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Social Media Experts (BBC World News Talent Pool ) - Freelance PAYE

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

Job Introduction

BBC Learning English is an award-winning department of the BBC World Service devoted to English language teaching. The service provides resources and activities for millions of teachers and students around the world through its own and partner websites, its social media platform and its mobile app.

Find out more about BBC Learning English and the content it creates by visiting its website, social media platforms or by downloading its app:






Android app:

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To apply please include your CV and links to examples of your work in your application

Role Responsibility

BBC Learning English is looking to widen its pool of freelancers to work on existing content and new projects. In particular, the department is looking for:

Social Media Experts​ with, preferably, experience in the field of ELT or education to drive social media growth and engagement.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for Social Media Experts

  • Native speaker knowledge of British English including complete comprehension in written and spoken forms.
  • Extensive knowledge and recent and substantial experience in using at least one of the following social media platforms (Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) to build and engage audiences; knowledge of analytics for that platform is essential
  • Strong technical knowledge of appropriate tools to develop and produce social media content

Package Description

All opportunities offered, as a result of appointment to this talent pool, will be on a Freelance PAYE basis.

Appointment to the Talent Pool will not entitle candidates to a permanent contract in the BBC, those will have to be applied for in the normal way, and neither does it guarantee work.  However, it may lead to consideration for broader freelance opportunities across BBC News.

If you already have a current staff contract with the BBC (continuing or fixed term), you won’t be eligible to apply.

Any work offered with the BBC will be conditional 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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