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Senior Journalist, BBC Radio Jersey or BBC Radio Guernsey

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

Job Introduction

Based in either JERSEY or GUERNSEY, we are looking for a Senior Journalist to lead the commissioning and production of original journalism across all platforms in the Channel Islands, working with the senior team.

Role Responsibility

You will be tasked with idea generation in collaboration with colleagues, encouraging original journalism and helping to bring stories to our audiences across all platforms.

You will lead the Planning Team and support and advise reporters, with input from platform specialists, on ways to tell stories across all platforms.

The main element of this role is to be across all BBC CI output, encouraging all colleagues in the islands to come up with ideas for original stories and being an inspiration to others to create ambitious original journalism.  You will have strong editorial judgement with the ability to see through projects and also to decide when an idea is a non-starter.

You will have overview of the Planning agenda in liaison with the News and Digital SBJs, deploy the Planning Reporters and BAs who will work to the Planning SBJ.(responsible for deployment and time management of the team, assignment sheets, etc) 

Are you the right candidate?

Our ideal candidate will have a track record of delivering original journalism and leading a team to deliver creative projects.

You will have a strong understanding of local and world News including how to tell stories across TV, radio and digital platforms.

You need to be able to demonstrate your ability to make editorial judgments with a track record of leading a team to deliver creative projects.

Package Description

Band: D

Contract: Continuing

Location: Jersey or 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.

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

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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. 

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here




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