Journalist (Social Media), BBC Radio WM

Job Reference: BBC/TP/747584/33611
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Contract Details: 6 Months
Salary: Within Grade
Working Hours: 35
Closing Date: 20/01/2019
Job Category: Journalism
BBC Region / Division: Nations and Regions
BBC Business Unit: N&R – English Regions
Location: Birmingham

Package Description

Competitive salary offered 

Location: Birmingham - The Mailbox

6 month attachment/fixed term full-time contract.

Job Introduction

This is a rare opportunity for an ambitious and creative content maker to join BBC WM’s local digital team.

We have a successful social media presence with a particularly strong engagement on our priority platform Facebook.  

Our engagement has grown consistently over the past two years and we are looking to continue to build on that success.

We are looking for a talented content producer to make films for SM and develop our relationship with and presence on BBC Sounds.

Main Responsibilities

You will have responsibility to come up with original and engaging content for our social feeds. You’ll be responsible for coming up with the ideas and delivering the treatments that get maximum engagement and push BBC WM’s content to new audiences. You’ll plan, film and edit videos and animations. You’ll also be comfortable producing and presenting Facebook Lives, and you’ll be driven to experiment with new and emerging technology to make sure our social media offering is cutting edge.

You will also work closely with BBC Sounds to ensure BBC WM has a strong presence on this new platform.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful person will be highly ambitious and full of creative ideas. You’ll have experience of producing original content specifically for social platforms. You’ll also be comfortable working with sound and know what makes great radio content.

Excellent knowledge of social media and a deep understanding of how to generate maximum audience engagement is a must.  First and foremost you’ll be able to demonstrate huge creative flair and a track record of making your ideas happen on digital.

Important Application Information

In addition to your online application, we would like you to upload a digital video you have made to demonstrate your skills and creativity to Please note: if you do not submit work examples or if they arrive late, your application will not be considered

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