Journalist, Radio Berkshire (Breakfast Producer)

Job Introduction

Are you a producer with a passion for live radio and the confidence to make bold output decisions as the world changes around you?

BBC Radio Berkshire is looking for the kind of breakfast producer who thrives on telling compelling stories with the best possible treatments, but is equally happy to stand them down when something better is possible. We’re looking for an ambitious and creative talent manager who can take our experienced presenter to new heights.

Role Responsibility

You’ll be the creative force behind our flagship breakfast programme, managing our lively on air team. You’ll set the programme’s agenda, telling compelling local stories and finding the most entertaining ways to interact with our incredible listeners. You’ll need to have a good understanding of our audience, how to target them with irresistible speech content and how to reflect their lives and stay relevant to them. You’ll need the experience and confidence to make the best decisions on behalf of the listener, whatever is going on around you.   

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria; 

  • Extensive experience of producing live speech radio.
  • Strong people skills to get the best possible performance out of experienced and creative presenters.
  • Energetic and positive energy with a genuine passion for radio.
  • Confident around news content, story-telling, topicality, interaction and popular culture.
  • Good working knowledge of Berkshire and its diverse communities (desirable)


Package Description

Band: C

Contract: Full-Time (Permanent)

Location: Reading - Radio Berkshire (Breakfast Producer)

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 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.​

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


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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