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Freelance Presenter - Radio Berkshire

Job Introduction

Could YOU be the new voice of evenings in Berkshire? 

We’re looking for a presenter with bags of personality who lives and breathes Berkshire.  You’ll need to show us how you’ll make radio that stands out, that makes people care and that really makes a difference to life in Berkshire. We’re really keen to hear from people who can help us tell a diverse range of stories and reflect all of the various communities that call Berkshire home. 

You’ll be part of the presenter line up on our weekday evening shows which are all about celebrating local life with great characters, lively conversation and interaction with our audience. It’s a small team and you’ll need to be a great team player.   You may also be responsible for setting up the programme, so good planning and organisational skills are essential for the role.   

Role Responsibility

If you think the BBC isn’t the place for ‘someone like me’, we’re here to convince you otherwise.  Whatever your story is, we’d love to hear from you, so please consider applying and seeing where it could take you! 

You’ll need to have some ‘on air’ experience but you don’t need to have studied media at school or college and you don’t need to have been to university – age isn’t a barrier either. You certainly don’t need to have gained your life experience travelling the world, you’ll probably be better prepared for this job if you’ve navigated across Berkshire’s bus network! 

What you do need is enthusiasm and energy about radio, curiosity about the world and a love of talking to all kinds of people.  You’ll need the confidence to come up with ideas about people we should be talking to and stories we should be telling.  You don’t need to know how to use any particular software before you join us, but you do need to be comfortable with learning how to use new technology. 

Our radio needs to reflect and understand the audiences we serve, we are therefore actively seeking individuals with skills/experience/backgrounds that can help contribute to ensuring we maximise the diversity of our coverage and content. 

 

The Ideal Candidate

If this sounds like the job for you, then please put an application in by clicking on the ‘apply’ button! We will ask you to upload a CV, answer a couple of questions about your love for Berkshire and a short presentation demo.  The demo doesn’t need to be professionally produced, it can just be recorded on a voice notes app on your phone; it should be audio only and no more than five minutes long.  In the demo we want to hear your personality come across as a presenter as well as your interviewing skills, so find someone interesting to talk to! 

For more information please contact Faye.harland@bbc.co.uk 

 

Package Description

This is a freelance opportunity in Radio Berkshire

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.​

Please note that the application process will require you to upload a CV and complete the online questionnaire(s). There is no requirement to attach a covering letter or complete the additional careers hub fields (Personal Statement/Skills/Portfolio sections).

The BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across our sites.  Until further notice, all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

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About the Company

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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