The North East of Scotland is a diverse part of the country providing a busy, stimulating news patch. The BBC is looking for a Journalist (Reporter) to work in Aberdeen covering this area to further broaden the range of stories we tell.
You’ll be able to deliver expert, authoritative and creative news coverage as part of a small team covering a large geographical area.
You’ll be required to report for multi-platform outlets including radio, TV, online and social media. You will be comfortable working alone or as part of a team in a variety of roles. The job will involve TV and radio package making, live on-air reporting, writing for radio news bulletins and providing material for social media.
You will be able to demonstrate in depth knowledge of the news agenda of the North East, as well as having good contacts or the ability to develop them.
Are you the right candidate?
The successful candidate will have lots of story ideas and an ability to identify the under-reported stories affecting people and communities in the area. You will have an understanding of North East institutions, issues and its diverse range of communities.
You will have in-depth knowledge of the Scottish news agenda and of Scotland's politics and how they might be reflected in the North East.
The job will require on-air broadcasting, the use of a range of broadcasting equipment for TV, radio and in-the-field live broadcasting and an ability to tell stories in a way that works on digital platforms.
You will demonstrate skills in, or the ability to learn with appropriate training, desk top editing for radio and TV and self-shooting camera work. You will be expected to have a keen sense of how to make stories stand out visually as well as journalistically and be willing to work collaboratively with colleagues in order to convey stories in the most impactful way possible.
You will be expected to be able to tailor your storytelling style to the expanding range of BBC Scotland programming, which includes the new nightly news programme “The Nine”, Reporting Scotland and the radio programmes Good Morning Scotland and Newsdrive as well as national and local radio news bulletins. We’d like you to have plenty of ideas for how to differentiate coverage across these different outlets.
You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of Scots law and the law as it affects broadcasting.
There will be some weekend and evening working, considerable travel and a willingness to be flexible according to the editorial demands of the position.
Contract type: Continuing
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
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