3 x Journalists - Radio

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Job Introduction

BBC News NI is recruiting 3 Journalists to work initially in radio with the opportunity to work across all platforms in a multi media news room.

The roles will be initially be based in Radio Current Affairs and will involve working across a number of programmes including Good Morning Ulster, Evening Extra and Talkback as well as radio bulletins. 

The successful candidates will have: experience of finding and delivering original stories, an excellent grasp of editorial guidelines and journalism law; a sound knowledge of politics, current affairs and ongoing issues in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and further afield, and a thorough knowledge of using technology to deliver innovative treatments for stories and recording audio.

Role Responsibility

  • Contributing original stories, researching and producing ideas for radio.
  • Handling audio and video for television, radio and digital platforms
  • Casting compelling discussions and debates
  • Dealing with complex editorial and legal issues
  • Working constructively and proactively as a member of a team with effective planning and organising skills
  • Using applications such as dalet, cinegy etc to enhance output
  • The ability to record audio and package material

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in these roles you must have excellent knowledge of current affairs and politics with the ability to find creative and innovative ways of presenting debates. 

You must have a track record of producing original stories/treatments with a strong grasp of editorial and legal issues as well as expert knowledge of broadcasting operations. 

You must be able to demonstrate the ability to use technology including dalet, cinegy, recording equipment and all other relevant applications.

Package Description

Band: C 
Contract type: 35hr Continuing, 17.5hrs Continuing and 7hrs 6 month FTC/Attachment 
Location: Belfast 

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 18th 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 18fed 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.

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