Journalist (Sport Interactive)
From the World Cup to the Olympics, whether it’s Premier League football, 6 Nations Rugby, International Cricket or the top Tennis tournaments BBC Sport is at the heart of the world’s major sporting events. Our Sports News, Radio Sport and Interactive teams help make sure that every day our audiences are served with all the stories surrounding every sport as well as providing world class coverage of the events themselves.
On a daily basis you will write and maintain multi-media online sports news pages and background content to the highest professional standard, drawing on own knowledge, expertise and contacts, in tandem with agency, other BBC, and user-generated material. You will create, process and edit audio or video content to enhance these pages and BBC Sport NI’s social media accounts whilst making the most of the available broadcast rights. Taking responsibility for live event coverage is imperative to this role, you will amend and update the various elements of content as required. As a result of this you will work a flexible rota demanded by a varying schedule of sports events.
The Ideal Candidate
As the successful candidate you will have a background in sports journalism, with the drive and instinct for intelligent, lively and creative journalism. You will need strong writing skills and a well-developed knowledge of sport in Northern Ireland. Experience of using key social media platforms is important. You will have a sense of urgency and the ability to produce video and audio content quickly and accurately to BBC standards. An ability to work flexibly is demanded in this role, this may involve weekend shifts.
Grade 7 / proposed band C
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