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Senior Journalist - News Organiser - BBC Scotland News

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

Job Introduction

BBC Scotland Newsgathering is at the heart of BBC News providing news reports, pictures, video and audio material to all Scotland NCA programmes and services.

As a News Organiser you will help run the Scotland Newsgathering operation from the News Hub at the heart of the multimedia newsroom in Glasgow.

You’ll co-ordinate the coverage of breaking news, deliver content for all platforms, chase running stories, showcase the best Newsgathering journalism and roll out planned diary events - ensuring the best use of staff and resources.  

Role Responsibility

You will be responsible for assigning reporters, correspondents, camera crews and broadcast vehicles along with all the support they need to do their job on the road.

You will work closely with output teams and editors, ensuring Newsgathering delivers engaging and authoritative journalism and taking charge of big stories in the field leading large teams delivering for all outlets.

You will work in collaboration with Newsrooms across the UK

The Ideal Candidate

You should be able to demonstrate significant experience or aptitude in a high pressured broadcasting environment paired with excellent news judgement and an understanding of different news agendas.

We are looking for a candidate with demonstrable experience or aptitude of producing live, breaking news stories and you should have a sound knowledge of the geography of Scotland, its institutions and government coupled with knowledge of social media platforms and awareness of the digital-first strategy.

You should have the ability to inspire and motivate staff to deliver high quality journalism sometimes under difficult and testing conditions and an awareness of News Strategy and its implications for the key agenda areas of BBC News.

Package Description

Grade: 8D

Base: Glasgow

Contract: Continuing 

The BBC recognises that flexible working can benefit both the employee and the BBC.  We are happy to consider flexible working requests for this vacancy.  Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.  

For further information, contact howard.simpson@bbc.co.uk, for recruitment queries, contact debbie.mccann@bbc.co.uk 

 

About the Company

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. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background

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