Lead Presenter x 2, Nine O'Clock News Programme

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

Job Introduction

Are you an engaging, editorially sharp news presenter? Do you have a combination of warmth, rigour and authority on screen whilst also being calm and collected in a breaking news environment?

Can you bring a new audience to BBC News in Scotland and have the energy, creativity and commitment to work on a nightly news programme?

If so then we’d like to hear from you.

We are launching an hour-long news programme on a brand new BBC Scotland channel (subject to Ofcom approval) and we are looking for a team of presenters.

We aim to cover the best Scottish, UK-wide and international news with the needs of a Scottish audience at the heart of everything we do. We will have a team of reporters around the country, and will combine the best of the BBC with some new talent.  We will have a full online and social media presence, and much of our journalism will be digital first.

We are looking to recruit a presentation team who will work across the week, bringing our content to life and making the programme world class.  A hunger for a good story and journalistic instincts are vital, as are authenticity, charisma, and on-screen presence. 

Role Responsibility

Our main presentation team will work across our weeknight hour-long programmes, bringing our content to life for a new Scottish audience.

We expect our presenters to be journalists and to be fully involved with the team and production process, from ideas meetings through to delivery of the content. You’ll be coming up with ideas, bringing stories and making filmed reports occasionally as well as presenting the programme.

You will be confident and competent using autocue, but equally able to conduct live interviews with a wide range of contributors, from Correspondents to Politicians and decision makers, to ordinary people affected by the news. You’ll have the ability to create a great on-screen relationship with your co-presenter, and be flexible enough to work with a range of people. You’ll be as comfortable presenting on location as from a studio environment. 

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll have a conversational, informal and warm style, while being able to tackle the most complex news stories with rigour and authority.

You will have substantial experience working within News and Current affairs and be confident interviewing guests about the Middle East, Brexit and US politics, but equally comfortable taking a more personal touch when interviewing members of the public.  You’ll be equally at home interviewing the First Minister and the cast of Love Island. 

You’ll cope brilliantly in a breaking news environment and have a deep understanding of world, UK and Scottish affairs. An understanding of sport, entertainment and wider Scottish life are also desired.

On screen, you’ll have a natural, authentic style which will allow the audience to develop a relationship with you and the programme. You’ll bring your own personality and style to the screen.  You’ll have star quality. 


In addition to applying for this role via careershub, as part of this application, we would like you to include a link to a 3minute showreel demonstrating your on-screen style. 

Please include your link within the application.  If you do not provide a showreel, we will be unable to consider your application.

Package Description

CPF Proposed band E

Base: Glasgow

Contract: Continuing 

This role will involve evening and occasional weekend work with our main presentation team working on our weeknight hour-long programmes.  We are happy to consider part-time/flexible working requests.

The Job Description for this role is subject to review and may change

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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. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background

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