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Senior Journalist, Specialist Unit

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Job Introduction

We are searching for an exceptional and innovative film-maker with a desire to rethink news for a new generation of audiences.

The World Service Specialist Unit is a new team of journalists, film-makers, innovators and creators who will create digital and TV content for BBC News, World Service English and Language services across the world. Our aim is to make leading, high profile, investigative and exploratory journalism for millennial and female audiences. Our reporters and video-journalists deploy globally covering unheard stories in new ways. Our aim is to make intelligent but popular journalism that reaches millions. We are focused on short and medium length content but with the opportunities for long form documentaries.

Role Responsibility

As a Senior Video-journalist you will bring excellent filming and editing skills to produce content with the unit’s reporters. 

You will create and drive new visual ways of telling stories for online, social and TV platforms. We are seeking someone who can push the boundaries of how we tell news across the industry.

Working closely with our reporters to select and develop high-profile journalism which explores subjects such as gender and identity, religion, population issues and cyber security. 

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have superb filming and editing skills. An ability to film on high-end cameras is essential, as is being able to solo edit. Colour grading and Adobe Aftereffects skills are desirable.

A track record of excellence in in-depth impactful storytelling with a solid editorial background in current affairs, news or factual. A background in digital film-making is desirable.

You will be passionate about disrupting existing ways of telling news.

Finally, you'll need a high standard of editorial judgement, writing ability and production skills.


Package Description

Band D

Continuing (permanent) role

Based in London

Any offer of employment with the BBC is condition upon you having the right to work in the UK.


About the Company

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

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, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

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


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