Journalist, WATO PM

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

Job Introduction

The World At One with Sarah Montague prides itself on rigorous journalism. The programme has strong reputation for political coverage and takes meticulous care in its assembly of all the evidence the listener needs to make a judgement about the key stories of the day. 

PM aims to provide sharp, distinctive and creative analysis of the day’s events with Evan Davis. The programme uses sound, wit and original treatments to provide serious and ambitious content; it has a close relationship with its audience. 

Role Responsibility

The World at One and PM department is looking for a creative, energetic and resourceful journalist to join the dynamic team that makes The World at One, PM, Broadcasting House and The World this Weekend.  We are looking for someone who thinks independently, is full of distinctive ideas for stories and who thrives in a fast-paced environment.

Working towards both WATO and PM is demanding and satisfying. It is a unique opportunity to work across four very different programmes with their own distinct styles. As a journalist on the team you’ll work to output editors and with presenters. You will be responsible for  produce whole sequences for broadcast. Finding and briefing interviews for broadcast, making packages and casting discussions. You will be expected to contribute ideas and analysis that produce creative, intelligent and engaging radio. 

Are you the right candidate?

You will be a first class journalist with natural curiosity and a broad range of interests. You will have a strong understanding of domestic politics and the wider news agenda, which you’ll use to come up with ideas for news-making interviews and distinctive content. You will be full of original ideas on how to communicate and contextualise complex stories in a way that resonate with listeners and reflect a breadth of experience.

You will have experience of working in a busy newsroom, booking guests, cutting clips and briefing presenters to reflect a busy and changing news agenda.

You will be organised, resilient and hard working. You will have a thorough understanding of our audiences and of what makes good radio. You’ll also have knowledge of the digital landscape and how to make our content travel further on BBC platforms. 

You will need an understanding of the law as it applies to our journalism and also of the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines. The role includes regular weekend working. 

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type:1 x 6 month attachment/ftc & 1 x 9 month attachment/ftc 
Location: London

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.

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, 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.

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