School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences


25 Sep 2018

BBC World Service looking for new women experts to contribute to breaking news

The BBC Academy, in conjunction with BBC World Service English, is holding a free media familiarisation day for women with particular expertise who are interested in appearing on video, radio and online as contributors for BBC World Service English programmes.

The full-day event is taking place at BBC New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA on Thursday 22 November 2018. 

We are looking for women with the following areas of expertise:

  • Global business
  • Global development
  • Global economy and trade
  • Global health
  • Global migration and demographics
  • Global science, technology and innovation
  • Global sport
  • Global security
  • Global youth - trends and issues
  • International relations and diplomacy

Applicants will need to provide information about their field of expertise, including a short film of themselves describe their specialisms.

Successful candidates will be chosen based on:

  • Passion for their chosen subject
  • Communication skills
  • A unique selling point as an expert
  • Potential as on-air talent
  • Relevance and audience awareness

The deadline for applications is Sunday, October 14.

Applicants will need to send a link to the film and a CV by email, as well as personal details and answers to specific questions.

Contact in the University press office with any queries.

Full details of the scheme can be found on the BBC Academy website here.