Multimedia Journalist, Newsbeat Talent Pool - Freelance PAYE
All opportunities offered, as a result of appointment to this talent pool, will be on a Freelance PAYE basis.
Appointment to the Talent Pool will not entitle candidates to a permanent contract in the BBC, those will have to be applied for in the normal way, and neither does it guarantee work. However, it may lead to consideration for broader freelance opportunities across BBC News.
Any freelance work offered will be carried out at our New Broadcasting House office in Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA.
If you already have a current staff contract with the BBC (continuing or fixed term), you won’t be eligible to apply.
Any work offered with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK.
Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s Newsbeat is looking for talented, flexible multimedia journalists to join its pool of freelancers.
We’re the most listened to news outlet for 16-24 year-olds across all of BBC News – reaching around 8 million people a week.
Over the past three years Newsbeat has made major strides digitally through online stories and its social channels, YouTube channel and building its presence on Radio 1’s iPlayer channel with documentaries.
Since merging with BBC News online in January 2017 Newsbeat’s pages regularly reach between 8-14 million views a week.
We need freelancers to cover project work, leave and other ad-hoc reasons.
Whether you read bulletins and make creative radio packages, write for young audiences or make stand-out videos and/or social media content, we’d like to hear from you.
Are you the right candidate?
For radio, you’ll have a great voice, significant bulletin-reading experience and a flair for making packages.
For online, we’re after experience of writing news content for young audiences.
We’re also looking for freelance video journalists who can film and edit social content and help with our short-form documentaries.
We can help with some of the BBC’s production and editing systems as necessary.
Please apply using the link on this page. For more information, please contact our Deputy Editor, Paul Stanworth firstname.lastname@example.org
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