teams on the channel and form good partnerships with our colleagues on online, digital and social news . You will need a thorough understanding of the BBC’s editorial guidelines and values.

Package Description

Band: C

Contract: 3 x Continuing and 2 x 12 month attachments / fixed term contracts

Base: London

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

Only internal staff are eligible to apply for the role on an attachment basis. You need to be on a continuing (permanent) or fixed-term contract.  You need to have worked for the BBC for more than one year and not have been on an attachment in the last 12 months. You will also need permission from your line manager.  You can find out more on our attachments page. 

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK.

If your application is taken to the next stage you’ll need to take an online assessment.  The BBC will share your personal details (name and email address) which you provided on your application with LaunchPad who are working in partnership with the BBC to deliver the assessment service. You will then be issued with a log in to LaunchPad’s website and will use it on the basis of their Privacy Policy.​

About the BBC

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

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.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

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

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