Broadcast Journalist (Trainee) – United Christian Broadcasters

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United Christian Broadcasters
March 17, 2023
Job Type
Closing Date


Are you a Christian who is passionate about news and current affairs but would benefit from some training?

United Christian Broadcasters wants to provide an opportunity to an individual whose ambition is to become a journalist and work in a newsroom covering national and international news and current affairs.

Supported by a team of experienced Christian broadcast journalists and producers, you will study and learn on the job. This will include researching, writing for radio / online / social media, recording and editing radio interviews, applying media law and the Ofcom Broadcasting Code, and developing your presentation skills for news bulletins and broadcast reporting. You will be based full time at the UCB Broadcast Centre in Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent (Postcode ST4 8RY).

You will need to be a committed Christian, with your own personal transport to get to/from the UCB Broadcast Centre, and you must be able to live within reasonable commuting distance.

Your application will only be considered if you can tick these boxes, you:

  • have emailed an MP3 audio recording of you pitching an original news idea appropriate for UCB News on UCB 1, UCB 2 or the UCB Player app (maximum duration 3 minutes).
  • are a committed Christian actively involved in a church
  • can demonstrate a genuine knowledge and understanding of news and current affairs
  • are able to work Monday to Friday, with some weekend working as required (this will be made up of different shifts between early morning and early evening)
  • are available for interview on the morning of 24th April 2023 at the UCB Broadcast Centre


If you want to know more about this vacancy, before completing your application form, email Vicky Gibbens, UCB News & Current Affairs Editor:

On your application form, please provide sufficient detailed information about yourself to help the selection panel decide whether you should be shortlisted for an interview.

UCB values diversity and welcomes applications from candidates of differing ethnicities and differing physical or mental abilities.  If you require reasonable adjustments to assist you through the recruitment process please contact

The final closing date for applications will be 14th April 2023 (midday).

No late applications will be accepted.

If you are shortlisted you will be invited to an interview at the UCB Broadcast Centre in Stoke-on-Trent on the morning of 24th April 2023 (lunch will be provided).

It is hoped that the successful candidate will be able to take up this full-time staff job from around 30th May 2023 or sooner, if possible.

Starting salary £22,000 - £23,000 per annum (depending on experience) plus staff benefits

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UCB is a Christian Charity.  Schedule 9 Part 1 (3a) and (3b) of the Equality Act 2010 apply to this vacancy

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