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Journalism Coordinator, BBC Wiltshire

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

Job Introduction

BBC Wiltshire is an award-winning station. We pride ourselves on a love for life in Swindon & Wiltshire and the connections we have with the urban & rural communities in our patch.  It’s a great place to work, broadcasting across the county from our headquarters in Swindon, only an hour from London & Bristol. The area includes the vibrant, fast-growing town of Swindon, alongside numerous rural market towns across Wiltshire. We have ancient landscapes & monuments such as Stonehenge & Avebury as well as major employers like Dyson & Nationwide and around a quarter of the British Army. 

This role is for a Journalism Coordinator working across our programming and digital output.

Role Responsibility

You’ll be an important member of our production team, coming up with an endless supply of story & treatment ideas, setting up guests, writing briefs, assisting with live production and occasionally live reporting and driving the desk.  A key part of the digital work includes iBroadcast, keeping the BBC Wiltshire programme pages up to date.

Are you the right candidate?

We’re looking for someone with a positive attitude.  You’ll need an understanding of our target audience, proven production skills, editorial judgement, experience of radio production techniques and a flexible approach.  You’ll come up with lots of ideas and be able to demonstrate examples where you’ve delivered creative radio.  You’ll have a good on-air voice and be confident in setting up programme guests and writing briefs for presenters.  A great ‘people person’, you’ll be technically adept and able to handle several important tasks at the same time!  

Important Application Information

In addition to completing the online application please upload a voice demo (max 3 mins) that pitches an idea for a story for BBC Wiltshire audiences (this will test your presentation & creative skills).

Please upload your demo to no later than the closing date, applications without demos will not be considered 

Package Description

Band: B

Contract: Continuing

Location: Swindon

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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