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Journalist, BBC Radio Guernsey

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

Job Introduction

BBC Radio Guernsey is a pioneering, award-winning radio station based in the sunniest place in the British Isles, with a vibrant multi-platform news team.

We are ambitious, passionate and focused on making great radio, and we have a unique relationship with our audience.

Guernsey is not part of the UK or Europe; it is a self-governing Crown Dependency with finance and tourism as its key industries. We work closely with our colleagues in Jersey too.

Role Responsibility

Our journalists are multi-skilled and are always thinking about multimedia and multiplatform.

We’re looking for an experienced journalist who is fizzing with original ideas and can turn their hand to a range of duties, including working as part of our busy production team.

You will research guests and topics, and make informed sometimes instant editorial decisions regarding output.

There’s a chance to report for both radio and TV and write stories for our website.

Are you the right candidate?

You will ideally already be working in radio, with the skills and confidence to undertake on-air duties. Applications from newspaper journalists with a passion for broadcasting will be considered.

You’ll be confident using social media with an understanding of the changing demands of the audience. You’ll be a great storyteller and be confident about delivering those stories for digital, radio and television. 

For further information about the role or to discuss residency qualifications, please contact Matthew Price on 07797 755794.

Applicants who are not eligible to live and work in Guernsey – would need to apply for a Housing Licence and any appointment would be dependent upon the application being successful.

Package Description

Band: C

Contract: 12 month fixed-term contract/attachment

Location: Guernsey

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 not have been on an attachment in the last 12 months. You 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.​

About the BBC

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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