Journalist - Multi Platform

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Job Introduction

BBC News NI is recruiting a journalist to work across its radio news, radio current affairs, digital news and television news platforms.   Journalists in our multi-media newsroom can find themselves working in either an on-air role or as part of a production team.

The successful candidate will have; a high standard of written English,  evidence of reporting concise and accurate news stories, a track record of original journalism, a sound knowledge of politics, current affairs and ongoing issues in Northern Ireland, a clear broadcasting voice with experience of live news broadcasting, good time management skills and an ability to perform to deadlines, video and audio production skills, a reputation for creative thinking, and a thorough grasp of the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines and journalism law.

Role Responsibility

  • Write concise and accurate copy for radio and TV news bulletins, for the BBC News NI website and for current affairs output.
  • Deliver creative treatments for radio, digital and television platforms
  • Interview and report, under direction, in both recorded and live situations, in studio and on location.
  • Read radio news bulletins when required
  • Produce and edit video, audio, stills and graphics to enhance our output across all platforms
  • Contribute on a daily basis to the production of original journalism by the BBC News NI team
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the editorial benefits and dangers of social media and an ability to interact informally but credibly with the audience on those platforms

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have strong journalistic skills and a passion for news and current affairs.

You will have excellent writing skills and a strong grasp of editorial and legal issues.

You have experience of reporting accurate news stories with a strong track record of original journalism.

You will have a sound knowledge of politics, current affairs and ongoing issues in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and further afield.

You will have a clear broadcasting voice with experience in live news broadcasting.

You will have experience in dealing with video and audio for radio, digital and television platforms.

It would be preferred for candidates to have knowledge of BBC digital production applications such as CPS, Vivo and Socialflow. 

Package Description

Band: C 
Contract type: 35 hours Continuing 
Location: Belfast 

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

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i

About the Company

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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