Journalism Researcher, Analysis and Research, BBC

Journalism Researcher, Analysis and Research, BBC

Job Overview

Location
London, England
Job Type
Full Time Job
Job ID
123
Date Posted
1 year ago
Recruiter
Natasha Cwiklinska
Job Views
97

Job Description

Band: B
Contract type: 5 month FTC/attachment
Location: London

Job Application Requirements:

  • CV
  • Questionnaire with opportunity to detail your experience

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the applicationThere 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 (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

Job Introduction

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.

Main Responsibilities

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.

Are you the right candidate?

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

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