Technology and defence reporter/producer

Do you want to explain some of the best technology in the world to digital, TV, and radio audiences in the millions?

Do you have the production and people skills to turn complex kit into successful digital video?

Forces News is offering the chance to show off your talent as you explain complex defence tech and stories to a wide and engaged public.

The successful candidate will be able to identify, set up, film and deliver multi-platform content that makes stories relevant to a serving audience and interesting to others.

To get you thinking, you’ll know what makes the F35 a 5th generation fighter jet, and you’ll go away from this advert to look up who has hypersonic missiles and why it matters.

You’ll be bursting with story ideas, treatments and good technical skills. You’ll need experience of editing video to deadlines and an understanding that in a digital first world video content has to engage from the first frame.

We are looking for cross-platform reporters with broadcast news / digital experience, who are as happy producing an instagram story as they are making a piece for TV news.

A journalism qualification is essential, knowledge of the military would be an advantage. This position will be based on a mobile contract meaning UK and foreign travel are likely, while evening and weekend working are possible. Flexibility and a full driving licence are required. There may be a future opportunity and requirement to work overseas. Training will be provided for the use of our specific equipment.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please go to http://jobs.ssvc.com/1688701495 send your CV, with a covering letter indicating your salary expectation and how you meet the above criteria, to opportunities@ssvc.com.

Please ensure that you read our company's privacy policy, 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@ssvc.com.

The closing date is Sunday 7th July 2019.

Interviews will take place the week beginning 15th July 2019 @ Chalfont Grove, Narcot Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks. SL9 8TN.

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.

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