Journalism Assistant, BBC Radio Norfolk

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

Job Introduction

BBC Radio Norfolk is looking for a Journalism Assistant to join the team.

You’ll be working in Norwich with its two Cathedrals, a University focussing on creative arts and literature, a football team who have been newly promoted to the Premier League and a long history of welcoming people from different cultures which has led to a vibrant and diverse City.  Our patch extends from our beautiful coastline, the Broads, important towns of Great Yarmouth to the East, King’s Lynn to the West and everywhere in between.

We’re looking for someone to join the production team of our flagship breakfast programme. We aim to provide everything our listeners want to set them up for the day - the biggest local news stories, the quirky side of Norfolk life and something to make them laugh – along with the latest sport, weather and travel updates. 

Role Responsibility

We are looking for a Journalism Assistant for our breakfast programme (0600-1000).

You’ll be a key part of the production team – bringing ideas for stories, guests and treatments to the programme planning process. You’ll also be getting in touch with potential guests and inviting them to appear on air.

You’ll be working with plenty of audio – editing pieces for length and providing clips of the programme’s best moments to run again later.

You’ll also be dealing with the technical aspects of studio production – ensuring live contributions are well prepared ahead of time. And you’ll be speaking to our listeners when they call, getting the most from their stories and turning them into great pieces of content for us to use on air.

In addition, you will be responsible for compiling and reading the travel news throughout the programme – using a range of sources to provide the county with comprehensive, accurate and reliable travel information.


The Ideal Candidate

You’ll keep our audience at the heart of everything you do. You’ll be passionate about making great radio that informs, educates and entertains our listeners.

You’ll have experience working in a live studio environment in local radio, using broadcast equipment and software to a good standard. You’ll be able to edit audio quickly and accurately with good radio craft – and you’ll be able to make clear and enthusiastic on air contributions when required – for example, joining in a discussion among the programme team, and delivering our travel news bulletins.

You’ll be a great team player – not afraid to share your ideas and thoughts about the programme, story choice and treatment, and its overall direction. You’ll be able to work effectively when things are changing quickly during the course of the live programme – and be able to work on multiple tasks at once, to tight deadlines.

You’ll have great attention to detail – ensuring that the work you provide is of the standards our audience expect when they tune into the station’s flagship programme.

Package Description

Band: A

Contract: Permanent (Part-Time/ 22.5hrs)

Location: Norwich - The Forum 

This is a Band A/Entry Level opportunity with BBC Radio Norfolk. 

You are eligible to apply for an internal role if you are either on a BBC Continuing (Permanent) contract, a BBC Fixed Term contract, a casual contract or freelance contract and you have worked continuously for 6 months.

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 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).

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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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