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Senior Journalist (Video), BBC News

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

Job Introduction

BBC News is producing a daily video bulletin for mobile, covering the biggest and most interesting UK and global news stories of the day for an international audience.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of a new type of digital news show as part of the BBC World News team.

The show will be produced by a dedicated team and is a complex set-up requiring knowledge of TV production as well as digital story-telling editing techniques and digital audience behaviour.

As a senior member of the team, the post holder will have a range of duties, including planning, producing story sequences and graphics and video editing. You’ll need evidence of creative segment producing and making the most of technology to produce high impact storytelling.

Role Responsibility

  • To ensure the show uses imaginative and challenging treatments of key stories and events
  • To brief producers, directors and presenters clearly and concisely
  • To give feedback where appropriate
  • As part of the World News team to work collaboratively with colleagues to share day-to-day editorial plans and ambitions
  • If required, be deployed to be work within the broader World News team

Are you the right candidate?

  • A high standard of editorial judgment, writing ability (in flawless English) and TV/video production skills based on substantial journalism experience
  • Demonstrable understanding of shifting viewing habits and how video works on mobile
  • Good knowledge of UK and international news and current affairs
  • Substantial experience editing video in FCPX (and ideally also another software like QEdit or Adobe Premiere)
  • Proven experience of producing, scripting and editing digital video
  • Must be able to work well and calmly to tight deadlines with the ability to juggle priorities and communicate clearly
  • Must be able to demonstrate sense of visual awareness as well as technical aptitude.

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: 15 month attachment/FTC (5th April 2021)
Location: London

Interviews for this role will be held on the week commencing 13th January.

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 (1 of which is a corporation day) 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic 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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