Freelance Broadcast Journalist (cover)

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JACK fm Oxfordshire
August 17, 2023
Eynsham or Home
Job Type
Closing Date


Job description

Researching, writing, interviewing and editing news stories and presenting pre-recorded news bulletins for JACKfm, JACK2 Hits and JACK3 Chill.


About you/your responsibilities.

JACKfm is in the process of joining Bauer Media’s Hits Radio Brand Network, but at the moment it’s business as usual.

We have regular cover shifts available for both breakfast/morning and afternoon/drivetime until at least the end of October.

We’re looking for somebody with a great voice, who’s also passionate, curious and creative with their wording and audio editing.

You’ll be expected to come up with and develop engaging and original stories that are relevant to the JACKfm target listener and in-keeping with the brand.

As well as producing hourly bulletins, you will consider opportunities to accompany the story with audio/visuals for our website and social pages.

With experience of at least two years in a radio newsroom - and excellent editorial judgement – you will understand the local news agenda and be able to reflect this in JACKfm’s coverage.

You will be expected to understand OFCOM's regulatory standards re The Broadcasting Code, around 'due impartiality and due accuracy' 'elections and referendums' and 'privacy'. You will also understand the core legal issues of Defamation and Contempt, plus obligations towards fairness and a 'right of reply'.

If you’d like JACKfm on your CV - and have a Journalism degree and Media Law qualification – please get in touch!

Send your CV and a recent MP3 demo – including a news bulletin and an example of your reporting skills to

JACK Media Oxfordshire Ltd is an equal opportunities employer, we actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds in order to shape the future success of our growing audio business.

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