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Senior Journalist - 12 month FTC/Attachment

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Are you a journalist bursting with ambition, ideas and creativity?  Do you want to make radio that’s big, bold and ambitious?

If so, the radio news team at BBC Scotland are looking for a senior journalist to join the team who make agenda setting content across a range of programmes.

Note:  this role involves overnight working.

Role Responsibility

The post holder will be responsible for an area of News and Current Affairs output, including editorial control, reporting, selection and compilation of material, production, leading teams and planning and implementing effective use of resources.  

You will help set the editorial direction and liaise with colleagues in television and digital, to ensure our content reaches as many of our audience as possible.

You will contribute to the planning of newsgathering and output and act as first referral point for legal and editorial queries.

Please note: this role will involve weekend and overnight working.

Are you the right candidate?

With substantial Broadcast Journalism experience, the Senior Journalist will have first-class news and editorial judgement, in-depth knowledge of the Scottish news agenda and will make the best use of social media.

Knowledge of Scotland’s political system and institutions and an awareness of the editorial aims, objectives and policies of News and Current Affairs Scotland along with detailed knowledge of the BBC’s Producers Guidelines and awareness of legal considerations applying to all types of output are key for this role.

Audiences are at the heart of everything we do, we are looking for a Senior Journalist who can demonstrate their understanding and awareness of who the audience is and are invested in generating a culture of creativity.

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: 12 month FTC/Attachment
Location: Glasgow PQ 

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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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Please note that interviews for this role will take place on Friday 5th April. 


About the BBC

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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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