Assistant Editor, Mobile & Online, BBC News - BBC

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  • London  
  • Company
    Start date
    6 months  
  • Closing date
    24 May 2017  
    Posted on
    18 May 2017  
Job Introduction

Digital Video is an important platform for BBC News, alongside television, radio and text. On the BBC website, social media and the new Videos of the Day mobile app, audiences for digital video are increasing. Offering new and innovative ways of telling our stories, and through those platforms reaching new, younger and underserved audiences, Digital Video will become a key part of BBC News.

This new team will produce Digital Video content for all of our News platforms, across the website, social and the app. It will play an important role in reaching underserved audiences. 

Role Responsibility

The Assistant Editors will shape the day's agenda and lead the delivery of the best and most interesting stories to UK and global audiences and ensure output meets BBC editorial standards.

You will be expected to work with other teams in the Newsroom and beyond to offer our digital audiences the best of the BBC's journalism.

You will need to be open to new ideas, show how you can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and relish new challenges.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a senior journalist who has a strong understanding of what makes good digital video and how to produce it as well as familiarity with audience behaviour on a range of digital platforms.

You will have sound editorial judgement, an understanding of the news agenda and an ability to identify the right format for each story.  Sharp editing skills are an essential requirement as is the ability to respond to breaking news.  You will also have experience of leading a team and need to enjoy working under pressure as well as the challenges posed by a fast-changing digital landscape.

You will need to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of digital platforms and analytics, as well as excellent video editing skills with experience of using Q-edit or FCPX.

Package Description

Grade: 10

Contract: 6 months Fixed Term Contract to cover maternity leave

The successful candidate must be able to start in July 2017.

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.

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