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Journalist, (Radio Sport), BBC Sport

Mediacity, Salford

Band: C


Job Introduction From the World Cup to the Olympics, whether it’s Premier League football, 6 Nations Rugby, International Cricket or the top Tennis tournaments BBC Sport is at the heart of the world’s major sporting events. Our Radio Sport and Interactive teams make sure that every day, throughout the year our audiences are served with world class coverage of the live sport events as well as providing all the stories surrounding every sport.

The Radio Sport department provides all the sports event and programme content for both Radio 5 Live 5 and Live’s sister station 5live Sports Extra and Test Match Special for Radio 4 LW. We are also the production team that has created and delivers award winning podcasts, That Peter Crouch Podcast, Football Daily and Rugby Union Weekly.

Role Responsibility The successful candidate will work in the Radio Sport department assisting in the production of sport programmes for 5live Sport, live sport, podcasts and digital content.

Working with others to develop treatments of the highest quality you will deliver creative and engaging programme content; working with our On Air talent you will be able to write and edit scripts; using radio editing tools you will also have experience of packaging and editing material.

Are you the right candidate? The successful candidate will need to have experience of working in audio and/or digital production and be able to demonstrate strong editorial judgement and solid journalistic skills. You should have a passion for sport and be able to write quickly, accurately and succinctly. Experience of how to find and generate sports journalism stories is also essential.

A wide knowledge of sport is a must but we would be interested to hear of any specialist knowledge and interest. We are also looking for candidates who have a strong understanding of social media and online tools how these can be used to promote the BBC’s Radio Sport and 5 Live content.

The job will often be unsupervised and require a large degree of initiative and creativity, with the high editorial, journalism and production values expected by the BBC. You will have valid experience of making strong editorial judgements with the ability to make sound decisions in a pressurised ‘live’ broadcasting environment.

While this is their primary role, you may also be asked to work across different programmes, outputs or platforms.

Package Description Band: C Contract type: 1 x Continuing Location: MediaCity, Salford

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 holiday 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 Diversity matters at the BBC. 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.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals. And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants. Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

Posted 28 days ago

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