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Senior Journalist - Team Manager

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

Job Introduction

BBC Wales News and Current Affairs Department is looking for an experienced senior journalist to work on the multimedia Newsdesk in the Cardiff Newsroom. This role is part of an integrated multi-platform team working on digital stories, radio/TV bulletins, and newsgathering in the office and in the field, seven days a week. Our aims are excellence, collaboration and innovation - for our teams and for our output. The Senior Journalist Team Manager working on the newsdesk needs to have first-class news and editorial judgement, knowledge of the Welsh news agenda and an understanding of how to maximise output across digital, TV and radio. 

Role Responsibility

The role is a key part of BBC Wales News’s production team. We’re looking for an experienced senior journalist who is full of creative ideas for telling the stories that matter to our audiences. In this role you’ll plan, produce and deliver some of the key stories of the day for the multimedia newsroom, leading our team effort and using the latest audience data to ensure we reach the widest possible audience. You’ll also line manage a team of journalists working across our Newsdesk on digital, TV and radio.

 

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will possess excellent news judgement, the ability to generate original stories and have proven production skills and an understanding of our audience objectives.  You’ll have a good knowledge of the issues Welsh audiences care about and will be able to turn ideas into items that will engage everyone. You will also be an inspiring and enthusiastic leader, who is skilled at realising the potential of every member of your team.

Please note: This role includes weekend and shift work.

Although this role is initially scheduled to the Newsdesk, you will be encouraged and expected to work in different teams across the department, in order to develop your skills and as the business requires.

Package Description

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

Welsh language skills are desirable  /  Mae sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn ddymunol

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.

Rydyn ni’n fodlon trafod gweithio’n hyblyg.  Rhowch eich dewis o dan y cwestiwn gweithio’n hyblyg yn y cais.  Does dim rhaid codi hyn ar y cam ymgeisio, ond mae croeso i chi wneud hynny os ydych chi’n dymuno.  Bydd gweithio’n hyblyg yn rhan o’r drafodaeth ar y cam cynnig. 

  • Cyfle rhagorol i ddatblygu gyrfa – mae'r BBC yn cynnig cyfleoedd gwych i weithwyr chwilio am heriau newydd a gweithio mewn gwahanol rannau o’r sefydliad.
  • Cyfleoedd di-ail i hyfforddi a datblygu mae’r Academi fewnol yn cynnig amrywiaeth eang o gyrsiau ac ardystiadau mewnol ac allanol.
  • Buddion - Rydym yn cynnig pecyn cyflog cystadleuol, wythnos waith hyblyg 35 awr er lles cydbwysedd rhwng bywyd a gwaith, a 25 diwrnod o wyliau gyda’r opsiwn i brynu 5 diwrnod ychwanegol, cynllun pensiwn wedi'i ddiffinio, a gostyngiadau ar ddeintyddiaeth, gofal iechyd, campfa a llawer mwy.

About the Company

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

Rydym yn canolbwyntio ar fwy na’r hyn rydym yn ei wneud – mae sut rydym yn gwneud pethau’n bwysig i ni hefyd. Mae ein gwerthoedd a’n hymddygiad yn bwysig i ni. Gwnewch yn siŵr eich bod wedi darllen am ein gwerthoedd a’n hymddygiad yn y ddogfen sydd wedi ei hatodi isod.

Mae amrywiaeth yn cyfrif yn y BBC.  Mae gennym amgylchedd gwaith lle yr ydym yn gwerthfawrogi ac yn parchu cyfraniad unigryw pob unigolyn, gan alluogi pob un o’n gweithwyr i ffynnu a chyflawni eu potensial yn llawn.

Rydym eisiau denu’r ystod ehangaf o bobl dalentog i fod yn rhan o’r BBC – boed hynny i gyfrannu i’n rhaglenni neu i’n hystod eang o swyddi nad ydynt yn ymwneud â chynhyrchu.  Po fwyaf amrywiol yw ein gweithlu, y mwyaf y bydd modd i ni ymateb i’n cynulleidfaoedd a’u hadlewyrchu yn eu holl amrywiaeth. 

Rydym wedi ymrwymo i gydraddoldeb cyfle ac yn croesawu ceisiadau gan unigolion, waeth beth fo’u hoedran, rhyw, ethnigrwydd, anabledd, rhywioldeb, cefndir cymdeithasol, crefydd a/neu gred.  Ac rydym yn hyrwyddo cyfleoedd i weithio’n hyblyg pan fo anghenion gweithredol yn caniatáu hynny.  

I ganfod mwy am Amrywiaeth a Chynhwysiant yn y BBC, cliciwch yma

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