BBC announces 200 new jobs at Media City

The BBC has announced they are hiring more than 200 people to work on digital projects in Salford.

Staff will work across several departments including BBC Sport, Children’s, Education and live events.

The new jobs will include roles for engineers, product and project managers and user experience designers.

The drive in recruitment is part of BBC’s plan to reinvent itself for a new generation

This expansion in personnel will see the BBC become one of the largest tech employers in the north.

Matthew Postage, chief technology and product officer, 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  and 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.”

There are also plans in place to double its software engineering graduate programme at Salford University.

BBC North began operating six years ago at Media City and now employs around 3,000 people.

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