Broadcast Assistant, Sports News, BBC Sport


Deadline: 17th January 2018

Salary: Grade 4/Band B

Contract: Full-Time (6 months)

Based: MediaCity, Salford

Job Reference: BBC/TP/164/25789


Role Responsibility

Our Broadcast Assistants will work across BBC Sports News – although the substantive role will be based within TV, we will expect candidates to spend some time on each of the three main platforms as part of a rotation

Across the department we would expect the BA to fulfill a range of tasks:

Planning – Planning content, looking at what sports news stories need to be covered, deciding what resources need to be allocated to them and updating and maintaining the online diaries with relevant information.

Continuous output – Cutting audio/video for output, creating graphics for on air output, identifying and developing social media content for output. Developing creative and original approaches to our storytelling.

Production support – Booking guests for programmes and compiling briefs for presenters, arranging payments of guests and contributors where necessary. They will also work closely with the department’s leadership team, providing general production and administrative support where required.

The Ideal Candidate

It is essential our BA has experience of preparing journalistic briefs for presenters and production teams. A confident ability in using digital recording and editing equipment are a requirement as is a good phone manner with confidence to ring sports guests and contributors and have appropriate conversations.

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