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BBC Broadcast Journalist Interview Questions

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Broadcast Journalist Interview

Anonymous Employee in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at BBC (Cardiff, Wales (UK)).

Interview

Online application followed by a two person panel interview. Once I was accepted for interview I was offered a choice of time slots over two days (presumably on a first come first serve basis). I had about a weeks warning. It was quite formal, but friendly. It was entirely question based, with a lot of hypotheticals.

Interview Questions

  • Based on your knowledge of this role, and the job description, how do you think your skills make you the right person for the job?   Answer Question
  • Euros 2016 is going to be a massive event this year. How do you suggest we cover it in an interesting way?   Answer Question
  • If someone tweeted that {insert famous politician} had been involved in a car crash and it was just you and a producer in the newsroom, what would you do?   Answer Question
  • What did you think of our coverage of the {insert election}? What worked and what didn't work? What could we have done better?   Answer Question
  • If the Queen was visiting {insert place} and you had been sent to cover it, what would you do if security told you you weren't on the list and couldn't be allowed access?   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for BBC

  1. Helpful (11)  

    Broadcast Journalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BBC.

    Interview

    They've massively simplified this process recently. Cv and straightforward application questions on website. 40-minute competency-based interview + news test - compose a running order from a series of press releases.

    Interview Questions

    • What have you done to prepare?   1 Answer
    • What was your most creative idea in the last 6 months?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a stressful situation at work. How did you deal with it?   Answer Question
    • When have you had to use your persuasive powers to get a guest on air?   Answer Question
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    Broadcast Journalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at BBC (London, England (UK)) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Very long from application to interview to offer. Very typical of the BBC

    Interview Questions

    • Have you worked for a broadcaster before?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer elsewhere

  3. Helpful (10)  

    Broadcast Journalist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at BBC.

    Interview

    Interviewed through board of four people, all newsroom people. Have done a few of these. Worth having a how to deal with a difficult person answer up your sleeve. Also had to do a practical journalism test - some story ideas. Also had prepared a couple of story ideas in advance of the interview which I was asked - and am asked every time I do one of these.

    Interview Questions

    • Give us an example when ..... also the general knowledge quiz   Answer Question
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    Broadcast Journalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at BBC (New Delhi (India)) in March 2013.

    Interview

    had a phone interview

    Interview Questions

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    Broadcast Journalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BBC (London, England (UK)) in July 2010.

    Interview

    This was for a Senior Management position. BBC interviews, or ' boards' as they are called are notoriously tough. Always panel interviews where they are designed to trip you up. A lot of the vacancies they have they already know who they want for the job but have to go through the process of interviewing others. So it can be a waste of time but its always worth going to them for the experience. BBC even have an in house service on how to board well.

    Interview Questions

    • Justify the existence of part x of BBC. Why do we need it?   Answer Question
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    Broadcast Journalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at BBC (London, England (UK)) in June 2009.

    Interview

    Applied through internal system and got through interview after applying online and then went for panel interview

    Interview Questions

    • How would you react in this case- of high pressure and legal question   Answer Question
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