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Digital Senior Broadcast Journalist - The Comb Podcast (Part-Time)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are looking for someone to manage the social media rollout, audience engagement, and performance analysis of the Comb Podcast on all social channels. You will maintain a clear understanding of what our audiences want, how they find, consume, and share stories, and ensure that our output across social media meets these demands. You will lead on measuring the performance of our content, generating evidence-based insights and recommendations that are used to shape future content and inform our editorial strategy.  

The successful candidate lead and inspire a team to develop and deliver content, ensuring that it achieves the highest creative and editorial standards, delivers on time and on budget, with adherence to BBC guidelines.

Role Responsibility

In the digital senior broadcast journalist role you will be creating, managing and delivering social media strategy for the Comb Podcast. This includes identifying and contacting suitable influencers, bloggers and organisations to 'seed' the Comb Podcast to, engaging with online social communities and moderating comments.

You will be proficient and confident in the use of social media tools to carry out social media analysis, including a collation of social performance stats for roll outs. The role will also involve asset creation, collaborating as appropriate to ensure these are made and delivered in optimised ways across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. You will also be keen to stay abreast of new tools techniques to manage social platforms.

We’re able to offer a flexible working schedule- either one day or two half day’s a week.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of Africa and international news
  • A track record of imaginative and creative story- telling in radio and experience of using digital platforms to reach audience.
  • Experience in making long form audio is highly desirable
  • Demonstrable experience of using innovation to  create impact for content

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Part-Time (7 Hours)
Location: London- New Broadcasting House

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. For more information go to

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About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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