Contract type: 5 month FTC/attachment
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Our researchers provide the best informed and most comprehensive service of news and current affairs analysis and interpretation for editors, correspondents, producers and senior managers throughout the BBC. We produce detailed research briefs on all the top news stories, contribute to Reality Check and Explainers articles as part of the Data and Analysis team and organise seminars on key subjects.
As Home Affairs/Social Affairs researcher, you will be writing concise, in-depth briefings and answering queries on your subject areas to a high level of competence.
You will be using your extensive knowledge to work on data journalism projects, fact-checking articles and simple online explanations of complex issues. You’ll be working with journalists across the BBC, including those focusing on Home and Social Affairs, to make our coverage as informed as possible.
You will also establish priorities, maintain an up to date information and contacts database and contribute news story ideas.
You will have expertise in at least one, preferably more, of the following areas: Education; health and the NHS; welfare; crime/criminal justice; immigration, equality and human rights.
You will have the ability to use statistics and have a good knowledge of the best sources of information in your areas of expertise.
You will also have good writing skills and the ability to explain complex issues clearly.
Job ID: 123