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Job Introduction
We're looking to expand our pool of freelance senior journalists to work on an ad hoc basis. You may already be working as a freelancer within Scottish media or looking to get into the broadcast industry.  The key factor is being able to steer the editorial line and create engaging content for Online/Social Media, Radio and TV. 

Role Responsibility
You will be expected to work with editorial teams to:-
  • prepare and publish social media content and write Online news stories
  • plan and produce TV bulletins and programmes
  • prepare and broadcast radio bulletins
  • brief reporters, correspondents and presenters
  • help structure TV & radio packages and programme running orders
  • report  for TV, Radio & Online
  • seek ways to increase diversity in our workforce and to ensure that our output reflects the audiences we serve.
  • deliver journalism of the highest standard and within the required timeframe using available resources.


Are you the right candidate?
We need people with the ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media suitable for multimedia output.

We expect all our senior journalists to have first class news judgement, an in-depth knowledge of the Scottish news agenda and a keen understanding of Scotland's political system and institutions.

You must have the flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure to meet deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances.

Given the nature of the freelance pool, we are looking for people who can be flexible and available at relatively short notice. 

Package Description
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Across Scotland

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 26 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
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.

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, sexuality, social 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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Job Position
Journalism
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Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

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