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Q2 Work Experience Opportunities in Salford within News & Journalism

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

Job Introduction

Welcome to Work Experience opportunities in Salford within News & Journalism. If you’re interested in Radio & Television news, broadcast production, newsgathering techniques and getting some great practical experience on your CV, you’ve come to the right place.

The BBC is responsible for the production of news across all Networks.

Role Responsibility

Every placement is different, but your Work Experience will give you a good all round overview of News & Journalism across programming, reporting and editing. You may get the chance to watch broadcasts go out on air and understand the processes for Drama and Entertainment.

During your online application, you will have the opportunity to choose your placement and tell us about the things you’re really interested in.

Are you the right candidate?

What we’re looking for

We want people who are creative, keen to learn and are up for a challenge. In News & Journalism we work in teams where everyone has a role to play. We’re looking for people who are friendly and good communicators.

We work at a fast pace. So you’ll need to be enthusiastic and motivated to keep up.

We take our jobs seriously and really enjoy what we do. If you’re passionate about News & Journalism and are prepared to work hard, ask lots of questions and contribute ideas, you’ll fit right in.

Background/Experience

You don’t need a media qualification to apply. You just need to be able to show us that you’re passionate about News & Journalism and have a genuine desire to find out what the industry has to offer.

Please use your Careers Hub profile and application questionnaire to tell us about any volunteer work you’ve done or projects you’ve been a part of. Remember to use the portfolio section to upload any examples of your work.

We have placements available in the following areas:

BBC Breakfast (over 18)

You will get an exciting opportunity to get involved behind the scenes of BBC Breakfast.  This placement will introduce you to the fast pace of live news.  You’ll get to work with forward planning teams working up story ideas, booking crews and logistics, be a part of the live studio output team and work alongside our very experienced journalists. There will be a 5am start for part of the placement.

BBC Radio Manchester (over 18)

This is an exciting opportunity to assist with preparing scripts, collecting vox pops and taking calls from listeners within Radio Manchester. There may be possible shift work for part of the placement.

BBC Newsround (over 18)

You'll have the opportunity to gain experience working on short film and programme ideas, helping to plan, schedule and organise some aspects of a location shoot to assist the team with location filming.

How to apply

Choose one of the options above and make a note of it. After you’ve created your profile, we’ll ask you which placement you want to apply for as part of your application questionnaire. Enter the option you’ve chosen.

What happens to my application after I submit it?

We’ll review your application and if we think you might be right for one of our placements, we’ll give you a call.

Please remember that we receive a lot of applications and we can’t offer a placement to everyone.

How to apply

Choose one of the options above and make a note of it. After you’ve created your profile, we’ll ask you which placement you want to apply for as part of your application questionnaire. Enter the option you’ve chosen.

What happens to my application after I submit it?

We’ll review your application and if we think you might be right for one of our placements, we’ll give you a call.

Please remember that we receive a lot of applications and we can’t offer a placement to everyone.

Package Description

 

  • Work Experience duration 3-20 days (dependent on the placement)
  • Locations - Various BBC buildings across Salford
  • Opportunities available throughout January, February & March

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