Journalist, BBC Radio Devon - Freelance Pool

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

Job Introduction

BBC Radio Devon broadcasts to one of the biggest counties in the country from BBC South West’s regional base in Plymouth.  Editorially, Devon is a changing landscape, our agriculture, marine and tourism industries are ever-changing, and new investment is transforming our heritage. The stories are challenging, programmes get our audiences talking and we reflect the real sense of pride people have in where they live.

We’re looking for talented radio producers, reporters, and newsreaders, researchers, programme support workers to become part of our essential talent pool – the people we call on to cover holiday, sickness and to our production team when we need some additional support.

Role Responsibility

We need freelancers to cover project work, leave, weekends and for other ad-hoc reasons. 

Whether you can read bulletins, set up or produce programmes, research stories or have another radio-specific skill, we’d love to hear from you!

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll need to have an element of radio experience, whether in the BBC or commercial sector.  Do please make your experience clear in your application.

If you can read bulletins, we need to know you’ve got a great voice and can write clearly and succinctly.  Please include a demo of your recent work.

If you’re a programmes person, you’ll need to be creative, organised and bursting with ideas.

Or if your experience is more research-focused, we need to know about your resilience and nose for a story.

Experience of the ViLoR studio setup and OpenMedia is desirable but not essential. 

For an informal chat about the Journalist, BBC Radio Devon freelance pool, please contact our Editor, Sarah Solftley

Package Description

All opportunities offered, as a result of appointment to this talent pool, will be on a Freelance PAYE basis.

Appointment to the Talent Pool will not entitle candidates to a permanent contract in the BBC, those will have to be applied for in the normal way, and neither does it guarantee work.  However, it may lead to consideration for broader freelance opportunities across BBC News.

Any freelance work offered will be carried out at our Devon office .

If you already have a current staff contract with the BBC (continuing or fixed term), you won’t be eligible to apply.

Any work offered with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK.

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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