Journalist, BBC South West Online Jersey

  • UK
  • Worldwide
  • Jersey
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BBC South West is looking for a journalist to join its digital team based in Jersey providing news for digital platforms. The growth in the number of digital services provided by the team is a direct result of new technologies which are changing the way that people can receive news content. The role of the team is to respond to these changes and make BBC News content available to people wherever and whenever they want it.

Main Responsibilities

This role involves using your skills to write sharp, accurate text and also to have a keen awareness of still images, video and audio for use on one of the world’s most heavily-used news websites. This will include covering stories for news-led local and national sites online as well as developing original stories and features. You will also develop index management and newsdesk skills as part of a team which co-ordinates online news coverage across the region. This role offers an opportunity to work with colleagues across BBC News to provide the strongest news-led online output for local, national and international audiences.

Are you the right candidate?

You will have significant experience in daily news journalism, proven news writing ability, good IT skills and a clear vision of how to translate stories into lively multimedia material. The ability to integrate into a new team and draw effectively on the BBC’s wide range of resources is essential to this post. Additionally, we are looking for individuals who have a good understanding of our audiences to ensure we accurately reflect all under-represented communities within the region.

A good working knowledge of the BBC’s Content Production System (CPS) and Vivo would be desirable.

For more details please contact Tom Palmer, News Editor.

Important Information 

A successful candidate who is not “entitled” to live and work in Jersey – can only be appointed if the BBC is successful in securing an employment licence for them in this role

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