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Journalist (Communities), BBC Look North (Hull)

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

Job Introduction

Do you love where you live? Do you know the stories that matter to your neighbours and do you have a passion for telling those stories? Are you interested in people? Do know what matters to the lives of those in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire? If so, then you could be just the person we're looking for.

Role Responsibility

Your base will be in Hull but you will be expected to work in different communities across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire getting to know people, building up trust, uncovering stories and helping to bring them to life for TV, social media and online.

You'll find great stories and you'll learn how to tell them for different BBC outlets including BBC Look North. 

Are you the right candidate?

We need someone who understands and cares about East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.  You'll have good knowledge of the different communities that make up our vibrant and diverse area and you'll have the passion and energy needed to build up relationships and get unheard stories onto TV.

You'll know what makes an interesting story and you'll know what gets people talking. Some journalism or broadcast experience is helpful, especially skills in making digital video but this isn’t essential.  There is a formal job description attached to this advert, but what’s most important is that you have a passion for telling stories and care about getting those stories to a BBC audience.  Other skills in the job description we can help you learn.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION

In addition to your online application via Careers Hub, please provide: two story ideas (Max 500 words) from East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire which you think should be covered by BBC Look North.  We really want to hear stories about people and/or communities that we don’t already see on air. Please upload to https://www.dropbox.com/request/wsek08aCBOFTRpF145U2?oref=e no later than this role's closing date. Applications without story ideas will not be considered.

Package Description

Band: C

Contract: Full-time (35 hours)

Location: BBC Look North, Hull

12 month attachment/fixed term contract.  

  • 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 holiday 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, 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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