Assistant Producer, BBC Scotland Investigations

Job Reference: BBC/TP/1199749/33789
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Contract Details: 12 month FTC
Salary: Within band
Working Hours: 35
Closing Date: 08/01/2019
Job Category: Journalism
BBC Region / Division: Nations and Regions
BBC Business Unit: N&R - Scotland
Location: Glasgow

Package Description

Job Title: Assistant Producer, BBC Scotland Investigations (Journalist CPF)

Band: C

Contract: 12 month FTC/Attachment 

Base: Glasgow, PQ 

Closing date: Please apply before 11:59pm on 7th January.

Any offer of employment will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK. 

The BBC recognises that flexible working can benefit both the employee and the BBC as it can create a range of employment opportunities to suit both changing operational needs and the needs of individuals. We will, therefore, consider flexible working requests for this vacancy. Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.

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Job Introduction

Do you love digging out stories that others would rather remain untold? Do you have a passion for journalism that makes a difference?

BBC Scotland’s investigations unit are recruiting for an enthusiastic and creative Assistant Producer to join the team in Glasgow for a 12 month FTC/Attachment. 

Main Responsibilities

As part of the award-winning Investigations team, you will find, develop and pitch investigative story ideas for TV, radio, digital and online whilst demonstrating innovation, a desire and determination to tell untold stories and a passion for original journalism that appeal to our diverse audience across all our platforms.

You will identify and select stories for the programme in a way which demonstrates strong journalistic skills and editorial judgement, as well as good legal knowledge and sensitivity to the dilemmas involved in and the
people affected by these decisions.

Visually drive the films, both in terms of style and structure, encouraging innovation but always working within BBC editorial guidelines.

To help or in some instances lead on the creative and journalistic process as part of a team of producer/directors and to deliver compelling content from complex material.

Are you the right candidate?

You will be highly creative and imaginative, bursting with original ideas and a true desire to tell the untold story that appeals to our diverse audience.

People are at the heart of our stories, our ambition is to tell original, untold stories that make a difference to our audience.  We are looking for a candidate that shares that same ambition and has the drive and determination to succeed with the ability to talk confidently to people and persuade them to share their stories

You should have the experience or the willingness to learn to self-shoot and work flexibly across the production. You should also hold a clean drivers license. 

You should have an understanding of the goals and objectives of the programme and the ability to communicate these to others.   

Knowledge of relevant editorial guidelines and awareness of BBC and statutory policies and regulations relevant to programme-making.

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