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BFBS is a charity and media organisation with a mission to entertain, inform, connect and champion the UK armed forces, their families and veterans.
We strive to be a diverse and inclusive employer, welcoming open-minded, talented and creative people from all kinds of backgrounds, and with different preferences and experiences. What we all have in common is a commitment to trust, quality, innovation and going the extra mile to achieve our mission. It’s a great place to work, with a unique mix of a charity, broadcast and digital creative environment.
As an organisation, we have lived and worked with the military community for over 75 years, and we are incredibly proud of our roots.
Our radio, TV and digital channels boost the morale of the armed forces serving overseas – and their families – keeping them connected with home, while our agile distribution solutions are tailored to each local environment and infrastructure, providing media services wherever the armed forces are overseas.
Across a growing number of platforms, our captivating military storytelling is popular with both the armed forces community and curious civilians. And our creative, training and events services offer award-winning expertise and skills to defence and government.
We are an equal opportunities employer who actively encourages people from all cultural backgrounds and with disabilities to apply.
Digital News Editor
Summary of Duties
Working as part of the Forces News team at BFBS you will turn around clean copy quickly for articles. use SEO to make headlines sing, be happy making decisions based on data tools, and know how to enrich articles.
The role will also involve some CMS page editing and photo editing.
Writing clean and ready to publish articles with correctly sourced images.
Ensuring articles are enriched and honed for SEO.
Some CMS page management.
Reporting to the Digital News Editor you will be working very closely with the rest of the Forces News team and the wider organisation.
News and feature writing experience.
Significant use and understanding of SEO.
Understanding of how to enrich content.
Used to taking responsibility for content.
Experience of working a fast paced environment. - desirable
Good standard of general education
Skills & Aptitudes/ Personal Qualities
Excellent writing skills with a focus on plain English and sharp storytelling.
A good understanding of current best practice in digital writing.
Self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced busy environment.
A desire to learn new skills. - desirable
In-depth understanding of how to use SEO and other data to ensure articles succeed in a digital environment.
Social media analytics and insights
Knowledge of the UK Armed Forces, the issues affecting them and their deployments. - desirable