Broadcast Journalist (News – Voluntary – Remote) 2022 Autumn Intake
Please note: This is an entry-level, voluntary role.
Due to the amount of training, shadowing and practising involved, we are looking for long-term volunteers who can provisionally volunteer with us for more than 6 months.
Radio Cardiff is the only community radio station serving the biggest city in Wales. We are on 98.7 FM, online and soon on DAB. We are looking for a few Broadcast Journalists to join our news team.
The focus of your role
This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in radio or wants to kick start their career in the industry. Some of our previous volunteers moved on to local TV stations, PR & Communications agencies and major media outlets including the BBC, ITV, Global and GB News. It is unpaid, and you will work with the Head of News, Day News Editors and other team members to write, record, edit and upload local news bulletins for the station. It can be done remotely but you need to have a mic and proper internet connection. You are also welcome to come in and work in our dedicated edit suite based in Meanwhile House, Cardiff.
You must have a genuine interest in news and current affairs in Wales but previous experience is not essential, as basic training will be provided and new members are expected to ''shadow'' current members to get familiar with how we present news.
We are proud to be one of the biggest news teams for a community radio station and we update our local news bulletins 3 times a day, Monday to Friday. This job requires regular participation. After taking over your own "slot", you will look after one bulletin per week and produce it to a high standard. Please note there will be some training sessions and meetings via video conferencing, and you may be asked to cover for some other newsreaders on an occasional basis.
The Ideal Candidate
- You should be able to demonstrate an interest in culture, sport, lifestyles and politics in Cardiff and Wales, especially the difference they have from their English equivalents.
- You should be passionate about radio, be confident in communicating, and be able to produce engaging, high-standard news-led content with a focus on Cardiff and South Wales.
- You are familiar with social media and major news sources in Wales.
- You have already been consuming news content on either radio, TV or newspapers, and you are familiar with how news is presented in different formats.
- You will have the dedication to be able to research and produce bulletins at least once a week and are also willing to cover for other newsreaders occasionally, subject to mutual agreements.
- You will be able to work calmly and accurately. You are willing to learn basic editing skills, Ofcom regulations and work with external news sources when necessary.
Successful candidates will be shadowing current team members for 3-6 weeks (depending on experience and performance) and then become cover newsreaders, covering bulletins across the week. When there is a new "slot" available, they will be invited to take it over.
Please upload your CV and a demo / a link to your demo (if you have one). This role is fully remote.
After the initial screening of CVs uploaded, candidates will be invited to record a sample news bulletin with instructions as part of an assessment. Successful candidates will then be invited to attend a short interview online. The interview is to be held provisionally on one evening in early September.
We look forward to hearing from you.