Presenter, BBC Look North
Look North provides BBC News for Yorkshire. 2.5 million people tune in each week; our flagship 6.30 programme on BBC1 is the most-watched news programme in Yorkshire. We broadcast to some of Britain’s biggest and most diverse cities- Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford- but also report from some of its most beautiful countryside. Our team has won awards from the Royal Television Society and others for our original journalism and news coverage. Whenever our communities are affected by a big story our presenters are with them at the heart of it –presenting from the scene.
We’re looking for a news presenter to work alongside Harry Gration and Paul Hudson, two of the best known broadcasters in Yorkshire. You’ll present our 6.30 pm programme five days a week and our 1025 pm bulletin twice a week. You’ll set the tone for the audience who are not backwards in coming forwards – they tell us what they think and value presenters who are authoritative and credible.
The Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will be an experienced journalist and accomplished and engaging news presenter. Previous experience of ‘double-headed’ presentation would be an advantage. You’ll need good editorial judgement and you’ll frequently be expected to conduct live or recorded interviews with guests in the studio or ‘down the line’, sometimes at short notice.
You will have a passion for Yorkshire, a good knowledge of the Look North audience and have a good idea what matters to them. Audience research suggests viewers value a ‘natural relationship’ between presenters, they do not like ‘forced’ banter and in time you’ll be expected to develop a natural working relationship with your co-presenter. You’ll also need to have knowledge of social, economic and political affairs at a local, regional and national level. As with all BBC News staff, you’ll be expected to maintain professional journalistic standards and adhere to BBC editorial, legal and contractual guidelines.
Showreel/Demo: As well as providing your CV Profile , you will need to submit a 5 minute showreel which demonstrates your presentation and broadcasting skills. This can be downloaded into your BBC account in the Portfolio section of your Profile. If you have any problems with this, please contact: Alison Dafnides, Recruitment Consultant: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note if you do not send a showreel or it arrives late, you will not be considered for this role.
Recruitment Process: There will be a 2 stage process for this vacancy. 1st stage: Demo and Interview Stage. Candidates successful from the 1st stage process will be invited for a Screen Test.