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Senior Journalists (Sub-Editors), Freelance Talent Pool @ BBC Sport


 

BBC Sport online is at the heart of the world’s major sporting events, whether it be the World Cup, Olympics, Premier League, Six Nations, international cricket, Wimbledon or The Open. Every day our teams deliver breaking sports stories of the highest quality as well as providing world-class live coverage of the events themselves.

Production desk sub editors are the gatekeepers of that content, ensuring it is fair, accurate and engaging to our audience while upholding the BBC’s core values and standards.

 

Contract type: Freelance

Location: Media City, Salford, United Kingdom

Salary: Competitive

 

Role Responsibility

Sub editors on the production desk, also known as Senior Broadcast Journalists (SBJs), are expected to do the following:

  • Sub content, whether it be text, video, data or live sport and manage indexes, including the BBC Sport front page
  • Work quickly and effectively in a breaking news environment
  • Use data analytics to ensure the website showcases its array and depth of content to attract a new, diverse audience
  • Make editorial decisions quickly and confidently with the ability to respond calmly and positively to changing events and circumstances
  • Deputise for editors, manage journalists on duty and take an editorial lead
  • Ensure all published content is of the highest journalistic standards; it is accurate, fair and impartial and adheres to the BBC’s editorial guidelines.
  • Work as part of a team and liaise effectively with other areas of BBC Sport.
  • Work variable shift patterns and weekends

Are you the right candidate?

We need experienced freelance journalists, particularly those who have worked as sub editors in the newspaper industry or online, to comply and manage our large portfolio of content to the highest editorial and legal standards.

A consistency of approach, thorough knowledge of platforms and understanding of on-demand media is vital, as well as being able to work under pressure.

Proven editorial judgement and flair in a newsroom – where pictures, graphics, social media, video and stats are just as important as the written word – should be married with considerable experience in journalism, preferably at a national level.

 

Deadline for applications on this role is 31st July 2018.

For more information on this role and to apply, please click here.

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