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Runner - Freelance Talent Pool

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Job Introduction

BBC NI are looking for passionate and focused candidates to join their freelance runners pool!

Runners are an integral member of the production team, performing important tasks in the office, around the set and on location. If successful you will be put on the database for upcoming opportunities in our sites in Belfast and Derry/Londonderry.

We are specifically looking for candidates with a passion for journalism and sport to work alongside our award winning news and sport teams.

Role Responsibility

Within an office environment your duties will typically include;

  • Acting as a point of contact for BBC staff and external guests and contributors
  • Filing/distributing paperwork and data entry
  • Arranging meals, and transportation for artists/crew

When you’re on set/location or in studio your duties will typically include;

  • Acting as a courier by distributing call sheets, health and safety notices etc
  • Helping to ensure correct facilities are available
  • Assisting with members of the public, contributors and On-Screen Talent
  • Taking calls from members of the public

Are you the right candidate?

As the ideal candidate you will be able to use IT proficiently and have excellent communication skills. You will have experience of working as part of a team and the ability to be resilient when facing pressure.

No experience in running is necessary, applicants will be asked to complete 2 questions in their application and there is no need to upload a CV.

We want applicants that have a genuine passion for broadcasting and the media so use the application to tell us why you want to be a runner at BBCNI !

Package Description

Band: A
Contract type: Freelance Talent Pool
Location: Northern Ireland


About the BBC

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. 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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