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2 x Senior Journalist, Newsround - BBC Children's, Discovery

Do you have  strong experience working within a fast-turn around daily news environment, 
an understanding for the BBC Children's and Newsround audience and knowledge of how to make news content suitable and engaging for our young, diverse audience.
Ability to positively impact diversity through the course of a Production.
Demonstrable experience of planning and commissioning digital content for a range of platforms.
Previous experiencing of leading, managing and developing a team of Journalists and Journalism Researchers.
Ability to take a lead role in developing Newsround's social media strategy.
Have a working knowledge of optimising digital content for search (SEO)To lead a digital newsdesk, commissioning a range of on-day and next-day content that fits into Newsround’s editorial strategy


To produce daily TV bulletins, helping to grow Newsround’s audience, particularly in schools

May be required to lead the Planning area, taking responsibility for commissioning and planning content, as well as organising logistics

To lead on commissioned TV Specials or Digital specials, as required

To take a lead role in helping to develop Newsround’s social media strategy

Will be expected to lead on projects across a range of subjects – from development, production and training

Take an active role in developing Journalists and Research Journalists, which should involve line management duties and a creating a development plan

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: 2 x Maternity Backfill
Location: Salford, Media City UK

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely.

Job Location
Salford , Media City, UK
Date posted
23rd June 2020
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Position: 2 x Senior Journalist, Newsround - BBC Children's, Discovery

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