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Journalism Coordinator - Breakfast Travel Presenter

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

Job Introduction

This role is for an ambitious Journalism Coordinator who is hungry to learn, full of ideas, loves working in a fast paced job and sounds great on the radio.

You’ll be on-air as part of our Breakfast Show keeping listeners up to date with the latest travel news. You’ll also be part of the production team, making sure the programme runs smoothly. You’ll be answering calls, editing audio and supporting the presenter and producer.

You’ll also work with other programme teams across the week and weekends.

If you love making great radio, have a passion for Gloucestershire and are driven to make sure the work you do is the best it can be, we’d love you to join our team.

Role Responsibility

 

  • Key part of the Radio Gloucestershire Breakfast team
  • Keep listeners up to date with the latest travel news in a chatty, clear and concise style.
  • Part of the on-air sound with the Breakfast Presenter Mark Cummings
  • Come up with brilliant ideas for the programme which really highlight the great things about Gloucestershire
  • Record and edit interviews, with a great ear for what makes a punchy and interesting listen
  • Make everything you produce sounds top class, using beds, sound effects, clips and your own creativity
  • Turn audio around during the live show and get it ready for broadcast quickly and flawlessly
  • Write scripts and briefings for the presenter
  • Put together attention grabbing posts for social media
  • Support with the technical delivery of the programme, driving the desk and using software in the for editing, speaking to callers and getting the best people on air

 

Are you the right candidate?

The person we’re looking for will have a positive, can-do attitude who can do the following:

  • Able to pick out key information and present it clearly to our listeners with warmth and informality
  • Has a knowledge of Gloucestershire or can show how they would develop this knowledge quickly
  • Understands what sounds great on air and how you use a range of production techniques to tell stories in different ways
  • Able to learn quickly and is hungry to pick up new skills
  • Is confident and persistent in picking up the phone to find the best people to talk to
  • Able to use social media and online research to track down guests for the show
  • Is curious and interested in discovering more about Gloucestershire and what makes the county and the people living here so special
  • Has great organisational and planning skills
  • Understands the target audience for BBC Local Radio and Radio Gloucestershire

 

For further information please contact Simon Williams, Head of Programmes at BBC Radio Gloucestershire / email simon.williams.01@bbc.co.uk

Package Description

Band: B

Contract: Permanent 

Location: BBC Radio Gloucestershire 

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.

Only internal staff are eligible to apply for the role on an attachment basis. You need to be on a continuing (permanent) or fixed-term contract.  You need to have worked for the BBC for more than one year and will also need permission from your line manager.  You can find out more on our attachments page.

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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