BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Journalism Researcher, (Sports News), BBC Sport


Role Type



Posting Date

May 9, 2022

Role description

Job Introduction
Do you want to work in a team that covers some of the worlds biggest live sporting events?
Do you want to produce content for the BBC Sport website and social media accounts?
Do you want to help tell the stories of underserved audiences?

If the answer to any of the above is yes, we could have the ideal junior role for you to learn about how to produce our live coverage, written journalism, social media and digital video.

From the World Cup to the Olympics, whether its Premier League football, Six Nations rugby, international cricket or the top tennis tournaments, BBC Sport is at the heart of the worlds major sporting events. Our teams help make sure that every day our audiences are served with all the top stories and analysis, as well as providing world class coverage of the events themselves.
BBC Sport is looking for ambitious and creative journalism researchers to join our team.
We want BBC Sports 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.
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.

Role Responsibility
Main Responsibilities
Responsibilities would include all or some of the following:

Being part of a team that supports our content makers, across all BBC Sport News platforms, including TV, Radio and Online. There will be plenty of scope for you to learn about all aspects of digital production.

Having the opportunity to work across different areas of BBC Sport including news, live text, short form video, social media, live streaming and sport+ (sport entertainment aimed at 16-34 year olds).
Helping with the technical basics for our industry-leading coverage, giving you a solid grounding for your career.
Assisting our teams to make our coverage of events like the World Cup, Womens Euros and the Commonwealth Games are even more engaging through creative storytelling on a variety of platforms.
Being part of a team that produces vibrant content in a live, pressurised environment, from online live texts and breaking news to live streaming.
Assisting with the production of digital video content and bespoke material that speaks to a range of audiences.
Help support the teams that produce captivating content for all of BBC Sports social media channels
Being receptive to feedback and good at building positive working relationships with peers

The Ideal Candidate
We would love to hear from you if you have experience in some or all of the following:

We would like you to have already gained experience of working in the media
Sound editorial judgement and a passion for sport.
Keen to work across all areas of Sport News, including TV, Radio and Online.
Mindset is important: we want enthusiasm, ideas and creativity coupled with good communication and organisational skills in order to carry out more functional duties.
A passion for the stories that are generated by sport, not only by the stars but underserved members of society.
Some experience of working in a live environment, either for broadcast or digital.
An understanding of how to optimise storytelling for under 34s and the creation of content that speaks to this audience.
An understanding of social media and how it can be used to promote BBC Sports content.
Some knowledge of video production techniques
Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.
Demonstrate a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understand how individual differences can benefit the workplace and output.

Package Description
Band: BContract type:1 x FTC/Attachment 07/05/2022 - 07/08/2022 and 2 x ContinuingLocation:Office base Mediacity when required, home working to be discussed
Were 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 18thMarch until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to
Maer sefyllfa gydar coronafeirws yn datblygun gyflym, ac maer BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihaur risg, dim ond y bobl syn hanfodol in hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladaur BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fedMawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i

About the Company
We dont 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 youve 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 thats 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.
To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please clickhere

Closing:10 May, 2022

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