Journalist, Digital News

Job Introduction

We are looking for enthusiastic and creative journalists to join our Digital News team, one of three core teams in our Digital Output department. You will be part of the team that produces the stories, videos and features on the biggest daily news, bringing in many millions of users from the UK and around the world.  

Role Responsibility

A Journalist on the News team will be expected to write sharp news stories or produce timely digital video - with rigour, context and flair. Tasks could range from jumping on breaking news to chasing leads and interviews to move a story on to researching and writing a sidebar. Journalists will monitor social media, search trends and audience data and use that to improve our storytelling and help us reach new audiences. Journalists will be expected to contribute ideas in editorial meetings around the most useful and creative approaches to our big stories, including the best formats and visual treatments

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate must have:

  • Recent experience of producing accurate, engaging and fast-paced news for digital audiences.
  • A track record of generating original ideas and chasing leads to produce impactful stories 
  • Experience of covering the UK and/or international news agenda in text and/or video for digital audiences
  • Familiarity with using social media, search and audience data to improve storytelling and broaden coverage
  • The ability to come up with angles and approaches to the big stories of the day that will help us reach new and diverse audiences 
  • Familiarity and experience with video editing software such as Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere is desirable

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 5 x 6-month FTC/attachment
Location: London

Job Application Requirements:

  • CV
  • Questionnaire with opportunity to detail your experience

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

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.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

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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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