Senior Journalist - BBC Three

Job Reference: BBC/TP/1083609/32979
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Contract Details: 12 month Fixed Term Contract / Attachment
Salary: Within Band
Working Hours: 35 hours
Closing Date: 11/12/2018
Job Category: Content Production
BBC Region / Division: Content
BBC Business Unit: Content - Channels & iPlayer
Location: London

Package Description

Based in London at TVC

12 month Fixed Term Contract - Full Time

Band D

Job Introduction

BBC Three is the first public service broadcast channel to transition to a digital-first service. We make a range of experimental and innovative content created just for 16-34 year olds. Since our launch as an online brand, BBC Three has been a true pathfinder for the BBC and the wider industry, experimenting with new and unique ways of telling stories across different content forms and formats and with the means of distributing this content to young audiences in the places they are consuming content. Knowing that their media consumption is increasingly fragmented, were making sure that BBC Three content can be found on a variety of platforms, whether that is BBC One or Two, iPlayer, YouTube or social platforms. The quality of much of the content has been recognised by audiences and the industry, winning awards such as RTS Channel of The Year, Broadcast Digital Channel of the Year and BAFTAs for shows like Fleabag, Murdered by my Father and People Just Do Nothing. It is our ambition through BBC Three to be braver, more provocative and more of the moment than any other part of the BBC in an effort to engage and build our relationship with younger audiences.

Main Responsibilities

Working with the Editorial lead you will help deliver the editorial output for a range of platforms. You will be responsible for originating and writing planned stories which are innovative and captivate the audience, pushing the boundaries whilst also adhering to the BBC’s high editorial standards and strict guidelines. You will also commission articles from freelancers or in-house journalists, which may be planned or reactive to current events. The role will help oversee the management of the editorial team, ensuring accurate content is delivered to tight deadlines.


(Please note – The enclosed job description is generic, this is not a filming or presenting role)


Are you the right candidate?

This is a role for an experienced and senior journalist who has excellent editorial judgement and natural writing ability. The ideal candidate will have a great understanding of writing content for digital platforms and the 16-34 audiences. The successful candidate will have experience of commissioning and green lighting ideas, managing a team and editing copy, while being equally at home originating ideas and writing in an engaging and creative way. We are looking for someone who can work flexibly and accurately under pressure, motivating team members and building networks across other BBC departments. With a flair for visual design and imagery, you will be able to adapt your writing style according to the subject matter and audience. We are looking for someone who can deliver journalism of the highest standard, in a brave and innovative way.

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