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Senior Journalist, Radio Wales News

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

Job Introduction

Radio Wales is the National English-language radio station for Wales. We’re in our 40th year and are launching a brand new breakfast news programme.

We’re looking for a Journalist with experience of presenting and reporting on live radio, who can play a key editorial and creative role in a brand new on-air team.

This is a unique opportunity in what will be a demanding position.

Role Responsibility

You’ll be responsible for presenting news in an engaging and accessible way within the new programme. You’ll need to deal creatively with dynamic and live broadcasting challenges while under pressure and to constant deadlines.

Are you the right candidate?

You’ll have experience of presenting and reporting on live radio and a track record in making editorial decisions while under pressure.

You’ll be able to demonstrate that you can work effectively in a creative team environment, including having ideas for covering news in fresh and innovative ways.

You’ll have a thorough knowledge of Wales and Welsh Affairs, plus UK and Global issues and you’ll be able to provide evidence that you can sustain performance, particularly under pressure, to meet deadlines and address changing priorities and circumstances.

In addition to your application, you will need to submit a link to your showreel, evidencing your radio broadcast work to by 5pm Sunday 31st March.

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.

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 25 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.


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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. 

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