BBC London is one of the most watched TV news programmes in the UK, with audiences for our flagship 6.30pm programme regularly topping a million. There is always a busy news agenda for the programme, as you would expect in the largest and most vibrant city in Europe. We produce an hour’s news every weekday, spread over ten bulletins. The programmes are about to move to a new gallery and studio within New Broadcasting House, the home of BBC News in the capital.
We are seeking to appoint a Broadcast Assistant with a wide range of skills to help us produce our output. This will involve three key roles:
Programme Assistant. Working in the gallery providing second by second timings for the programme to the producer, director, presenter and reporters.
- Aptitude for a live broadcasting environment
- Calmness under pressure
Assignments co-ordinator. Working with the News Organiser to deploy reporters, crews, satellite trucks.
- Being highly organised and having a good command of logistics.
- An ability to work independently
- Good interpersonal skills
Multi-media co-ordinator. Some shifts will involve working on our multi-media hub, ingesting video material onto the Jupiter server, organising line booking for lives and pre-recorded material.
- All of the above plus an ability or aptitude for understanding video, storage and editing systems.
- Good IT skills
The Ideal Candidate
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