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Trainee Researcher – BBC Learning (Campaigns)

Are you passionate about collaboration and using your own skills to help ot


Application deadline: March 17th 2019

BBC Learning is proud to lead on the delivery of large scale educational campaigns such as the Micro:bit and Radio 1’s Academy, as well as creating digital content for students and teachers via BBC Bitesize and BBC Teach. They value ambition, collaboration, high performance and risk-taking. Their mission is to transform lives through education.

With their content production spread across various platforms, they are able to offer relevant and valuable experience to a Trainee to support their development into a well-rounded Researcher and allow them to gain further roles within the BBC and the industry after their placement ends.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on two of their most high profile content areas that provide a strong mix of multi platform production experience and collaborative working with other BBC brands.

The trainee would begin the first part of their placement working in the campaigns team. They would have the chance to work on BBC Learning’s ambitious campaigns which include BBC Learning’s Music Campaign, a new primary school music campaign which aims to make every child a musician.

The second part of the year would be spent working with the within the new Bitesize Promos team. Bitesize is BBC Learning’s formal learning website, which helps over 3 million students a week progress their education. The trainee will gain experience in producing captivating promotional content that drives traffic and leads audiences deeper into Bitesize. Their time in the team will allow them to use content management systems to build and publish media-rich content and be mentored and trained in researching suitable photos, infographics and video content as well as editing. They will also have the chance to support the creation of bespoke topical content, helping young people make sense of the world around them and creating a link between Bitesize and real-world events.


  • Multi-programme production
  • Ideas development
  • Digital content creation
  • Talent liaison
  • Digital skills including production for website and social media marketing


  • Passion for / understanding of live television
  • A genuine interest in helping others achieve goals
  • Creative and confident putting own ideas forward
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Basic post production / editing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Salford, Greater Manchester M50 2LH