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Senior Journalist, BBC Radio Kent

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

Job Introduction

This is a real opportunity to have an impact on the editorial direction, sound and performance of a radio station. From breaking regular exclusives, to holding the county’s decision makers to account, BBC Radio Kent is gaining a reputation for producing innovative engaging programmes delivered by a team that knows our county and its people like no other broadcaster. Whether it’s on air, on social media, or online, we’re at the heart of the conversation talking about the issues that matter. We’re also passionate about developing new talent, with a host of new voices appearing on air in the last 12 months. Could you be the right person to join our award winning team based at the BBC’s regional HQ at Tunbridge Wells?

Role Responsibility

You’ll work across the output working closely with the presenters/producers and journalists developing daily talk led radio shows and making content each day that will surprise and grip our audiences. You will be able demonstrate excellent editorial judgement, leadership and decision making. You will be giving direction to our news team on reacting to breaking news stories (which we have more than our fair share of!) You will be keen to develop digital content too and see your work reach audiences on online platforms to be liked and shared! 

Are you the right candidate?

You need to know what makes listeners tick and how to engage them on air, in short you know what people in the county care about. You’re across the big stories and themes for the next year. We want you to show us good ideas for content that will showcase our presenters; you’ll need to demonstrate your knowledge of our audiences. You’ll have confident and proven editorial judgement and a track record of delivering creative content. You can demonstrate experience of working on live radio programmes, working under pressure and you’ll be a team player with team management experience.

Package Description

Competitive package offered 

Based: Tunbridge Wells

8 month attachment/fixed term contract

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 very 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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