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Journalist, BBC Breakfast

  • BBC
  • Salford, UK
  • 28/05/2021
Full time Media-Journalism Other

Job Description

Job Introduction

BBC Breakfast is looking for a broadcast producer to work on the UK’s most successful breakfast TV show. More than six million people watch us every day and we need people who have the determination and imagination to deliver fantastic content to our audience.  This is a brilliant opportunity to join our talented team at MediaCityUK and work on one of the BBC’s biggest programmes.

Main Responsibilities

As a Journalist, you play a big part in putting the programme together both at the planning stage and while we’re on air.

You’ll come up with original story ideas, guests and production treatments and carry out background research. You could be working on location, in the studio or the gallery. You will have experience of responding to breaking news with the ability to summarise complex issues calmly and clearly under significant time pressure. You may be sent to produce an Outside Broadcast or interview with a correspondent.

Our producers work with colleagues across BBC News and other parts of the corporation.

We expect high quality writing skills and the highest standards of accuracy, impartiality and fair dealing in accordance with the BBC's Editorial values.

Breakfast is on air seven days a week and operates on a 24hr rota so day and night working is part of the job. The successful candidate  must be able to work 12 hour shifts (day or night). This role will be based in Salford and, due to the nature of the role, it will not be possible to work remotely from another location.

Are you the right candidate?

We need people who match our ambition for the programme. The role is demanding and we set high standards. For that reason we expect you will already be a professional TV journalist with significant experience of working for a daily broadcast UK-wide news outlet in a live TV environment (with experience of studios, VTs and outside broadcasts).

BBC Breakfast producers get to work on a wide range of stories, so you’ll be creative and resourceful. You should have significant experience of taking a story from an initial idea to screen including sourcing/booking guests, writing briefs and organising filming/OBs/reporters in under 24 hours. You’ll need to be as comfortable researching an interview with a cabinet minister as you are for one with a film star. Good writing skills and news judgement are essential.

Knowledge of TV production techniques, facilities and digital production skills including sourcing archive, editing, graphics and use of Open Media, Wolftech and Jupiter is essential.

If you want to put your skills to the best possible use, learn new ones and have fun on Britain’s best television breakfast show then we want to hear from you.   

Package Description

Band: C

Contract: 6 Months Fixed term (to cover maternity leave)

Base: MediaCity, Salford

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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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