Journalism Talent Pool (Freelance Opportunities)

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

Job Introduction

We are on the lookout for people who stand out from the crowd.  And we want to reflect all our audiences, so, whoever you are, we want you, your voice, your stories, and your experience of living in the UK.

BBC Wales News and Current Affairs is an integrated team of journalists working across radio, TV and online in English and Welsh. 

Some of our output includes BBC Wales Today, the daily news programme on BBC One Wales, and Radio Wales News which produces some of BBC Wales’ most popular programmes.  Our aims are excellence, collaboration and innovation - for our teams and for our output. 

We are now looking for talented, flexible multimedia journalists to join our pool of freelancers.

Role Responsibility

We need freelancers to cover project work, leave and other ad-hoc reasons, across both our English and Welsh news services.

Based in the BBC newsroom in Cardiff, as a Journalist you'll write stories for the web and radio, connect with our audiences on social media, find guests and film news reports.

The Ideal Candidate

Whether you read bulletins and make creative radio / television / online packages, write for young audiences or make stand-out videos and/or social media content, or whether you don’t have any of that experience but can demonstrate a keen interest in Journalism via your studies, we’d like to hear from you.

Package Description

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

Welsh language skills are not necessary  /  Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.  /   Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.

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 25 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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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