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Presenter, BBC Radio Guernsey

Job Introduction

BBC Guernsey delivers entertaining, informative and thought-provoking radio, as part of a multi-media  operation in a country which isn’t part of the UK or Europe. Our radio programmes continue to record strong audience figures.

Serving the islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm, BBC Guernsey reflects a range of issues across the islands, which are all uniquely different.

We’re looking for a Drivetime presenter to entertain our listeners. The show will round up the day’s news, and discuss the issues that are important to people living here.

You’ll be able to conduct challenging interviews and chair lively discussions. We’re also looking for someone who can make our listeners smile.

Our ideal candidate will play a major role in the production of the daily programme.

Role Responsibility

Working in partnership with a team of journalists delivering content for radio, television and digital services, you’ll produce and present our evening round-up of the day’s news, together with essential information for those listening at home and in the car. You’ll work with other producers to ensure the audience gets a comprehensive service of news, entertainment and information across all platforms.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will have substantial broadcast journalism experience. You’ll be at home presenting a speech-based programme with creativity and flair. You’ll be able to tackle the stories with journalistic rigour and ambition, but also know when to deploy a lightness of touch to get the best out of any contributor.

Working with journalists across the Channel Islands, you’ll have strong technical programme skills, an understanding of clock hours and understand how to ensure your audience stays with you as long as possible.

You'll have an understanding of social media and how it can be used for newsgathering, a real on-air authority, a critical ear and an appreciation of what makes compelling evening radio. In addition, you'll need a good understanding of the BBC Radio Guernsey audience.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION

In addition to your online application, you will be asked to include a link to a piece of audio (5 minutes max), which showcases your presentation skills. Please note; if you do not submit the audio or if it arrives late, your application will not be considered.

Package Description

Band: C

Contract: Continuing

Location: Guernsey

Any job offer would be dependent on BBC Guernsey obtaining a Housing Licence/Right to Work permit from Guernsey’s government

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.

You are eligible to apply for this role if you are either on a BBC Continuing (Permanent) contract or a BBC Fixed Term contract. 

If you are on a casual or freelance contract you can apply subject to evidence that you have worked at the BBC continuously for 6 months at the point of your application. You should detail these dates in your application.

If you have worked for less than 6 months continuously or are within the first six months of your BBC employment then you must have Divisional HR approval to apply for an internal role. If you are unsure which contract you are on, please speak to your Line Manager or BBC HR on 0370 024 3477.

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 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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