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Broadcast Journalist, BBC East Midlands Today

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

Job Introduction

BBC East Midlands Today is the region’s most watched evening news programme with an average daily audience of around two hundred thousand. We broadcast to homes in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

Our viewers come to us for an unrivalled service of local news and analysis of events, which we provide throughout the day in our breakfast, lunch, evening and weekend bulletins. Staff gather and share content for TV, radio and online. The team also works closely with colleagues on weekly programmes, including Inside Out and the Sunday Politics show.

Role Responsibility

You will be expected to undertake the main responsibilities of the Broadcast Journalist including working alongside and supporting the producer to put the lunch, evening and late bulletins together. You will also work to put together material for the early bulletins. As a broadcast journalist, you will also be expected to research, produce, report and present across seven days a week, and originate and develop creative programme ideas and stories.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will have extensive experience working in broadcast journalism,  including proven live broadcasting and reporting. You will have proven editorial judgement and good writing skills. Experience of filming and editing your own material as well as a good broadcasting voice are essential. Ideally you will be familiar with the East Midlands region and the key issues facing our audiences. You should have an awareness of legal considerations applying to all types of output.


In addition to your online application which will include registering on our Careers Hub site and completing the online questionnaire, you will also need to submit a show reel (ideally submitted via file transfer or a website link) between 5 and 10 minutes long that demonstrates your live reporting; package making and presentation skills. Please email this to with the title ‘Demo: Broadcast Journalist 15131: NAME’. Please note, if you do not submit an showreel or if it arrives late, your application will not be considered. 


Package Description

- Competitive salary

- Permanent contract

About the BBC

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