Journalist, Premium News Analysis – BBC (London)

Package Description


Job Reference: 13619

Band: C

Salary:  £28,000 – £38,000 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 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 journalist 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.

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 and producing 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?

· Track-record of working on in-depth text pieces from conception to publication, on a wide range of subjects

· Understanding of what makes for a good reader experience online, and of the difference between analysis and opinion

· Highly organised with ability to juggle deadlines and prioritise under pressure

· A collaborative approach to working, and ability to deal with a wide range of teams

· An understanding of audiences and experience using audience analytics to shape decisions

· Experience of working on editorially sensitive or complex issues in line with BBC editorial standards


About The BBC

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants. Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

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 here.

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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