Content Assistant

  • BBC Sport
  • Belfast, UK
  • 21 Jun, 2022
Full time Broadcast Journalism/Content Media

Job Description

BBC Northern Ireland Content Production is a busy department, making content for local and network Radio, TV and Online services.

As a creative and collaborative team, we produce a wide range of quality and distinct content for a diverse range of audiences.

Also committed to developing production talent, we are looking for go-getters, taking their first steps into the media. Four entry level positions are available, one in each our of productions units.  The Content Assistants will be central to productions; particularly in bringing fresh perspectives, content ideas and output for younger audiences.

The production unit wish to hire a content assistant who will be based within Sport NI (Belfast based) and will work on: 

  • TV, Radio & Online sports coverage including Football, GAA and Rugby
  • Sports news on Radio, TV and Online
  • Digital content for the website and social media channels
  • Radio programmes and audio content for BBC Sounds

Role Responsibility

  • Content Assistants play a vital role in the research, production and delivery of content across TV, Radio, Online and Social – perhaps all four at once!  This will include technical, editorial and administrative duties.
  • Generating and developing great ideas will be a big part of your task, ensuring a constant flow of fresh and innovative reports, features or content.
  • You will support productions in the office, in studio and out on location. Hands on work will include filming and audio recording, editing and live production in studios or at Outside Broadcasts.  Alongside, working with colleagues you deal with programme contributors and members of the public for a number of productions – you will act as an ambassador for BBC NI.
  • We will support and guide you through all new experiences and tasks. 

Are you the right candidate?

You will be motivated and enthused by the opportunity to take your first steps into the broadcasting industry, working across TV, Radio and Online

Passionate about our output you’ll be bursting to research and be part of production on the genres you love. 

With natural communication skills, you will be good at building relationships with colleagues and contributors.  Coming up with ideas and being at the heart of creative development in order to bring fresh and innovative content, particularly to our younger audiences, will be an exciting prospect for you.

And you’ll have a positive and proactive approach to learning, or building upon editorial, production, IT and technical skills. 

Package Description

Band: B

Contract type: 12 month fixed term contract/attachment

Location: Belfast, Broadcasting House

Application process: You will be asked to fill in a diversity questionnaire which is confidential and not seen by the hiring manager. You will then be asked to:

  • upload your CV
  • complete an eligibility questionnaire
  • answer questions specific to the role


Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.

  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

We value the benefit diversity and inclusion brings and we welcome information on any reasonable adjustment we can make to ensure you can fully participate. For example, this may be extra time for a meeting or interview, information in different format or a venue which has wheelchair access. Please contact the resourcing team and one of our recruiters will be in touch to discuss how we can help.


About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

Closing: 27 Jun 2022