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At BBC News, we aim to help people understand the world around them, make informed choices, and take an active part in society and democracy. As we expand our footprint to meet the increasing demand for our style of quality and impartial journalism in North America, we are seeking motivated, passionate, high performing individuals across a variety of skill sets to join our global team. Our primary locations are New York, Washington DC, and London, though as a distributed workforce we are open to applicants in any location where the BBC has a commercial presence.

Join us and be an essential part of the world’s most trusted news-gathering organization.

BBC StoryWorks is the commercial content studio of BBC Global News. We build on the BBC’s award-winning expertise in creating compelling film and video, thought-provoking written journalism, and innovative digital content, and our instinctive ability to seek out stories that capture audiences’ attention and inspire people across the globe.

Our team works with commercial partners to create engaging and compelling content campaigns designed with the BBC's desirable American and global audience in mind. Our custom content solutions amplify advertisers’ key messaging strategies while aligning with passion-driven BBC.com News and Features brands including BBC Worklife, BBC Culture, BBC Future, BBC Travel, BBC Sport, and Top Gear. In addition, we enable sponsorships of our world-class editorial output, creating an alignment for our partners with the BBC’s trusted editorial voice.

We’re looking for creative minds to join the team and develop fresh ideas for smart, innovative content and experiences that will resonate with BBC audiences and help our partners achieve their messaging objectives.

The Content Strategist for BBC StoryWorks Americas will collaborate across BBC Global News Ltd.’s editorial, sales, and product development teams to create unique, multi-platform content programs aligning with all BBC.com brands, for clients across the US, Canada, and Latin America. The ideal candidate has a strong editorial mindset and passion for uncovering innovative digital storytelling products and platforms

Principal Accountabilities

  • Develop new ideas for custom content programs that will bring in new commercial partners as well as drive repeat business for BBC Global News Ltd.
  • Craft content strategy briefs and pitch decks designed to clearly articulate the creative vision of our content programs to partners, both in response to RFPs and as proactive pitches.
  • Strategize with BBC News editorial teams to build out new sponsorship opportunities for advertising partners.
  • Partner with Project Management team to develop scalable program plans, budgets, and schedules that will maximize the success of new content ideas.
  • Conduct strategic analysis of the competitive digital media landscape and leverage learnings to further differentiate BBC StoryWorks offerings in the Americas.

Relationships

  • Collaborate with the global research team to inform our content strategy approach and ensure our programs deliver on the KPIs that matter most to our partners.
  • Collaborate with BBC StoryWorks global counterparts (including London, Singapore, and Australia) to share best practices and key learnings from content campaigns delivered around the world.

The Ideal Candidate

Are you the right fit?

As a global business, diversity, equity, and inclusion among team members are essential to our success. We, therefore, encourage highly skilled candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups to submit their applications, even if they don’t check absolutely every box on our list of desired work experience. 

Knowledge & Skills

  • A strong understanding of the following:
  • Digital media landscape
  • Innovative digital storytelling products and platforms (AR, VR, Voice UI, etc.)
  • Social media distribution tactics
  • An ability to write quickly in a high-pressure environment

Professional Experience

  • 2 to 4+ years in the workforce. Experience at a digital publisher or branded content is a plus
  • Experience and/or educational focus in marketing, brand strategy, creative writing/English, or journalism a plus 

Behaviors

  • A great sense of humor, self-motivation, and the ability to both collaborate with a team and work independently

Perks

  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • 100% Employer-Paid Medical and Dental Insurance (PPO plans)
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Flexible, Hybrid Working Arrangements
  • Work/life balance
  • Free Retirement Consulting to All Employees
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Free Peloton App Membership
  • Gym Reimbursement
  • Bagel Mondays, Thirsty Thursdays, and more!

COVID Vaccination Disclosure: BBC Studios is committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, contractors, and guests. We follow federal, state, and local guidelines regarding vaccination and testing requirements across our office locations.  

Our New York office requires all staff, contractors, and guests to be fully vaccinated and to submit proof of vaccination.  

For other locations, a negative COVID-19 test may be submitted weekly if an individual is not fully vaccinated.  

Please note that most roles require an in-office presence of two days a week as part of our hybrid/flexible working arrangement. 

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