Journalists, BBC Breakfast

Job Introduction

BBC Breakfast is looking for a broadcast producer to work on the UK’s most successful breakfast TV show. More than six million people watch us every day and we need people who have the determination and imagination to deliver fantastic content to our audience. This is a brilliant opportunity to join our talented team at MediaCityUK and work on one of the BBC’s biggest programmes.

Role Responsibility

As a Journalist, you play a big part in putting the programme together both at the planning stage and while we are on air.

You will come up with original story ideas, guests and production treatments and carry out background research.  You could be working on location, in the studio or the gallery. You will have experience of responding to breaking news with the ability to summarise complex issues calmly and clearly under significant time pressure.  You may be sent to produce an Outside Broadcast or interview with a correspondent.

Our producers work with colleagues across BBC News and other parts of the corporation.

We expect high quality writing skills and the highest standards of accuracy, impartiality and fair dealing in accordance with the BBC's Editorial values.

Breakfast is on air seven days a week and operates on a 24hr rota so day and night working is part of the job.  The successful candidate  must be able to work 12 hour shifts (day and night).  This role will be based in Salford and, due to the nature of the role, it will not be possible to work remotely from another location.

Are you the right candidate?

We need people who match our ambition for the programme.  The role is demanding and we set high standards. We expect that you will already be an established journalist.  Ideally you have significant experience of working for a daily broadcast UK-wide news outlet in a live TV environment (with experience of studios, VTs and outside broadcasts).  If, however, you are a professional journalist working in print or digital media with a passion for BBC Breakfast, a keen awareness of what makes impactful TV news and plenty of ideas for brilliant visual storytelling, then we’d welcome an application from you too.

BBC Breakfast producers get to work on a wide range of stories, so you will be creative and resourceful.  You should have significant experience of taking a story from an initial idea to screen (or page or platform) including sourcing/booking guests, writing briefs and organising filming/OBs/reporters in under 24 hours.

Breakfast covers everything from the hardest, most complicated news stories to the human-interest items that everyone is talking about.  You must be as skilled in researching, briefing and scripting around an interview with a cabinet minister as you are for one with a film star.  Good writing skills and news judgement are essential.

Knowledge of TV production techniques, facilities and digital production skills including sourcing archive, editing, graphics – or an ability and willingness to learn them with some in-house training -  are essential.

If you want to put your skills to the best possible use, learn new ones and have fun on Britain’s best television breakfast show then we want to hear from you.   

Package Description

  • Band: C 
  • Contract: x2 permanent (There may be additional contracts available ranging from 3-6 months, which will be offered as a result of this process)
  • Base: MediaCity, Salford

Interview dates: Wednesday 24th August

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.

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

About the BBC

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

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.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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