Digital Content Creators

This role is about digital storytelling by creating online media-rich packages including words, pictures, video, audio, live blogs and other interactive online tools and using innovative techniques that grow audiences and engagement.

Researching, reporting and writing content, responsive to data analytics and audience trends.

Using audience data and search criteria to write quality journalism to high editorial standards for website content on topics that reach specific target audiences.

Sourcing and generating stories and video content that will help drive audience growth and reach key target audience communities – both for our forces.net website and our social platforms.

Enhance our online visibility using a range of digital formats, techniques and tools.

Working with broadcast entertainment and news teams, to identify digital opportunities from our daily radio and entertainment output.

Shaping, curating and subbing content created by BFBS teams or developing UGC (and substantiating rights, copyright and accuracy of third-party content).

Sharing digital ideas and collaborating with our teams across the corporation.

To be successful in this position, the right person will have;

A good understanding of online content production, digital publishing including SEO and savvy social media practices.

Will possess up-to-date legal knowledge including IPSO / OFCOM regulations.

Should have a NCTJ-accredited journalism qualification or equivalent professional training.

A self-starter, keen to get involved and roll their sleeves up, reporting and writing skills, be creative, ability to sub-edit and curate written editorial copy.

You will need common sense, excellent interpersonal skills and a can-do attitude. You must be good at juggling several tasks and work autonomously and with integrity.

We would appreciate the following skills; however, they are not essential; Experience in digital journalism/desktop editing software, such as Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro. Audio editing skills in creation of podcasts. Experience of live blogging / live streaming /social media publishing.

In this role, it is desired that you are flexible in your working hours. While you will be based at our HQ in Chalfont St Peter, Bucks. SL9 8TN, you may be required to travel occasionally. You will need to be responsible, have a mature attitude and it would be good to have an interest in the armed forces.

To apply for this role, please email opportunities@bfbs.com with your C.V and a covering letter stating your desired salary, outlining why you believe your skills and experience would fit this role. Could you please also let us know of any holidays or commitments to dates that you have pre-arranged. Lastly, please let us know where you saw this vacancy advertised.

Interviews will be held at Chalfont Grove, Narcot Lane, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire. SL9 8TN.

Please ensure that you read our company's privacy policy https://www.bfbs.com/privacy-policy.html by applying for this role, you are consenting to the company storing your personal data, as per the privacy policy. If you have any questions relating to this, please email your questions to opportunities@bfbs.com

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.

Interviews will be held at Chalfont Grove, Narcot Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks. SL9 8TN.

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: http://jobs.ssvc.com/

Job reference: 

DCCFEB2020

Job description & Essential criteria: 

Closing date: 

19 February 2020