Do you love the buzz of breaking news and have a passion for telling compelling stories?
BBC Radio Berkshire broadcasts to a diverse area of almost one million people in urban centres like Reading and Slough, historic Windsor and rural West Berkshire. We pride ourselves on producing brilliant content with strong local journalism that’s relevant to ordinary people’s lives.
We’re looking for an energetic and talented journalist to produce our news bulletins and news based programmes.
You will write and present our news bulletins and produce our daily live news and entertainment programmes.
You’ll be brilliant at finding relevant stories and telling them in a creative, upbeat way. Plus, you’ll understand how to target our diverse and harder to reach audiences.
On occasions you’ll be producing content for digital platforms and you’ll know instinctively what makes great social media.
In addition to a completed application form, the hiring panel ask that you submit a bulletin demo (up to a maximum 3 minutes in duration).
Please submit the bulletin demo to Elena Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Tuesday 21st September 2021 . Please include your full name in the email and reference the subject heading 'BBC/TP/1108174/55858 - Journalist, Radio Berkshire FTC - Bulletin demo'.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will match the following criteria;
- You’ll have excellent writing skills, a great voice, and be able to explain complex information in a clear and compelling way.
- You’ll already have experience of producing and reading live bulletins.
- You’ll approach every day with energy and creativity and look for engaging ways to tell familiar stories.
- You’ll have first class news judgement and know which topics are important to our target audience.
- You’ll be calm under pressure and confident managing your time to meet tight deadlines.
- You’ll be open to feedback, direction and willing to develop within the team.
Contract: Fixed Term contract until March 2022
Location: Reading - BBC Berkshire
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 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.
To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here