Analysis and Research provides the best informed and most comprehensive service of news and current affairs analysis and interpretation for editors, correspondents, producers and senior managers throughout the BBC. It sits at the heart of Reality Check, BBC's fact checking operation. We produce up to the minute briefing on all the top news stories, organise seminars on key subjects, and co-ordinate surveys and polling.
As a Political Researcher you will be writing background briefs for BBC journalists on a range of issues relating to UK politics and Parliament. You will answer queries from programmes and the newsdesk on a daily basis and work closely with the BBC’s political correspondents. You will also contribute research to Reality Check.
Are you the right candidate?
You'll need an in-depth knowledge of UK politics and Parliament with an ability to explain complex issues simply and clearly. Excellent writing skills are essential as well as an ability to work with numerical data and statistics You'll need to be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines with a demonstrable knowledge of the range of BBC political output.
The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants. Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.
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