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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.
Social Video Producer
Digital News Editor
Summary of Duties
Working as part of the Forces News team at BFBS you will edit video into likeable, shareable social content to go out across our platforms. You will need a producer’s eye and an editor’s skill.
You will also get the chance to do fast turn around for TV news and once in a while to work on longer form material for our youtube channels.
Turning fantastic raw and cut material into videos for facebook, Insta and twitter.
Working to our Digitial News Editors you will look to tell stories in a simple, effective way.
There will also be the chance to work on some longer form content for our youtube channels.
Reporting to the Digital News Editor you will be working very closely with the rest of the Forces News team and the wider organisation.
Excellent editing skills and experience with Premiere Pro.
Used to taking responsibility for all aspects of a piece of content from tech specs to accuracy of on screen text.
Experience of producing content for FB, Instagram and Twitter.
Experience of working a fast paced environment - Desirable
Good standard of general education
Skills & Aptitudes/ Personal Qualities
A good understanding of current best practice in Social Media video.
Excellent writing skills with a focus on plain English and sharp social storytelling.
Self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced busy environment.
A desire to learn new skills. - Desirable
In-depth understanding of all social media platforms and features.
Social media analytics and insights
Knowledge of the UK Armed Forces, the challenges they and their families face. - Desirable