Deputy Regional News Editor – South
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Deputy Regional News Editor - South of England
Reporting of the Role
This role reports to the Regional News Editor
Overview of job
You'll be joining the commercial radio’s current IRN News Team of the Year for 2021 so the successful candidate should have plenty of broadcast journalism experience in a radio newsroom. You will help produce regional news output for the South of England on brands including Capital, Heart, LBC & LBC News.
In addition to assisting the Regional News Editor with editorial responsibilities you will also be responsible for reading bulletins across multiple patches in the south’s TSA. The role will also involve occasional weekend work.
When on desk, you will create high quality, relevant, timely and accurate local news content. You’ll help create content every day across the region and assist with forward planning, ensuring regional stories are heard on our national news talk brand, LBC. You’ll also play a key role in any major news events in your region and shaping the regional response into local and national programming.
You’ll be skilled in the use of the full range of social and multi-media tools available to deliver a successful multi-platform news experience for audiences across the region. You’ll obviously be experienced with all legal and both Global’s and OFCOM's broadcast regulations and guidelines.
You'll have a great passion for news, and you will be aware that it happens 24/7, so an understanding this isn’t a ‘normal’ office job is crucial. You should be willing to take ownership for being across the news agenda, and able to demonstrate a proven track record in responding to breaking news stories. Flexibility and versatility in the role is vital and weekend work will be an essential requirement at times.
3 best things about the job
- Working on some of the UK’s biggest and most exciting radio stations with a team of passionate and hard-working journalists!
- No two days are the same: you’ll be working on a variety of regional and national stories.
- The opportunity to build outstanding and exclusive content both on-air and online!
Measures of success – In the first few months, you would have
- Grasped the news agenda and produced stand-out content on some of the nation’s biggest radio brands.
- Established yourself as a trusted voice to our audiences.
- Set the standard in the quality of output across our newsroom.
- Taken on key responsibilities as Deputy Regional News Editor as agreed with your line manager.
- Worked with other team members to source, produce and share original content with LBC and LBC News.
Responsibilities of the role
- Helping the Regional News Editor to ensure all content produced by the team is OFCOM compliant and to a Global standard.
- Leading the team when the Regional News Editor is off or unavailable.
- Building relationships with key Global staff members to ensure that all relevant news content is shared across our national brands
- The person in this position will have a relevant journalism qualification including a legal understanding - and experience in a radio newsroom working on a bulletin desk.
- You will have a fantastic voice, write creatively and be able to deliver high quality, relevant, timely and accurate news and current affairs content.
- You’ll help set the on-air and digital agenda daily, and help lead a team of dedicated journalists.
- You will have sound legal judgement and be proficient in OFCOM's broadcast regulations and guidelines.
- Developing relationships with key contacts across our patches
- Responding to breaking news stories in a calm and professional manner and help facilitate a quick and effective response, ready for air both locally and nationally.
What you will need
The ideal candidate will be proactive and willing to develop and implement innovative solutions, capable of the following:
- Global Radio's Deputy Regional News Editors should be enthusiastic about the news and our brands. You'll be capable of supporting with and where appropriate lead on editorial decisions across the broadcast centre and/or brands.
- You'll have a great presentation style and excellent voice, as well as supporting others in developing theirs, and be at ease presenting either pre-recorded or live bulletins.
- Delivering standout, OFCOM-compliant bulletins which routinely meet and exceed Global standards.
- Pitching and delivering exclusive, original content.
- Understanding the importance of specific content across our brand portfolio and be capable of taking responsibility for all editorial decisions with those diverse audiences in mind.
- Responding to changing situations and problem-solving under pressure, to ensure our output is always of the highest standard in all circumstances.
- News happens 24/7 - this isn’t a ‘normal’ office job and flexibility is key. Covering weekend bulletins is an essential requirement at times.
- You’ll assist Regional News Editor in building, contributing to and developing effective contact databases. Good networking skills are required.
- You’ll have an interest in, and knowledge of, news issues affecting the region and be able to tell those stories in a relevant and relatable way to our distinct audiences across our brand portfolio.
- You’ll have an excellent knowledge of media law and the Ofcom Broadcasting Code.
- A full clean UK driving licence is required
- Flexibility at short notice- as one of the most senior members of the team you’ll occasionally be required to work different shifts (including at weekends) at short notice.
**Please include a demo of a recent example of your work in either: a weblink using the ‘websites’ field on your application form, embedding a link in your CV or we may request you to send in an MP3 format or attachment at a later date**
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