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Broadcast Journalist, BBC Scotland - Shetland

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

Job Introduction

BBC Scotland’s News and Current Affairs department delivers high quality journalism on Radio, TV, Online and Social to audiences across Scotland and beyond.  We strive to lead the editorial agenda in Scotland, with breaking news stories at the heart of our journalism.

We are looking for a Broadcast Journalist for our Shetland office.

This is an exciting opportunity to serve a diverse island community, and reflect its life to our wider audiences across Radio, TV and digital services. You will have a deep understanding of the stories that people from Shetland really care about.

For further information please contact: Sandy Bremner/Managing Editor North-East & Northern Isles

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Senior Producer in Shetland, you will initiate and produce a broad range of news and programme content, with a high level of original journalism, as part of an established team.             

You will write material for our full range of output, undertake interviewing and reporting duties for Radio, Television, Online and Social, and originate and develop programme ideas.

You need to demonstrate that you're a determined and resourceful team worker as well as having a willingness to learn new skills in an environment that's changing all the time. Training will be given when necessary.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have:

  • First class news judgement.
  • Good broadcasting and on-air skills.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Ability to originate and develop stories and programme ideas.
  • Ability to work co-operatively and flexibly under pressure, as part of a small team.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of this diverse island community.

Package Description

12 Month Contract/Attachment

Based Shetland


About the Company

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.

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

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