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BBC Newcastle short term traineeships at the University of Sunderland

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Job Introduction

BBC Newcastle short term traineeships at the University of Sunderland.

BBC Newcastle is looking for potential trainees who want to break into broadcasting and journalism on short term contracts with us in our Sunderland team. Were looking to engage up to four people on a rolling basis on 12 week contracts from mid-September 2017.

Role Responsibility

Successful candidates will have an in depth knowledge of Wearside and County Durham with experience of living or learning among the diverse range of communities that make up this important part of our broadcast area. Preferably qualified in broadcast journalism but with little professional experience in the role, youll be keen and willing to learn about BBC journalism at one of the most successful BBC local radio stations, taking on a practical role and generating stories for our output during the contract period.

The Ideal Candidate

You should be able to demonstrate sound editorial judgment and a creative approach, with an understanding of our output, our journalists and our presenters. You'll need to be organised, meticulous and use your initiative to deliver local & relevant stories.

An interest in and knowledge of digital first and social media strategies is essential.

Successful candidates will work between the BBC Newcastle office in Newcastle and our new joint venture with the University of Sunderland at their St Peters campus.

If you have any questions, contact Doug Morris, Editor, BBC Newcastle 07885 211977 or Rik Martin 07711 348880.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 21st August 2017.


With your application we want you to supply a summary of a story youd hope to bring to air in the contract period, with a suggested on-air treatment. Wed also like a 3 minutevoice demo of you reading a news bulletin, preferably including the use of audio.Please emails these

About the Company

We dont 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 youve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. Youll 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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