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Community Content Creator Traineeships

24 July 2023

Grade A, £20,000 – £23,000 per annum, includes pension provision & gym membership

Full time (37 hours per week), fixed term contract 2 years, base location at host organisations in Lewis/Uist


The Posts

This is an exciting opportunity for four enthusiastic creative trainees to join the team at MG ALBA in the role of Community Content Creators. Based within our host organisations, the postholders will gain work experience covering the entire workflow for creative broadcast & multiplatform programmes.

If you have an interest in the multimedia creative sector and are a strong team player, motivated with a willingness to learn and work within the vibrant communities of the Western Isles then we would love to hear from you. You will be fully supported with a comprehensive training plan and personal and professional development over the course of the contract.


Who are we?

MG ALBA and the BBC deliver the Gaelic video service BBC ALBA and, in partnership with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and supported by Bòrd na Gàidhlig, LearnGaelic and SpeakGaelic. We are also responsible for FilmG, which is delivered by a digital media partner on our behalf. We are funded by the Scottish Government and overseen by Ofcom.

Our 22/23 Operational Plan provides information about our aims and outcomes for this year.


Where are we?

We have offices in Stornoway and Glasgow, These posts are based at our host organisations below who are based in Lewis & Uist:

  • Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn
  • Urras an Taighe Mhòir/ Loch Ròg an Ear
  • Taigh Chearsabhagh
  • Ceòlas


Other interesting information about working for MG ALBA

  • Nominated as one of the Best Places to Work in Broadcasting for the past eight years
  • Investors in People (Platinum), We Invest in Wellbeing (Gold) & Investors in Young People (Gold)
  • We offer 31 days annual leave + 6 days public holidays
  • We pay 10% to a pension scheme for you, and add 5% if you match it
  • To encourage healthy lifestyles we offer gym membership
  • We have family-friendly & flexible working practices and offer a cycle to work scheme


Interested? Next Steps

Please refer to the Job Application Pack here

To apply, please submit a covering letter and your CV detailing your skills, knowledge and capabilities, and letting us know why you are interested in being considered for a CCC role, and if possible which organisation interests you the most. We welcome hearing about your competency and experiences from both employed and voluntary roles.

Formal applications should be submitted by 10am Tuesday 8 August 2023 to Claire Macleod, HR Advisor at To apply, please submit your current CV and let us know by letter what motivates and interests you about the role and working for MG ALBA.

Informal enquiries can be made to Claire Macleod at Please get in touch if you would like to arrange a confidential chat about the opportunity.

We will send confirmation of receipt of your application by 10am Monday 28 August 2023.

Interviews will be held on 15 & 16 August 2023 by Teams Meeting calls.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all areas within our immediate and wider communities.