Journalism Coordinator x 2, BBC Radio Gloucestershire
We broadcast to the whole of the county reaching communities in the urban areas of Cheltenham & Gloucester as well as rural communities in the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds. We make programmes not just for the county but also for the wider family of BBC local radio stations in the West.
We are broadcasting programmes from our base in Gloucester from 06:00 in the morning right through to 01:00 the following day.
This is an exciting and fun role where no two days the same. Our Journalism Coordinators work on fast-paced shows like breakfast, so you must be able to work under pressure and be good with people. You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved with production, live reporting, events and social media. A desire to learn a number of new skills and get stuck in where needed is highly desirable. Detailed knowledge of the county is not a requirement, but a willingness to get to know the patch quickly is important. A good broadcast voice is an advantage, as is having a full driving licence (or a plan to get one quickly).
As a Journalism Coordinator you’ll operate technical equipment in the live studio, including getting up Comrex/ISDN lines as well as sourcing and preparing audio. You’ll often be the one taking calls in our operations area, so you’ll need to play your part in the production of the live show by being diplomatic with callers, making quick decisions, and spotting the potential for a great on-air call.
You’ll edit audio as well as book and look after studio guests. Outside of the studio the role may also involve supporting a producer at a live event, reporting live from the VERV, setting up for a simple OB, looking after music reporting and supporting the station sound producer with trail scheduling and logging.
Journalism Coordinators learn quickly, gain new skills then move onwards and upwards through the BBC. It’s the job where so many careers start and it’s a job for people with passion, commitment and ambition.
Are you the right candidate?
You’ll be a radio enthusiast with a passion for the medium. You must have strong organisational, influencing & persuading, and communication skills, as well as a keen ear for great radio.
The ideal candidate will be an ideas generator, who can also think on their feet and you’ll need an understanding of our local radio audience.
Working effectively within a team, and acting on your own initiative, are both essential. A good working knowledge of a radio studio is desirable.
Contract: Continuing x 1 (3 days per week) & 1 FTC/Attachment for 12 months (3 days per week)
Hours of work: 21 hours and will involve regular weekend working and shift work
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.
Any applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered
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