And forget what you think you know about how you think the BBC might approach content. Take a look at the video at the top of this page on footballer Chelcee Grimes and you'll see what we mean. It's not all facts, figures and breaking news; sport is meant to be fun and we also want to reflect that in what we do. While you're here, check out @bbcfootball on Instagram: it's light-hearted and aimed squarely at younger audiences.
Our tone on social media is casual and conversational, but at the end of the day we're still the BBC and that means you'll be expected to uphold and build on the reputation we've carved out over many decades as the UK's most trusted sports news source. Straddling that line between informal and authoritative is a real skill and something you'll need to do daily in this role.
This is a good time to mention working hours as it's not your average 9-5. In this role, the standard work pattern is x4 10-hour shifts per week (although we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements). A lot of sport takes place at weekends and in the evenings, so there's an expectation you'll be available to work at these times. Not every evening or weekend, of course, but you should be aware the role does often require "non-standard" hours.
Are you the right candidate?
Candidates for this role should have experience creating and publishing content on social media for large audiences. You'll have a real passion and flair for writing posts and really live and breathe social media. Knowing your meme is just as important as knowing who the reigning Six Nations champions are... although we'll admit a decent level of sporting knowledge is pretty much a pre-requisite!
Some news or journalism experience is also a big plus, and if your skills already include video and/or photo editing even better!
Above all, you'll need to know what works for a social media audience. Why would we post a certain type of video on YouTube but not on Twitter? Which of our TV talent would connect best with our Instagram followers? And how might we entertain the audience while still maintaining our high editorial standards?
If you think you tick the right boxes we'd love to hear from you.
Contract type: 12 month FTC/Attachment
Location: MediaCity, Salford 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 competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 25 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
About the BBC
Diversity matters at the BBC. 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.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals. And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.
To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here
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.