BBC Radio Jersey broadcasts seven days a week to audiences in Jersey and the Channel Islands. We love where we live and make a difference to people’s lives. We bring local news, sport, music and entertainment to audiences aged 40+. We might be one of the smaller stations in the local BBC radio network, but we’re consistently among the top three for audience figures. We’re now looking for a Journalism Coordinator (programme assistant) to join our team.
As a Journalism Coordinator (programme assistant) you’ll play a crucial role supporting on-air teams.
You’ll work closely with presenters, producers and journalists to offer technical and production support as well as being the first point of contact for listeners calling in to our shows.
You’ll need to come up with an endless supply of story and treatment ideas, as well as setting up guests, writing briefs, assisting with live production and there might even be the need to make live or pre-recorded contributions on air.
You need to be someone with a positive attitude, keen to learn, with great organisational and planning skills.
The job involves working shifts during weekdays, weekends and early mornings.
This role is a great introduction to working at the BBC and we welcome applications from all backgrounds. Journalistic qualifications/experience is not required.
The Ideal Candidate
- You’ll need to be an enthusiastic, creative, team-player who loves island life, whilst understanding the bigger picture of our Bailiwick’s relationship with the other Crown Dependencies and the UK.
- While previous broadcasting experience isn’t essential, it’s advantageous.
- You’ll be an excellent communicator, being equally as comfortable talking on-air as you are off air (taking calls, finding on air guest and writing scripts.)
- You’ll need to think quickly and be well organised.
- You’ll be open to feedback, direction and willing to develop production, technical and journalistic skills.
- You’ll have a high quality control threshold and help to make our content sound as good as possible.
- You’ll complete administrative and support duties with a careful eye for detail (for example: music reporting, trails scheduling, updating programme information on BBC Sounds).
- You’ll know how to create engaging content for digital and social media platforms.
- You’ll be a confident self-starter and thrive under pressure.
- You’ll enjoy working shifts which could involve early mornings, daytimes or weekends.
- You'll love our shows, the BBC's values and the concept of what we deliver on a daily basis.
- … and you’ll want to be part of a working environment where we celebrate trying to do things differently, where we innovate and where we have FUN!
Please note, due to Jersey’s employment laws, we can only accept applications from candidates with entitled/entitled for work status. More information about employment laws and eligibility is provided on the Government of Jersey website: https://www.gov.je/Working/Contributions/RegistrationCards/pages/residentialstatus.aspx
Location: Jersey, Channel Islands
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/
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.
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