News Director, BBC Scotland
BBC Scotland News and Current Affairs are looking for a news director for a 6 month FTC/attachment to work across all of our television output. This includes Reporting Scotland, our political programmes including Sunday Politics Scotland and Politics Scotland. It will also include the hour long news programme The Nine being launched in February on BBC Scotland’s new digital channel.
The successful candidate will also be required to work on special debate programmes, hustings and elections and other major news events.
BBC Scotland's News and Current Affairs department delivers high quality journalism on Radio, TV, Online and Social to audiences across Scotland and beyond. We strive to lead the editorial agenda in Scotland, with breaking news stories at the heart of our journalism. We aim to provide high quality analysis and deliver accurate and balanced reporting.
PLEASE NOTE: This role includes shift working.
The successful candidate will be required to direct live and pre-recorded programmes or inserts NCA Scotland programmes in automated, semi-automated and traditional galleries or on location.
Directors co-ordinate the planning and production of Television News output to ensure that editorial intentions are met and the highest production standards are maintained, and be an integral part of the editorial team - produce ideas, play a key role in production planning, give guidance and advice on story treatment in terms of production value, graphic design and technical viability.
The successful candidate will use traditional craft and technical skills as well as new and developing technologies in order to produce the highest standard of news programmes. This role will be managed by the relevant Programme Editors.
Are you the right candidate?
We’re looking for someone who has demonstrable experience in studio or location directing on live or recorded programmes and experience of live and recorded TV production
Someone who is familiar with broadcast technology, including automation and digital technologies, and complex vision mixing using broadcast communications equipment, paired with editorial, visual and aural awareness paired with creativity and innovation.
You will have a broad knowledge of national and international news & current affairs as well as an awareness of editorial priorities and programme objectives. Have the ability to plan ahead and demonstrate high level of organisation with great attention to detail, good interpersonal and strong team working skills
Contract: 6 month FTC/Attachment
Base: Glasgow, PQ
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Any offer of employment will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK
The BBC recognises that flexible working can benefit both the employee and the BBC as it can create a range of employment opportunities to suit both changing operational needs and the needs of individuals. We will, therefore, consider flexible working requests for this vacancy. Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.
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