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Senior Journalist, Online News

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

Job Introduction

BBC Cymru Wales is the nation's leading provider of news on television, radio, online and social media. The digital news team is responsible for BBC Wales’ digital news service – in text and video. The team is at the forefront of BBC Wales’ journalism, combining breaking and developing news with accessible analysis and explanation of events. It aims to deliver the highest quality journalism, with a focus on younger and under-served audiences, and bring together output from the whole BBC Wales newsroom.

BBC Wales News and Current Affairs is an integrated team of journalists working across radio, TV and online in English and Welsh. Our aims are excellence, collaboration and innovation - for our teams and for our output. This job is for a senior journalist initially working primarily in digital news but you will be expected, encouraged and supported to work in different parts of the operation in order to develop your career and where operational demands require.

Role Responsibility

This role is to be part of a wider team of senior journalists within digital news who are responsible for the coordination of output on the BBC Wales news index and its associated digital platforms. The successful candidate will have responsibilities for commissioning and overseeing output on our social channels including video, scheduling and planning, allocating work to the team of journalists, giving editorial direction and making editorial decisions, determining content and the run orders of content on the digital platforms. Forward planning skills and some management will also form part of the duties of the successful candidate. There will be an expectation for the successful candidate to liaise and manage relationships with other outlets in BBC Wales news as well as in other BBC centres.

Are you the right candidate?

There will be an expectation for the successful candidate to liaise and manage relationships with other outlets in BBC Wales news as well as in other BBC centres. The successful candidate will generate ideas, commission content from within the team and wider newsroom, ensure the content complies with BBC editorial standards and offers innovative and creative content to our audiences. This job involves shift working and weekend working.

Package Description

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

(d) Welsh language skills are not necessary  /  Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.  /   Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.

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

Fixed Term Contract - Ending 31/03/2021

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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