Researcher x 3, 9 O'Clock News Programme, BBC Scotland
BBC Scotland is planning the launch of a new television channel in 2018 with an hour-long news and current affairs programme at the heart of the schedule, broadcasting from 9pm every weeknight, with shorter bulletins at weekends. The programme will provide a unique mix of Scottish, UK and international news. Although the new channel is subject to regulatory approval, BBC Scotland offers these roles on a permanent basis as it seeks to enhance its news offering.
As a researcher for the Nine, you will play an important role in planning and launching the new programme alongside the Editor and senior team.
You will be responsible for providing detailed research on news stories, turning research into concise, accurate and well-written briefs and generate quality ideas and stories suitable for a daily news programme.
You will find good, diverse contributors on a wide range of news and current affairs stories as well as fact check and research the accuracy of stories before translating into good content on other multimedia platforms.
Good communication skills are vital in order to discuss research and briefing material with the presenters, editor and wider editorial team.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have previous research experience in TV, Radio or a relevant field with a hunger for finding and researching good stories suitable for the new programme, a contacts book bursting with fresh contributors and the tenacity to follow up leads and create original, creative content.
You should have a strong vision for the new programme, the ability to continually generate fresh ideas and the production flair to help turn those ideas into engaging content on a daily basis.
You will be able to write detailed but succinct briefs and fact check stories. An attention to detail and a good understanding of the BBC’s values and editorial guidelines is vital.
You will work initially on the planning for the launch of the new programme – stamina and resilience will be vital, and the ability to remain calm under pressure. You will be flexible and willing to work in a variety of environments, both in the office, studio and on location.
The application process.
Please note this is a two-stage application process.
Stage 1: Please click 'Apply for this Job' to answer an initial online questionnaire via the Careers Hub.
Stage 2: On receipt of this initial application, you will be invited to a short video interview. You will receive the invite to the video interview on Monday 08th January and have until Sunday 14th to submit.
You must complete both parts of the application process in order to guarantee consideration.
Based Glasgow. Flexibility considered
Continuing Contract x 3
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