Careers

Journalist

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

Job Introduction

We are looking for an experienced journalist to join the BBC Hereford & Worcester news team.  The station’s patch stretches from the edge of the urban West Midlands to the rural Welsh borders and we aim to put ourselves at the centre of stories, campaigns and events wherever they are in our two counties.  We put creative story-telling at the heart of our output and ensure there’s time to pursue original stories.  Our team has won awards for its journalism and we're looking for a candidate who can bring new ideas and flair to a team. 

Role Responsibility

We need an all-rounder with experience of live programme production and live reporting, as well as news reading. We're particularly keen to see candidates who can demonstrate a track record of digging out great stories.  You will be able to take ownership of the production of our key programmes, including breakfast.  You’ll be able to work on digital platforms or be willing to learn.  The role will include some weekend working.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be an experienced broadcast journalist with first class writing skills, a great voice for radio and a good understanding of social media.  We want team-players who can bring creative ideas, generate great story treatments and find stories. You will have sound editorial judgement and a thorough knowledge of broadcast law. You will be required to operate our full range of studio and other broadcast equipment.

Package Description

Band: C

Contract: Permanent

Location: Worcester

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/

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About the Company

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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. 

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