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BBC LAUNCHES MEDIACITYUK JOBS
 

Star date: 13th February 2010 

From MARY BURNS PAGE…

BBC LAUNCHES NEW JOBS WEBSITE…IN TEESSIDE

The BBC launched its new jobs website for Salford MediaCityUK yesterday at its Connect and Create Conference at Teesside University to an audience of "academics and students"…

You might have thought that the least they could have done was launch the site in Salford – hope this isn't a sign of things to come…

Full story here…


Yesterday, BBC Director General, Mark Thompson, launched a new website where people can register their interest in jobs as part of the BBC's move to the North.

"Future producers of Match of the Day, editors on BBC Radio 5 Live or even Blue Peter presenters could be in this room" he said. Except that the room was somewhere in the middle of Teesside University in the North East.

Perhaps he could have added… `And the future canteen workers, car park attendants and security staff are further down the A1, sat in Salford not able to access our ace media jobs website 'cos two thirds of them don't have the internet, so they'll have to go to the Job Centre and find the crap jobs there…'

Meanwhile, the BBC Press Release, which carried the great jobs news nationwide, is still pushing the myth that "as anchor tenant of MediaCityUK in Salford BBC North will help to create over 15,000 jobs"…

Will they please stop this – no-one has said that MediaCityUK will create "over 15,000 jobs". All that's going to happen is that if every single inch of MediaCityUK (of which the BBC is only a portion) is filled (Look! There's a flying elephant!) there will be "15,000 job opportunities" which includes companies re-locating and bringing their own staff etc.

As it stands there's no-one at MediaCityUK, bar the BBC, the University of Salford and a shop, plus all the NWDA-backed stuff that's using loads of public money to fill the gaping holes and expensive leases in Peel Media's private enterprise so it doesn't look like a disaster when it opens next year…

For those with the internet the BBC jobs website is at www.bbc.co.uk/jobs/north

Gareth L wrote
at 9:49:36 AM on Thursday, December 8, 2011
What skills are those then, I've been told by many that can write (published), take photos (have been published), edit video and have lots of qualifications, work in marketing(writing). But I've never been invited for an interview. I live in Salford by the way.
 
caroline wrote
at 5:29:59 AM on Thursday, December 8, 2011
Hi..Salford monkey ...send me some info of the jobs ...to salford Star and they will pass it on... ...
 
Salford Monkey wrote
at 9:48:48 AM on Wednesday, December 7, 2011
How many people from Salford applied for jobs at the BBC? There are still jobs being advertised online, just as there have been for the last year. I live in Salford, and I know at least 5 colleagues who also live in Salford. The jobs are there if people want to apply for them (and they have the right skills of course).
 
caroline wrote
at 3:51:20 PM on Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Where all the jobs..I agree..My home is in Salford but i cannot live there..Bindloss..My son would love a job to..BBC ...Has just given up a job at all saints m/c.Due to getting up at 7 morning and working till the next morning....over and over..So he almost destroyed his health,,Still he went back...Fineley he has said.. no more...At this moment he is not to good but is trying to find a job.He is hard working and i am proud of him....But does that matter?
 
Won't get fooled again wrote
at 11:04:51 PM on Monday, December 5, 2011
Could anybody from Salford who got a job at the BBC please let us know . I am of the opinion that NOBODY from Salford found employment at the BBC , apart from a few cleaners . I very much doubt the BBC employs Salfordians , despite all the hype .
 
Jo Bless wrote
at 3:14:07 AM on Monday, December 5, 2011
WHERE ARE THE ' JOBS FOR SALFORD ' THEN ?
 
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