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Senior Journalist Reporter, Sports News, BBC Sport

Mediacity, Salford

Band: D


Job Introduction BBC Sports News is looking for two reporters to join one of the best teams of sports journalists in the country. We are looking for self-starting story getters who know how to find a story and how to deliver one. Whilst our reporters will be expected to broadcast on TV and Radio, previous on-air experience is not necessarily a prerequisite. What is essential is that both reporters can demonstrate their journalistic drive and an understanding of the importance of our digital platforms and how best to serve our audiences who come to them in huge numbers every day.

Role Responsibility Whilst we will expect both roles at times to cover the full sporting brief, we are expecting one role to focus primarily on football and the other on sports news. For the football-focused reporter, we want someone with a proven book of contacts and track record in breaking football stories. For the sports news role, we are looking for someone who can uncover the truth of what is happening behind the scenes across the sporting world and explain complex issues in clear terms for our audiences.

Are you the right candidate? A proven ability to deliver original journalism, strong editorial judgement, and a hunger to chase stories are a must for both roles. They will both require frequent and sometimes unpredictable travel and the ability to be flexible and adapt to a fast moving editorial agenda and will involve working unsociable hours. You will be expected to work closely with our existing Reporters and Correspondents, working within a team to keep BBC Sport at the forefront of Sports News Journalism. Both roles report into the Sports News Editor and Assistant Editors at MediacityUK in Salford, although we also have a London base, so there may be the possibility that one of the roles could be based with our London team.

Package Description Band:D Contract type:2 x Continuing Roles Location: Salford/London

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 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.

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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.

Posted 22 days ago

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