Journalist, BBC Radio Gloucestershire

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May 5, 2022
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We’re recruiting a brilliant journalist for the BBC Radio Gloucestershire team.

It’s a part-time post (3 days a week) for someone who is talented at rooting out stories and creatively telling them. You’ll have the potential to work across all the roles in our news team, including reading bulletins and creating social media.

We’re a small radio station with big ideas - which means we’re friendly, hardworking and that there’s the opportunity to try your hand at lots of different roles.

The role will be based at our Gloucester studios, in the heart of what we like to think is England’s most beautiful county.

Role Responsibility

On a daily basis you’ll have a varied workload which could be:

  • Creating fantastic packages for breakfast and afternoon (drive) shows
  • Writing strong news lines for bulletins and delivering them with warmth and authority
  • Producing our live breakfast and afternoon shows as a steady pair of hands
  • Live reporting for BBC around the country
  • Promoting our content across social media, BBC news online and BBC Sounds


The Ideal Candidate

You’ll have a great newsreading voice and the ability to craft really creative pieces for radio.

Although you’re employed for BBC Radio Gloucestershire, your work could be appearing around the BBC on radio, TV or online, so you’ll be proud to deliver accurate, impartial stories that are at world-class standard.

If you relish variety, you’re in luck -  you could be live producing, reading bulletins, reporting around Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds or crafting social media posts.

This isn’t a role for someone who wants to sit in the office and let news and press releases come to them – you’ll need to dig out stories that really matter to our audience.

We want people who:

  • Have a great ear for radio
  • Seek out the best story angles and find the best guests
  • Are creative but have attention to detail
  • Take personal pride in delivering news stories to the highest standards
  • Enjoy a fast-paced environment and work quickly
  • Understand compliance, legal and editorial issues
  • Will foster contacts across the patch and network effectively

About the Company

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.​

Please note that the application process will require you to upload a CV and complete the online questionnaire(s). There is no requirement to attach a covering letter or complete the additional careers hub fields (Personal Statement/Skills/Portfolio sections).


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We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.