Broadcast Journalist (News – Voluntary – Remote) 2022 Spring 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 and Global. 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. With restrictions being lifted this year, you are 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 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 news stories, culture and politics in Cardiff and Wales, especially the difference they have from their English equivalents.
- You should be passionate about radio, confident in communicating, and can produce engaging, high-standard news-led content.
- You are familiar with social media and major news sources in Wales.
- 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.
- You will be able to work calmly and accurately. You are willing to learn basic editing skills, basic regulations and work with external news sources when necessary.
Successful candidates will be shadowing current team members for 2-8 weeks (depending on experience and performance) and become cover newsreaders afterwards, 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 asked to record a sample news bulletin with instructions as part of the assessment. Successful candidates will then be invited to attend a short interview online. The interview is to be held provisionally on a weekend evening in late February or early March.
Please apply via the link. We look forward to hearing from you.