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Journalist (Newsgathering)

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

Job Introduction

The Newsgathering desk is at the centre of BBC Wales’s news operation, providing the central intake, diary, planning and deployment for all our output.

Newsgathering is responsible for the management and allocation of staff and resources. We work with all BBC Wales News programmes across TV, radio and Online.

Role Responsibility

You will be expected to play a part in the increasingly multi-skilled and co-ordinated system of planning and deployment in the News and Current Affairs Department.

You will also be expected to exercise editorial judgment in identifying and developing story ideas, producing accurate and impartial copy.

Are you the right candidate?

An experienced journalist, you will have strong news judgement, a sound knowledge of law, editorial policy and the issues that affect and interest Welsh audiences, and you will have a thorough appreciation of the various needs of our output: radio, television and digital, in Welsh and English.

You'll be a team player, reliable, thorough, accurate, and able to deliver under pressure.

 This role will involve shift work and some weekend work will be required.

BBC Wales News and Current Affairs is an integrated team of journalists working across radio, TV and online in English and Welsh.  Our aims are excellence, collaboration and innovation - for our teams and for our output. This job is for a Journalist initially working primarily in Newsgathering but you will be expected, encouraged and supported  to work in different parts of the operation in order to develop your career and where operational demands require.

Package Description

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

(d) 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.

The BBC recognises that flexible working can benefit both the employee and the BBC as it can create a range of employment opportunities to suit both changing operational needs and the needs of individuals.  We will, therefore, consider flexible working requests for this vacancy.   Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.

Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. At the BBC we are committed to reflecting and representing the diversity of the UK.   

12 Month Fixed Term Contract / Attachment

Pay Band C

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 very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background. 

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC.  


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