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BBC announces 200 digital jobs at Media City

Manchester Evening News logo Manchester Evening News 06/07/2017 Charlotte Dobson

BBC bosses have announced 200 new digital jobs at the corporation’s Salford Quays base.

The national broadcaster is on the hunt for new talent to work on some of its major digital services, including BBC Sport as well as children’s, education, and its web homepage.

The move is part of a major expansion of the BBC’s roles in Salford, making it one of the largest tech employers in the north.

MediaCityUK is already home to BBC, ITV, the University of Salford and a wealth of small and independent firms.

The 200 new jobs will include engineers, product and project managers and UX designers.

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Chief technology and product officer Matthew Postgate said: “The BBC has a huge history of innovation - from colour TV to Ceefax, from BBC iPlayer to delivering world class live events online.

“Our team in Salford has already delivered audiences an award winning digital sport service, cutting edge innovation through our Research & Development teams and world-leading apps and digital services.

“We’re now going to reinvent the BBC for a new generation and we want the best team in Salford to help us get there. ”

BBC North opened in Salford Quays in 2011 and now employs 3,000 staff.

The roles will see staff working with content teams to design, create and test new technology, as well as helping build new apps, games and websites.

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Alice Webb, director of BBC Children’s and BBC North, said: “We have enjoyed strong growth since we opened here six years ago and we now produce around 35,000 hours of BBC content from Salford per year.

“Our digital teams have been absolutely central to driving the advances needed to deliver the highest quality user experience to our audiences.

“Here in Salford we will continue to lead the market by developing and delivering the highest quality, personalised experience of BBC services to audiences, and we need the brightest and best digital professionals to drive this forward.”

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A £1bn plan to double to size of MediaCityUK was approved last year. Some 250 businesses employing 7,000 people already operate at the site.

Up to 10 new office, housing and studio blocks are set to be created at the Quays, with 1,400 new plush flats and hundreds more jobs.

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