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Content Assistant

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

Job Introduction

Radio Foyle is the BBC’s multiple-award winning, multi-media production base in the North West of Northern Ireland. It is a speech-based service providing news, sport, music, conversation and entertainment. It is valued in particular for the quality of local information and voices, comprehensive news and sport coverage, stimulating debate, companionship and humour. Radio Foyle has a diverse output, so content assistants can be required to work across a variety of genres and lead a variety of teams.

Role Responsibility

This role is perfect for a dynamic and creative person at the beginning of his or her broadcasting or journalistic career to work as a content assistant. You will join Foyle’s editorial team and provide on-air, on demand and online content that reaches and engages listeners across the North West, Northern Ireland and beyond.

You will help the production team set up the programmes by coming up with ideas, researching stories, finding suitable contributors, recording and editing interviews, editing programme websites, and undertaking administrative duties. You will provide support for live programmes, so you will be expected to coordinate the arrival of guests, process audience correspondence, and make on-air contributions in the form of pre-recorded vox pops or packages, or live reports. You will work across various types of programmes, and your working hours will vary so you will have a flexible approach to working.

Are you the right candidate?

As the ideal candidate for this role you will have strong journalistic skills and experience in developing creative ideas. You will be aware of researching techniques and used to being in pressurised environments. You will be comfortable with, and have a good knowledge of, social media along with a genuine passion and enthusiasm for radio.

Package Description

Band: B
Contract type:12 Month fixed term contract (development opportunity)
Location: Derry/Londonderry

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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About 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.

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, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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