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Researcher

Manchester

Job Introduction From the World Cup to the Olympics, 6 Nations and Wimbledon, BBC Sport is at the heart of the world's major sporting events. Throw in our flagship shows such as Match of the Day and Sports Personality of the Year and we truly have a portfolio to shout about. Role Responsibility As the football Researcher, the successful candidate will support the BBC Football team in the week-to-week planning and research of football output. This would include both football magazine programmes (Football Focus + MOTDx), our live FA Cup output, major tournaments alongside our digital football content. They will generate ideas, stories and contribute to the creative treatment on an item or programme across platforms. They will play an important role in booking guests (football and non-football) and arranging features with Premier League, Football League and WSL clubs. The role will also require taking on multi-platform responsibility to ensure information about our football content is easily available to all platforms. The Ideal Candidate You have a proven track record of generating ideas, new treatments + stories for the digital/linear space specifically targeting an audience under 35 and an awareness of the digital landscape, content and contributors/guests/talent. You will have experience in football research in television, radio, print journalism or interactive and the ability to identify key ideas, debates and issues within the field. You will have a proven track record of contributing ideas and locating relevant sources of information, contributors and guests using initiative, perseverance and persuasion. DV camera skills would be an advantage as the successful candidate may be expected to shoot material for Football Focus and the BBC Sport website. This is not an entry level role, we're looking for candidates with experience within the area, please review the criteria for the role before applying. We want BBC Sport's output to reflect and understand the audiences we serve - for example, the different geographical regions of the UK and the experience of people from underrepresented groups (eg people from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds, people with lived experience of disability, individuals within the LGBTQ+ community and those from lower socio economic groups). We are therefore actively seeking individuals with skills or experience that can help contribute towards ensuring we maximise the diversity of our coverage and content. Package Description Band: B Contract type: 1 x Continuing and 1 x FTC Attachment to 31st May 2022 Location: Office base Mediacity when required, home working to be discussed 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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/ Mae'r sefyllfa gyda'r coronafeirws yn datblygu'n gyflym, ac mae'r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau'r risg, dim ond y bobl sy'n hanfodol i'n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau'r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/ About the Company 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. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.



Date Approved

12/04/21

Deadline For Applications

14/04/21

Job Title

Researcher

Location

Manchester

Salary/Rate

TBC

Duration

Permanent

Industry

Animation

Minimum Experience

Not Specified

Preferred Genre Experience

Sport
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