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Journalism Coordinator

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

Job Introduction

It may be one of the smallest local operations in the BBC, but BBC Radio Guernsey is also one of the most successful.

A team of two dozen people produce radio, digital and television services to the four islands in the Bailiwick of Guernsey (Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm). Radio programmes consistently deliver some of the highest audience figures for BBC Local Radio.

We are looking for a Journalism Coordinator who will join our successful team.

Role Responsibility

The Journalism Coordinator role is an exciting opportunity to work across a range of radio programmes and become one of our next generation of journalists and programme producers. You'll contribute engaging programme ideas, research guests and topics, and there may be the opportunity to  undertake some on air work.

You’ll deliver programme support duties such as music logging and reporting, updating BBC Sounds programme information, recording and editing multi-track audio.

You’ll also operate a variety of broadcast equipment including the on-air studios, our production desk, and our satellite broadcast van. You may work on weekdays and at weekends including early mornings.

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 on-air (reading travel news and delivering personality and entertainment in other items)  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 your journalistic and production 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.
  • 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 feel comfortable contributing to a fun and enjoyable office atmosphere!

Please note due to local population laws, candidates must be entitled to live and work in Guernsey. This role does not come with a housing permit. More information about population laws is provided on the States of Guernsey population site:  https://www.gov.gg/populationmanagement

 

For more information about the role, please contact David.earl@bbc.co.uk

 

Package Description

Journalism Coordinator
Continuing contract.
Band B

Location: Bailiwick of Guernsey

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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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

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