BFBS, Deputy News Editor

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Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks.
17 May 2021
17 Jun 2021
Broadcast, Charity
Broadcast Editor
Job Type
Full Time

Deputy News Editor

Forces News/BFBS is looking for someone with experience on a busy news desk AND of using data in editorial decision making.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a truly multimedia newsroom delivering Digital, Radio and TV content to the Armed Forces Community and telling their story to the wider public. 

The team at Forces News produces content for 24/7 Radio bulletins, digital and social platforms, and a daily half hour TV programme.

Your job will be to support the busy news desk and on occasion stand in as News Editor.

You'll be able to deploy staff with confidence on a breaking story, have good editorial judgement and be comfortable risk assessing situations. 

You will be experienced in using analytics to inform your work. We need someone who is confident in using data to gain insight into story selection and treatment.  Using analytics, you will be happy to come up with ideas for the direction of our coverage and how we can maximise our multi-platform audiences.

The ideal candidate will be a journalist who is as comfortable commissioning content for Instagram as they are checking a legal query from a reporter in court.

Your job will be to ensure that we make the best use of our journalism for every platform.

You will need to be up to date with current affairs and the stories that dominate Defence.

We're looking for the following skills and experience:

Experience of working in a busy newsroom

Good editorial judgment and legal knowledge 

Data literacy: experience in understanding and using data to inform day to day work

Confidence juggling multiple stories at once

Good diplomacy skills and experience of building and maintaining relationships

Good negotiating skills

Enthusiasm and creativity

The ability to risk assess a situation before deploying crews 

Some experience of leading a team is preferred but not essential 

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