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Journalist x 2, BBC Radio Gloucestershire

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

Job Introduction

BBC Radio Gloucestershire serves a population of over half a million people from a variety of walks of life and backgrounds. Towns and villages surround the urban centres of Gloucester and Cheltenham, rich in history and culture. From Roman settlements to the current debate over what the county needs to be and do in 2050, there is a lot going on.

We are looking for TWO talented journalists to join our newsroom in Gloucester.  

Are you a brilliant reporter bursting with ideas and a great on-air presence? Or maybe you’re an experienced journalist and producer, ready to shape and deliver our flagship breakfast programme on a daily basis? If so we’d like to hear from you.

We like all of our journalists to connect with the communities we broadcast to and to discover stories that our listeners will be interested in hearing.  People who generate ideas and take them to air are particularly welcome.


Role Responsibility

As part of the team at BBC Radio Gloucestershire you’ll work in both on-air and off-air roles.  Everyone plays their part in reporting and producing and bulletin reading across the week so this is a great opportunity to develop your skills portfolio.

Each of our journalists are allocated a patch and you’ll be expected to develop contacts in that area and deliver stories from there into our output.

Are you the right candidate?

You’ll be a professional with a passion for all news platforms, especially the medium of radio. You’ll have experience of working in a newsroom either on a casual or contract basis.

You must have strong organisational, influencing, persuading, and communication skills; as well as a keen ear for great radio. The ideal candidate will be also be able to think on their feet and put plans into action quickly. An understanding of the local radio audience is highly desirable. Working effectively within a team, and acting on your own initiative, are both key qualities.

If you want to know more contact Tim Pemberton, Senior News Editor, via email or call 01452 307093.

Package Description

Band: C

Contract: Continuing x 2  

Location:  Gloucestershire       

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.

Any applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered

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 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. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here




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