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Extendee - Presentation Planning Assistant, BBC World News

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

Job Introduction

BBC World News is the BBC’s 24-hour commercially funded international news and information channel, available in over 300 million homes and over 1.8 million hotel rooms in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

BBC World News provides all the latest news, business, weather and sport 24 hours a day, plus the best of the BBC’s current affairs, documentary and lifestyle programming. It provides unmatched, impartial, in-depth analysis of breaking news, as well as looking at the stories behind the headlines.

Role Responsibility

You'll be responsible for the collection, input and maintenance of accurate and detailed information in the TV Schedules and databases. You'll keep all relevant parties informed and up to date and will provide support to the Presentation Planners. Working across BBC World News and you will occasional support other areas of the Global News Division, including Arabic Television (ATV) and Persian Television (PTV).

The Ideal Candidate

We need your administrative experience of working with detailed information and procedures. You'll be computer literate with experience of using and updating computer database systems and will have interest in and knowledge of television. You'll have the ability to work independently and as an integral part of a team and will be able to demonstrate initiative and work flexibly, adapting to changing circumstances. Alongside this you'll have effective time-management and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise your own workload.

Package Description

Extend – BBC Disability Scheme


Exclusively for disabled people, Extend is an award-winning, BBC-wide work placement scheme which offers appropriately experienced and/or qualified people a great opportunity to gain six months’ paid work experience within the BBC.

Although the scheme doesn’t necessarily lead to a full-time job, last year 70% gained further work at the BBC.

From October 2014, 12 placements will be available across the UK, in both programming areas and programme support areas. You’ll need to match the criteria for the placement as well as demonstrate a keen interest in broadcasting and knowledge of BBC output.

Applications to be received by 12th May 2014

Interviews are expected to be held between 26th May - 11th July 2014

The salary for this placement is £21,500


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Textphone 02890 328 478

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