Business Analyst

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
23 Jun 2021
29 Jun 2021
Job role
Business analyst, CFO
Job Introduction

Now is a great time to join the BBC News & Weather digital teams. Over the last four years, we have doubled the reach of the News site and apps in both the UK and globally. On an average week, 60% of visitors to BBC online come to News & Weather in the UK, rising to 75% internationally; when big stories hit, we regularly now exceed 100m weekly users. While we're a big product, we're still one-size-fits-all, and over the next two years we must make the leap to a modern, personalised digital service that works for all. We're doubling the size of the product and engineering teams by hiring over 100 new roles to support our ambition of creating a truly universal personal news service.

Role Responsibility

Business Analysts in BBC News support and enable continuous delivery through collaboration, strong communication and a structured approach to simplifying problems.

Reporting to the Executive Product Manager as part of the BBC News & Weather Apps team, you'll be at the forefront of transforming the way our audiences find news content on their phones, and delivering value to a more diverse audience more often.

You'll have a good technical understanding and great communication skills that will be put to use working in an established, cross-functional, agile development team, directly delivering software. You'll also work with other teams upstream of the app ecosystem, who contribute to how users experience the BBC News app.

As a business analyst in the News & Weather Apps team, you will:
  • Translate the product vision and objectives into clearly defined development tasks, and fine tune requirements with developers, designers, UX, testers and our editorial team so they're clear, accurate, actionable and measurable.
  • Identify and validate user acceptance criteria, working from business requirements, solution design and test strategy, to collaborate with the wider development and test teams and agree the final acceptance criteria.
  • Define, organise and prioritise user stories and acceptance criteria, closely tracking any issues as they arise.
  • Engage with business teams and elicit requirements using the most appropriate method, running workshops, hosting interviews or observing existing workflows where necessary.
  • You will play a key role in helping the team deliver value quickly, mitigate risk and hit quarterly objectives by identifying priorities and planning & managing workload.
  • You will work with technical and non-technical teams across News and the wider Digital Products Group, facilitating idea generation, sharing knowledge and building strong working relationships around a shared set of objectives.

The Ideal Candidate
  • Experience of agile BA techniques, defining user stories, writing acceptance criteria, analysing audience and system data, and running requirements workshops.
  • Experience of working in a digital product team and able to work with Product and Delivery Managers to help create estimates for tasks and help plan out the order and sequence of work.
  • Collaborative attitude and experience of helping multi-disciplinary teams to deliver user-focused digital products and services, using Agile methodology.
  • Comfortable working with both technical and non-technical stakeholders to gather product requirements, and running discovery sessions with a range of teams and stakeholders.
  • A structured and thorough approach, and the ability to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts and be able to explore them systematically.
  • Experience of working with data to gather, analyse and report on product performance and inform decision making.
  • A self-starter with strong planning and organisational skills, able to juggle multiple priorities and take the appropriate course of action.

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: 4 Month Fixed Term Contract / Attachment
Location: London

We're happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application . There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.
  • Excellent career progression - the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities - our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18 th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

Mae'r sefyllfa gyda'r coronafeirws yn datblygu'n gyflym, ac mae'r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau'r risg, dim ond y bobl sy'n hanfodol i'n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau'r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18 fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i

About the Company

We don't focus simply on what we do - we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you've read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC - whether that's to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

Attached documents
  • Job Description
  • BBC Values

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