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Broadcast Journalist

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

Job Introduction

BBC Radio Foyle is a multi-award winning station. It primarily serves audiences in the north west of Northern Ireland but also produces a wide-variety of content for BBC NI and Network. We are looking for a Broadcast Journalist. The successful candidate will initiate and produce, as part of a team, a wide variety of news and current affairs material for all media platforms including Radio, Television, Online and Social Media.

Role Responsibility

Responsibilities include;


  • Originating and developing ideas for output and help in planning material for future programmes
  • Carrying out research to a broad brief, across the whole range of news and current affairs output
  • Writing material for social media, web pages, programme scripts, bulletins and links, exercising editorial and legal judgement, professional journalistic standards and adhering to BBC policy and legal and contractual guidelines
  • Interview, report and, where appropriate, present under direction, in both recorded and live situations, in studio or on location, for all media outlets
  • Prepare and, where appropriate, present radio bulletins and news programmes and compile news stories and features online, including assessing incoming copy, sub-editing news copy, subtitling, and deploying the necessary resources.
  • Use video and editing technology to produce video and audio content for social media.
  • Produce live and pre-recorded radio news and current affairs output/programmes, to prepare and edit radio and, where appropriate, TV packages, under supervision
  • Originate and develop programme ideas; to assist in forward planning of materials for future programmes

The Ideal Candidate

  • Either a recognised journalistic qualification or practical experience in journalism
  • First class news judgement and an in-depth knowledge of Northern Ireland and, in particular, North West affairs
  • Must have an excellent, authoritative broadcasting voice.
  • Good writing skills for Radio, Television, Social Media and News Online
  • Ability to originate, develop and plan stories and programmes
  • Ability to work co-operatively as part of a small team
  • Knowledge of production techniques and facilities in Radio, Television, Social Media and News Online and the ability to develop tri-media production skills

Package Description

2 X Continuing posts

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 very 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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