BBC seeks a money and work correspondent in New York

July 9, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

It’s an exciting time to be part of BBC News. We are expanding in North America, our biggest market outside the UK, and we are recruiting a correspondent for our economics and business team.

The BBC is the most trusted news brand in the US.  Our North American operation covers US and Canadian news for domestic and global audiences. In this role, you will be expected to work shifts including some weekends, and will be based in our New York office.

BBC News is committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We expect you to help cultivate that.

Main responsibilities

As a Correspondent, you’ll provide coverage and analysis of North American economics and business news across a range of BBC output. You’ll use a variety of techniques across all channels and platforms in order to deliver stories in ways which are credible, engaging and accessible for our audiences. You’ll analyse key developments, often at short notice and live on air, developing and displaying knowledge of specialist subject areas.  You’ll plan ahead and originate ideas for future content which is appropriate for a global and, at times, UK audience. Other key responsibilities include:

•    Anchor a daily TV business bulletin on the BBC’s global news channel
•    Meet high journalistic standards and fully observe BBC Editorial Guidelines, seeking advice from Editorial Policy when appropriate
•    Provide coverage and analysis of business and economics news in North America, drawing on specific areas of knowledge or the ability to adapt to a range of subject areas
•    Ensure a high level of fast, accurate, fair and engaging journalism
•    Provide well written and well produced packages, reports and items for bulletins, programmes and services provided by BBC News across all media
•    Deliver live and packaged content from the field and in the studio including breaking news and planned events for all outputs including TV, radio and digital
•    Tell stories in the most appropriate way to deliver our journalism to a variety of UK and, when relevant, global audiences
•    Use social media to inform and enhance BBC UK and international news coverage
•    Provide leadership and specialist understanding on editorial matters for the rest of BBC News, as appropriate, influencing the BBC’s UK and Global News agenda
•    Develop a wide range of contacts and contributors across economics and business, where appropriate
•    Keep abreast of and advise editorial and production staff on developments in the economies and business of North America
•    Analyse and place events in context and maintain an overview of complex situations
•    Ensure that BBC’s output reflects the audiences we serve, with a particular attention to diversity
•    At all times carry out duties in accordance with BBC health and safety policy, completing risk assessments

To apply, go here.

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