Are you passionate about the buzz of producing live radio? Do you want to work closely with talented presenters to tell the stories that matter to local people? Do you have the creativity and ambition to give those stories exciting treatments? BBC Radio Berkshire broadcasts to a diverse area of almost 1 million people in urban centres like Reading and Slough, historic Windsor and rural West Berkshire. We’re looking for inspiring producers to lead our programmes who are passionate about connecting with local communities.
Generating ideas is a key part of the role. You’ll be responsible for developing ambitious content for our programmes, finding opportunities for storytelling and interaction, and striving to help our presenters be the best they can be. You’ll keep our programmes relevant and relatable and you’ll be excited by the opportunity to use a wide variety of production techniques. You’ll need the experience to be confident producing a live show, dealing with breaking news and changing your plans as the world changes around you.
The Ideal Candidate
You’ll have a strong track record in radio production and sound editorial judgement, and you will need to demonstrate a flair for creating compelling programming. You’ll understand how to entertain our audience, including under-served C2DE’s, and how important it is to make radio that’s full of personality as well as local flavour. You’ll be good at dealing with a diverse range of people and experienced at working with presenters. Berkshire is a busy patch and you will have the ability to work efficiently under pressure and to tight deadlines.
You may work across a range of shifts, including weekends.
Contract: Permanent - 35 hours per week x 2
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/
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.
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