From the World Cup to the Olympics, whether it’s Premier League football, the FA Cup, 6 Nations Rugby, International Cricket or the top tennis tournaments, BBC Sport is at the heart of the world’s major sporting events. Our Sports News, Radio Sport and Interactive teams help make sure that every day, throughout the year, our audiences are served with all the stories surrounding every sport as well as providing world class coverage of the events themselves.
The BBC Sport Interactive department, which reaches a weekly audience of around 20m unique global browsers per week, is responsible for the content across the BBC Sport website, mobile, app, red button digitext and IPTV.
In this essential role, our Broadcast Assistant will work with the Live team by curating the best content from the BBC’s live sport output across all platforms and the best of social media. They assist in the preparation of stories and match templates, and the ownership and moderation of blogs from some of BBC Sport’s biggest hitters.
Our Broadcast Assistant will also help with and contribute to other output-related production duties, including creation and monitoring of statistics on all platforms, management of video, audio and photos on the website.
While this is the Broadcast Assistant’s primary role, they may also be asked to work across different programmes, outputs or platforms. Variable shift patterns and frequent weekend work are also features of this role.
The Ideal Candidate
Our Broadcast Assistant must have valid experience of using content management systems for the production of web pages and streams. An excellent knowledge of sport at a national and international level would be an advantage in this role too as would experience of working in a busy newsroom, gallery or live environment.
All the above skills should be combined with high attention to detail, accurate proof-reading skills and excellent spelling and grammar.
1 x Continuing and 1 x 6 Month FTC / Attachment
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