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Job Introduction

Fancy making your mark and developing new skills as part of a multi-award winning news team?

BBC Radio Foyle is looking for a talented journalist to bring experience and develop new skills covering our fascinating, busy news patch in the North West of Northern Ireland.  Journalists in the Foyle news team deliver content for BBC Radio Foyle, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC NI TV, BBC News Online, as well as for social platforms. 

The successful candidate will have a high standard of written English, radio production skills, a reputation for creative thinking, a track record of original journalism and a thorough grasp of the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines and journalism law.

Role Responsibility

  • Offering original stories and ideas that resonate with the BBC Radio Foyle and BBC NI audiences
  • Writing broadcast-quality scripts for radio programmes and bulletins
  • Recording, mixing and editing radio content 
  • Operating the latest broadcast technology
  • Broadcasting live from location
  • Delivering creative story treatments
  • Working to tight deadlines
  • Working as part of a small team
  • Confidence in dealing with complex editorial and legal issues

Are you the right candidate?

As the right candidate for this role you will have either a recognised journalistic qualification or practical experience in journalism. Off the back of this you will have developed first class news judgement and an in-depth knowledge of Northern Ireland and, in particular, North West affairs.

A proven record of good writing skills and ability to originate, develop and plan stories and programmes is imperative to this role along with experience of working co-operatively as part of a small team. You’ll also have knowledge of production techniques and facilities in Radio, Television and News Online and the ability to develop multi-media production skills.

Package Description

Band: C 
Contract type: fixed term contract/attachment (ending August 2021)
Location: Londonderry/Derry

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 (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i

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