BBC Gàidhlig has provided high quality multi-platform children’s content including the iconic Dè a-nis? series for many years. We deliver a variety of genres on TV, radio and digital content, from music events Belladrum and The Mod to daily topical programmes on Radio nan Gaidheal.
From September 2018 the Gaelic Children’s team will be providing wraparound links and short content segments for the BBC ALBA children’s block between 1700 and 1900 daily. We are looking for a researcher to work as a core part of this team.
As Researcher you will work as part of the BBC Gàidhlig production team who provide a range of content for BBC ALBA, the Alba website and BBC Radio Nan Gàidheal.
This post is based within the newly formed children’s Gaelic production team who will be supplying content to BBC ALBA on a daily basis from September 2018 for their children’s block between 1700 and 1900.
As part of the production team you will identify, research, develop and present strong ideas and stories often to tight deadlines. As part of your research, you will speak to many different people each day and help decide on the stories and ideas worth pursuing. Such research may involve finding and contacting individuals and organisations; finding locations for filming; making a preliminary selection of suitable material.
The Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate will have experience of working with children. You should be able to evaluate research in terms of programme aims and intentions and present findings either verbally or in writing to the Producer.
You will be a fluent Gaelic speaker who has an understanding of the children’s audience and the programme genres they aspire to watch.
You will be able to work as part of a strong and effective team, demonstrate judgement on appropriate referral of issues to more experienced members of the production team. Communication skills, particularly over the phone is key as duties will involve finding and contracting individuals and organisations – and obtaining child licences for contributors.
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Job Title: Researcher, Gaelic
Grade: 5 / Proposed Band B
Location: Pacific Quay, Glasgow
Contract: Six months
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