UCB is looking for the right person to join the UCB News team as a newsreader/journalist based at the Broadcast Centre near Stoke-on-Trent.
If you are naturally inquisitive, passionate about sourcing accurate news stories and have the ability to present the news to a loyal, family-focused radio audience - you could be a perfect fit.
You’ll be compiling and reading bulletins of national and international news - including stories with a Christian dimension - as well as recording interviews, radio packages and delivering two-ways with presenters.
You’ll need strong written and verbal skills and be able to contribute to a variety of UCB’s platforms, including radio, social media and podcasts.
It’s important that you can tick these boxes:
- a dedicated Christian
- a passion for news and current affairs
- journalism experience
- a good voice for radio
- a grasp of UCB’s vision
- able to take up this full-time staff job
- able to provide appropriate references
- access to own transport (Hanchurch is not serviced by regular public transport)
- able to work different shifts based on a team rota
The UCB News team is based at the Broadcast Centre in Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent (Postcode ST4 8RY) and this is where you would work.
Your hours in the News team, based on a planned rota, will vary from week to week. At the moment, the rota covers Monday to Friday, and this is likely to be extended to include some weekend working in the future.
As well as your carefully-completed application form, please ensure you also include a short audio recording/showreel to demonstrate how you sound as a newsreader. Email your recording to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to know more about this vacancy, before completing your application form, email Vicky Gibbens, UCB News & Current Affairs Editor: email@example.com
The final closing date for applications will be Sunday 25th July 2021 (midnight).
No late applications will be accepted.
Initial interviews for shortlisted candidates will be on Zoom on Friday 6th August 2021.
The interview and exercise will last about 2 hours so please ensure you can be available on this date,
Candidates selected to go forward for a second interview will be expected to come to the UCB Broadcast Centre in Stoke-on-Trent on Tuesday 17th August 2021, arriving for lunch at 12.30pm and then being interviewed separately during the afternoon.
Salary: £21,000 - £23,250 per annum (depending on experience) plus staff benefits
For an application form and Job Description, please visit www.ucb.co.uk/jobs
Previous applicants need not apply.