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Senior Journalist - Digital Video and Social Media

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

Job Introduction

BBC Scotland News is seeking a senior journalist to manage and develop our social media accounts and to commission and produce digital video and social media content as part of the mobile and online team.

This role is right at the centre of the most exciting developments in journalism, using new storytelling techniques to connect with an increasingly diverse audience.

Our social media and digital video desk is based at BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay offices in Glasgow.

Please note that this role in the mobile and online department may involve working shifts including weekends, early and late shifts and being on call out of hours however we are open to flexibility.

Role Responsibility

Working to the Assistant Editor, Mobile and Online, you will be charged with identifying, creating, commissioning and complying shareable content for the main BBC Scotland News social media accounts.

You will also be responsible for providing feedback and developing staff’s digital video and social media and journalism skills.

You will also be tasked with taking the lead on projects to improve audience engagement.

All news staff may be required to work with or move to other teams in broadcast and online, and to have the ability to work across a range of skills and in a flexible manner, and to carry out these responsibilities in accordance with the BBC’s overall standards and values.

As a member of the newsroom, the job holder will be expected to work and think collaboratively at all times - both within BBC Scotland and across the wider BBC.

Are you the right candidate?

You will have in-depth knowledge of Scottish news and current affairs.

You will have proven ability to commission and produce high-quality original journalism, particularly sharable digital videos that reflect Scottish news and current affairs..

A high standard of editorial judgement, taking responsibility on matters of editorial sensitivity quickly is an essential requirement of this role.

You will develop and implement new and innovative approaches to digital storytelling, demonstrating the ability to tell complex news stories in an engaging way using a variety of text, video, and social media.

You should have knowledge on how to manage high-profile social media accounts and demonstrate ways to continually improve audience engagement.

Team working and collaboration are key to success, you should be able to demonstrate the ability to drive collaboration with other journalists and teams from across the newsroom and BBC Scotland.


Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: 12 month FTC 
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.

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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