BBC Radio Norfolk is looking for a Journalism Co-Ordinator to join our weekend team.
You’ll be working in Norwich with its two Cathedrals, a University focussing on creative arts and literature, a Premier League football team 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 aim to provide everything our listeners want to set them up for their weekend - the biggest local stories, ideas to get out and about in our county, the people making a difference in their part of Norfolk as well as stories from our faith communities – along with the latest sport, weather and travel updates and some great music.
This role is an exciting one – involving live production, on air contributions and outside broadcasts.
The role is for a Journalism Co-Ordinator looking after our Sunday breakfast programme (Sunday 0530-1000).
You’ll be dealing with all aspects of studio production – ensuring live contributions are well prepared ahead of time, dealing with interaction from listeners, getting the most from their stories and turning them into great pieces of content for use on air. You’ll be engaged with the programme, making sure the presenter is at their best.
A key part of our production team, you’ll bring ideas for stories, guests and treatments to our weekend output as well as being a great team player.
You’ll be a great decision maker and have a sound knowledge of the BBC’s Guidelines as well as knowing when to refer up.
You’ll be working with audio – editing pieces for length, compiling the weekly trail as well as carrying out any necessary logging of music and spotting great clips for BBC Sounds.
In addition, you’ll be happy to be on air on occasions – but equally comfortable behind the glass ensuring everything is running smoothly.
The Ideal Candidate
You’ll keep our audience at the heart of everything you do and be passionate about making great radio that informs, educates and entertains our listeners.
You’ll have experience of working in a live studio environment - using broadcast equipment and software to a good standard – editing audio quickly and accurately with good radio craft – and be able to make clear and enthusiastic on air contributions when required.
A great team player – you won’t be 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 during the course of a live programme – as well as being able to work on multiple tasks at once to tight deadlines.
You’ll be supportive – ensuring that the presenter is at their best, engaging listeners with the programmes as well as knowing what makes great on air contributions.
Faith and ethics will be of interest to you as well as an understanding of the faith communities in Norfolk and lots of ideas of how we can tell their stories as well as encouraging listeners to listen right across our output.
Your attention to detail will be second to none – ensuring the work you provide is of the standards our audience expect.
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.
To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here