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Senior Journalist, Radio Wales News

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

Job Introduction

BBC Wales News and Current Affairs is an integrated team of journalists working across radio, TV and online in English and Welsh.  Our aims are excellence, collaboration and innovation - for our teams and for our output. This job is for a Journalist initially working primarily in Radio Wales News but you will be expected, encouraged and supported  to work in different parts of the operation in order to develop your career and where operational demands require.

Radio Wales News produces some of BBC Wales’ most popular programmes and has a reputation of driving the news agenda in Wales in a challenging, insightful and creative way. You’ll be part of a team that makes around 30 hours of radio a week, ranging from daily news programmes and on-the-hour bulletins to investigative current affairs and rural affairs programmes

Role Responsibility

As a Senior Journalist, you will be responsible for making outstanding, entertaining and relateable radio on both Good Morning Wales and Good Evening Wales.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to consistently find and develop stories and tell them in a compelling way, whilst being resilient and creative on a daily basis.

You will need to show a passion and understanding of what makes great radio, spot the potential for stories and content to work across platforms and collaborate with other news teams to ensure that content reaches as wide an audience as possible, whilst providing feedback to colleagues to ensure output is of the highest quality.

Please note that working evenings and weekends is required for this role.

Package Description

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

(d) Welsh language skills are not necessary  /  Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.  /   Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.

The BBC recognises that flexible working can benefit both the employee and the BBC as it can create a range of employment opportunities to suit both changing operational needs and the needs of individuals.  We will, therefore, consider flexible working requests for this vacancy.   Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.

Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. At the BBC we are committed to reflecting and representing the diversity of the UK.   

Pay Band D

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. 

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC. 


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