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Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC Radio Guernsey

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

Job Introduction

BBC Radio Guernsey is part of BBC English Regions, which is the divisional name for BBC Local Radio and Local TV. With approximately 3000 staff up and down the country, BBC English Regions includes around 40 local radio stations and 42 local websites.

As one of the BBC’s most successful local stations in the British Isles, BBC Radio Guernsey serves the island communities which make up the Bailiwick of Guernsey. A third of the island’s population tune in to our local and national news and entertainment shows every week. We are a multi-media operation, working closely with TV and online, and on social media, to deliver news and current affairs for audiences in the Bailiwick.

Role Responsibility

You’ll work across the output, making sure that stories are delivered for radio, digital and television audiences. You will be able to demonstrate excellent editorial judgement, leadership and decision-making. You’ll take a lead in delivering original journalism and work with presenters/producers to ensure that those in authority are held to account. You’ll be a member of the management team and have line management responsibilities. You’ll help arrange and co-ordinate big station events.    

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll have a thorough understanding the issues most relevant to the island communities in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. You’ll have a good track record in uncovering original stories and know how to deliver them for all audiences in an engaging and creative way. You’ll be a team player with extensive management experience. You’ll get great job satisfaction from helping others grow and develop their skills and experience. 

Package Description

Grade: 8D

Based Guernsey

1 Year FTC/Attachment 

We are keen to receive applications from the widest talent pool and to encourage this, applications from those wishing to work part-time or on a job share basis are encouraged.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. 

We are a diverse organisation and have much to be proud of, but we are also challenging ourselves to ensure that Diversity and Inclusion is hardwired into everything the BBC does - http://www.bbc.co.uk/diversity 

Please note due to the housing controls in Guernsey, any job offer would be subject to obtaining a housing licence for the successful candidate if they are not locally qualified to live and work on the island. 

Guernsey is not part of the UK or Europe; it is a self-governing Crown Dependency with finance and tourism as its key industries.

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. 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

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC. 

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