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 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.
We are committed to equality of opportunity for everyone and welcome applications from individuals regardless of their background for BBC Sport. Due to current under-representation of candidates from black and minority ethnic groups, people that have a disability or people that chose a more vocational route into employment, we encourage applications from candidates in these groups.
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.
Our Broadcast Journalist will be responsible for the producing of sport output – be it text, statistics, pictures or audio/video – on BBC Sport’s digital platforms, namely the BBC Sport website, digital text, mobile, social media platforms – and all aspects of our news, live and in-depth coverage.
They will write and maintain multi-media online sports news pages and background content to the highest professional standard, drawing on own knowledge, expertise and contacts, in tandem with agency, other BBC, and user-generated material.
While this is their 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
We’re looking for keen Broadcast Journalists who have a great experience of producing original, quality journalism and excellent writing and subbing skills. An interest in variety of diverse sports (not just football!) and a good knowledge of the UK sports scene is key to making this a successful role.
An excellent professional, knowledge of social media and an understanding of the role it plays in Journalism will compliment this role, as will an understanding of on-demand media.
If you think you have the skills, experience and ambition to work for the one of the most popular departments then apply now.
Role – Broadcast Journalist (Digital Sport)
Base – Salford
Contract – 2 x FTC/Attachment of up to 6months
Closing Date – 7th June 2017