A full-time journalism job at BFBS in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, UK
Posted 30 January 2020, 6.45am est

Forces News (Part of BFBS) is hiring producers for their truly multi-platform news team. This is a chance to make content for an audience of millions across Forces TV, BFBS radio, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and other platforms. Plus, you can do all of this and thrive in a nimble organisation where talent is rewarded fast.

Producers that have started with us recently have already travelled to Estonia, Portugal, the Canaries, Germany and Gibraltar. Those are just some of the 30 countries we’ve visited that also include New Zealand, Australia and the US.

That’s the opportunity but what do we want from you?

You’ll be able to: Tell us where you find your news and why? What you like and dislike about what we do? Explain what the most interesting military stories of the day are and how we can take them on across all our platforms. Plus be keen to go jargon busting in the military world. Show us a few things you’ve edited/written and why you’re proud of them. Tell us what you do and don’t like about our content across all our platforms. Bring ideas for coverage of our stories across social media platforms.

You’ll need to have: A BJTC/NCTJ qualification or appropriate experience. Strong writing skills. A positive attitude and self-starter mindset A creative eye with great attention to detail A strong engagement with social media. An understanding of analytics and SEO would be helpful to us.

Who are we? Forces News is part of BFBS, the only editorially independent source of multimedia news about the British Armed Forces. Our reporters in the UK and overseas bring you the latest news, comment and in-depth stories from operations and exercises. We’ve got a friendly, ambitious team. We support flexible working and try to empower people.

About BFBS BFBS is a military charity and media organisation with a mission to inform, entertain, connect and champion the UK serving military, their families and veterans. We have been keeping the serving military connected and in touch for over 75 years, building morale and offering those serving overseas a valuable connection to life back home. We help them feel happier, know what’s going on around the world, share experiences and build communities. Today, our TV, radio and digital platforms offer entertainment, news, sport and information services to the Armed Forces, their families, veterans and anyone interested in the military. In recent years, building on our in-depth knowledge of the military and our digital, media and technological innovation expertise, we have also developed value-for-money commercial services for the military and other government clients. These include digital and creative services, a training and development academy, and pioneering technical media and communication solutions that work even in the most extreme environments. Why work for us?

BFBS is an exciting and rewarding place to work. We are committed to looking after our people, helping them to develop their skills and build successful careers. So, whether your background is military, media, digital, broadcast – or perhaps something else – if you want to work with talented and passionate colleagues to help us in our mission to entertain, inform, connect and champion the UK Armed Forces, please take a look at our current vacancies. We thank you for your interest and application. We can’t guarantee being able to respond to all applicants, therefore, if we do not contact you within 10 working days of the closing date, you have been unsuccessful. Please look out for other opportunities on our website

This job closed on 16 February, 2020 so we’re afraid you can no longer apply for this role.
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