BBC Look North is one of the most watched regional news programmes on BBC One serving a diverse audience across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire including Hull which has recently secured the title of UK City of Culture 2017. Our viewers expect the highest standards in all our programmes from breakfast through to lunchtime onto our flagship 1830 and into the late bulletin at 2225. We pride ourselves on high production values and generating stories that really matter to our audience. All our journalists work in a multi-platform way making the best use of new technology to share content across TV, radio and online.
As a Reporter for Look North, you will originate and develop programme stories and then bring those stories to life on air. You will be given time to work on your own investigations and will be expected to deliver agenda setting journalism that can lead our programmes and be picked up by network outlets. Your patch will cover the whole region taking in urban areas likes Hull, Lincoln, Scunthorpe and Grimsby and the many rural communities of East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. For the right story there will be the opportunity to work on Inside Out with our current affairs team.
The Ideal Candidate
You will be an experienced journalist with a track record of delivering exclusive stories that lead programmes and are picked up by other media outlets. You will need to be familiar with conducting investigations into complex stories and have an excellent working knowledge of editorial guidelines and the law. We are looking for an experiencedbroadcast journalist, with first class editorial judgment and great story telling ability.
You should have a thorough understanding of production methods involved in television and the ability to use technical skills as and when required.The ability to film and edit your own material is desirable but not essential as this training will be given. It is essential that you demonstrate a passion for our region and the desire to get stuck into this busy news patch. You should have a thorough knowledge of social, economic and political affairs at a local, regional and national level.