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Broadcast Journalist, Radio News Bulletins & Programmes x 3 - BBC Scotland

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC Scotland is seeking 3 Broadcast Journalists to join the Radio News team. 

BBC Scotland’s News and Current Affairs department delivers high quality journalism on Radio, TV, Online and Social to audiences across Scotland and beyond. 

We strive to lead the editorial agenda in Scotland, with breaking news stories at the heart of our journalism.  We aim to provide high quality analysis and deliver accurate and balanced reporting.  

Role Responsibility

Working against constant deadlines and using strong editorial judgement, you’ll be responsible for sourcing, writing, editing and broadcasting live hourly bulletins, as well as identifying stories, guests and treatments that fulfil the editorial remit of the programmes.

You should have first class news and editorial judgement, knowledge of the Scottish news agenda and you will make best use of social media.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A recognised journalistic qualification or practical experience in journalism.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Good broadcasting voice.
  • First class news judgement.
  • A flexible approach to work, which includes early and late shifts and weekend working.
  • Ability to work accurately and to tight deadlines.
  • Good Social media skills.
  • The ability to work co-operatively as part of a small team.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Scottish news agenda.

Package Description

Grade: 57D

Base: Glasgow

2 x continuing contracts & 1 x 6 month FTC/Attachments

Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for ambitious individuals to seek new challenges.

Unrivalled Training and Development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.

An opportunity to be a part of BBC Scotland’s News and Current Affairs department delivering high quality journalism on Radio, TV, Online and Social to audiences across Scotland and beyond, striving to lead the editorial agenda in Scotland, with breaking news stories at the heart of our journalism.

Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week, 25 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, childcare voucher scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

Please ensure you have your line manager's approval to apply for an attachment.

Job share and part-time working applications are welcome for this role.  Please include details of the proposed arrangement in your application.

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 very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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