Broadcast Journalist, News Interactive West Midlands

16 Sep 2017
25 Sep 2017
Contract Type

Job Introduction
BBC News Online West Midlands is looking for an experienced journalist to join our regional team, based in Worcester. They will predominantly be writing and creating content for the BBC News website and our social media platforms.

News Online is responsible for all web and text based services provided by BBC News. The growth in the number of services provided by the department, including digital video, is a direct result of new technologies which are changing the way that people can receive news content. The role of BBC News Online is to respond to these changes and make BBC News content available to people wherever and whenever they want it.

Role Responsibility
This role involves using your skills to write sharp, accurate text and also to have a keen awareness of still images, video and audio for use on one of the world's most heavily-used news websites. This will include covering stories for local, national and global audiences, as well as developing original stories and features. You will develop a range of skills as part of a team which co-ordinates online news coverage across the region.

This role offers an opportunity to work with colleagues across the West Midlands and BBC News to provide the strongest news-led online output.

The Ideal Candidate
You will have significant experience in daily news journalism, proven writing ability - ideally from a newspaper or news agency background - good IT skills and a clear vision of how to translate stories into lively multimedia material. The ability to integrate into a new team and draw effectively on the BBC's wide range of resources is essential to this post.

You must be able to think up creative treatments for stories and present ideas for original journalism. Additionally, we are looking for individuals who have a good understanding of our audiences to ensure we accurately reflect all under-represented communities within the region.

For more information about the role, please contact West Midlands Digital Editor Tom Warren on or email

Package Description
Grade: 57D

6 month attachment/fixed term contract. Please ensure you have your line manager's approval to apply for an attachment.

Job share and part-time applications are welcome for this role. Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.

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. You'll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC.