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Junior Researcher


BBC Studios is the main TV production arm of the BBC. It is a major supplier of high quality content and the source of many of the BBC's most creative and inspiring programmes, as well as producing exciting programmes for other Broadcasters. One of our flagship programmes, the One Show, is looking to hear from junior researchers. The One Show is looking for a talented, creative and reliable junior researcher to work on its topical film team which supplies one or two short films a day which form part of the main programme. You will help with originating, researching and casting those films and assisting in shooting them on location. This is a high profile show constantly in the public eye and we are only looking for the most able candidates. Role Responsibility The topical film team's Junior Researcher works to the Film Team Producer who in turn reports to the Executive Editor and Deputy Editor with responsibilities as follows: Initiating, researching and developing fresh ideas for topical films. Keeping abreast of the news and reading a wide range of newspapers, magazines and other source material. Suggesting original, thought-provoking and if appropriate humorous treatments. Writing clear, concise and accurate briefs for reporters and film-makers. Casting the best contributors who will shine on camera rejecting those who don't meet the highest standards. Fact-checking sometimes at short notice to tight deadlines. Having the confidence to reject narratives and allegations reported elsewhere as a result of research. Adapting to a fast-changing environment. Carrying out thorough research telephone interviews with contributors. Sourcing props and locations for shoots. Negotiating access to locations and securing all permissions. Ensuring all films abide by the BBC's Editorial and Legal guidelines. Assisting on shoots and self- shooting if required. Working with colleagues in relationships in accordance with the BBC's stated values. Are you the right candidate? You must be able to display a good grasp of current affairs and topical news stories with a commitment to rigorous fact-checking and the BBC's Editorial Guidelines and have a thorough knowledge of The One Show and its audience. You will be an ideas person with flair and the confidence to propose and argue for your ideas in the knowledge that only the best will be commissioned. Package Description Band: A Contract type: FTC Location: London 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 (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. 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

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Junior Researcher









Minimum Experience

3+ Credits

Preferred Genre Experience

Not Specified

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