Broadcast Journalist – Newcastle

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January 24, 2023
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Job Description

Broadcast Journalist - Newcastle

Reporting of the role

This role reports to Regional News Editor Yorkshire and North-East

Overview of job

We’re looking for a dedicated and hard-working broadcast journalist to join our award winning team based in Newcastle. You will be creative, have a fantastic voice and great writing skills. You’ll be producing exciting content for Global’s Newsroom including LBC, LBC News, Classic FM, and Radio X.

The successful candidate should have a proven track record of building relationships with key contacts, researching and conducting interviews, editing audio, writing scripts and creating audio and video packages.

The role will involve reporting across the North-East for LBC and LBC News and doing bulletin reading shifts for Heart, Capital and Smooth North-East and Yorkshire.

This role will involve a regular weekend shift pattern.

3 best things about the job

  • This could be the variety in the role, exposure to exciting projects, the opportunity to be Working on some of the UK’s largest and most prestigious radio brands!
  • No two days are the same and the patch is a busy and exciting one
  • The opportunity to create unique and exclusive content both on-air and on-line

Measures of success – 

In the first few months, you would have:

  • Reported live into LBC News and LBC
  • Produced creative pre-recorded content for regional bulletins and our national brands
  • Sourced and produced exclusive regional content
  • Presented hourly news bulletins for Capital, Heart and Smooth North-East / Yorkshire

Responsibilities of the role

  • Developing relationships with key contacts across the North-East and Yorkshire
  • Keeping across the main issues affecting people in the region
  • Responding to breaking news stories in a calm and professional manner
  • Sourcing, producing and presenting high quality audio and video content for regional and national stations
  • The flexibility to take on both reporting shifts and bulletin reading shifts where needed
  • You will have sound legal judgement and be proficient in Ofcom’s broadcast regulations and guidelines.

What will you need

The ideal candidate will be proactive and willing to develop and implement innovative solutions, capable of the following:

  • You will be confident working on your own and under the guidance of your Regional News Editor to provide on-target, agenda-setting news content
  • We want you to be passionate about news, and eager to investigate and create your own outstanding and exclusive stories
  • You will have a commanding on-air presence and be confident in your ability to report live into LBC and LBC News
  • Ideally you will have experience of producing and presenting news bulletins
  • You will have experience of producing video content for use on-line
  • You will enjoy working flexible hours and always strive to complete a task to a high standard
  • You'll be confident responding to changing situations and problem-solving under pressure, to ensure our output is always of the highest standard in all circumstances
  • A full clean UK driving licence is essential

Please note that applications without a demo will not be considered.

Everyone is welcome at Global  

Just like our media and entertainment platforms are for everyone, so are our workplaces. We know that we can’t possibly serve our diverse audiences without first nurturing and celebrating it in our people and that’s why we work hard to create an inclusive culture for everyone. We believe that different will set us apart, so no matter what you look like, where you come from or what your favourite radio station is, we want to hear from you.

Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at Global

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