Senior Journalist, Premium News Analysis

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Position description

Salary:  £39,000 – £51,000 depending on relevant skills, knowledge and experience. The expected salary range for this role reflects internal benchmarking and external market insights.


Contract type: 2x Continuing Posts


Location: London 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 negotiable salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 25 days annual leave with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.


Freelancers are eligible to apply for an internal role if they are on a Worker Contract and they have worked continuously for 6 months. If they have worked for less than 6 months continuously or have a break of 3 weeks or more between engagements, they must seek Divisional HR approval to apply for an internal role prior to submitting an application.


If they are unsure which contract they are on, they can speak to their booker or the HR BP, however if it helps – both a PAYE freelance or Modus Gross contract is considered a Worker contract and covered by the Worker terms found here.


Job Introduction


BBC News has a global reputation for trusted, insightful and impartial analysis of the biggest stories. We are building a new team to deliver a daily editorial offer for digital audiences that brings clarity and depth to the burning issues of the day, challenges assumptions and generates respectful debate. We are now looking for a senior journalists to help produce and edit text.

Main Responsibilities


The new team will be responsible for commissioning, editing and curating the sharpest analysis and insights from BBC correspondents and editors in the UK and around the world.


The senior journalists will work on the planning, editing and production of outstanding content on the stories and issues that matter most to audiences.


You will have good editorial judgement and a broad knowledge of subjects ranging from politics, business and international affairs to technology, science and culture. As you will be working closely with senior BBC specialists, you must have the ability to shape their analysis into clear, engaging, thought-provoking pieces that land with digital audiences.


You will have lots of ideas for stories, but you will also have a keen understanding of the difference between impartial, in-depth analysis and opinion.


You will work with high-profile BBC talent to curate a newsletter delivering their pick of the best BBC in-depth content directly to the inboxes of signed-up users.


You will have experience editing high-impact text pieces around breaking news and on longer deadlines, and will also work closely with video and audio teams to surface the best of their in-depth content.


Are You The Right Candidate?


· Demonstrable track-record of commissioning and editing in-depth text pieces to the highest quality on a wide range of subjects
· Experience of delivering content on editorially sensitive or complex issues in line with BBC editorial standards
· Understanding of what makes for a good reader experience online, and of the difference between analysis and opinion
· Ability to juggle deadlines and prioritise under pressure
· A collaborative approach to working, and ability to deal with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels of seniority
· An understanding of audiences and a proven track-record of using audience analytics to positively impact commissioning and curation decisions

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