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Journalist

Job Introduction

BBC Radio Guernsey is an award-winning radio station based in the sunniest place in the British Isles, with a vibrant multi-platform news team. We are ambitious, passionate and focused on making engaging content for local audiences.

A team of two dozen people produce radio, digital and television services to the four islands in the Bailiwick of Guernsey (Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm). Our station consistently delivers some of the highest audience figures for BBC Local Radio.

Guernsey is not part of the UK or the EU; it is a self-governing Crown Dependency with finance and tourism as its key industries.

We are looking for an experienced Journalist to join our team and undertake a variety of news and production shifts.

Role Responsibility

We’re looking for an experienced journalist who is never short of engaging, original ideas and who is comfortable working to tight deadlines.

You’ll write and read news bulletins, produce programmes, report and be comfortable making informed editorial decisions.

The role will be primarily working to our radio output, but you will be multiskilled and there may be the chance to report for digital and TV too.

The Ideal Candidate

You will ideally already be working in radio or television, with the skills and confidence to undertake on-air duties. Applications from digital and newspaper journalists with a passion for broadcasting will be considered.

  • You’ll have excellent news writing skills and be able to distil complex information into relevant and easy to understand radio.
  • You’ll have first class news judgement and know which stories and topics are important to audiences in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
  • You’ll approach every day with energy and creativity and look for engaging ways to tell familiar stories.
  • You’ll be armed with a range of contemporary production and storytelling techniques.
  • You’ll be calm under pressure and confident managing your time to meet tight deadlines.
  • You’ll be equally comfortable being a self-starter, to working in a team and taking direction from producers and Senior Journalists. You’ll know when to refer up too.
  • You’ll look to develop your contacts in the island, both in the community and in professional circles.
  • You’ll be confident using social media to enhance your storytelling with an understanding of the changing demands of the audience.
  • You’ll be open to feedback, direction and willing to develop within the team.
  • You’ll enjoy working a variety of shifts which could include weekday/weekend early mornings and evenings.
  • You’ll operate technical studio equipment under minimal supervision to a high standard.
  • You’ll have a high quality control threshold and know what is and isn’t acceptable to broadcast.
  • You’ll love our shows, the BBC’s values and the concept of what we deliver on a daily basis.
  • …and you’ll feel comfortable contributing to a fun and enjoyable newsroom atmosphere!

 

Please note due to local population laws, any offer would be subject to BBC Radio Guernsey obtaining a housing license for the successful candidate from the States of Guernsey, if they don’t already have the right to live and work in the island. More information about population laws is provided on the States of Guernsey population site:  https://www.gov.gg/populationmanagement

 

For more information about this role, please contact mark.inchley@bbc.co.uk

 

 

Package Description

Band: C

Contract: 12 month fixed term contract/attachment

Location: Bailiwick of Guernsey

 

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/

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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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