Journalist x3, BBC Radio Jersey
BBC Radio Jersey broadcasts seven days a week to audiences in Jersey and the Channel Islands. We love where we live and make a difference to people’s lives. We bring local news, sport, music and entertainment to audiences aged 40+.
We might be one of the smaller stations in the local BBC radio network, but we’re consistently among the top three for audience figures.
In Jersey you’re never more than ten minutes from the sea and we have some of the best beaches in the British Isles. We’re now looking for experienced Journalists to join our team and work a variety of reporting, producing and bulletin reading shifts.
We’re particularly looking for someone to look after the production of our weekend breakfast shows and to read our bulletins on Saturday and Sunday. We’d like another colleague to studio-produce our weekday breakfast show. Please specify on your application which role you’re interested in.
The Ideal Candidate
- You’ll want to be part of a working environment where we celebrate trying to do things differently, where we innovate and where we have FUN!
- You’ll have excellent news writing and reading skills and be able to distil complex information into relevant and easy to understand radio.
- You’ll have first class news judgement and know which stories and topics are important to audiences in the Jersey and the Channel Islands.
- You’ll approach every day with energy and creativity and look for engaging ways to tell familiar stories.
- You’ll be armed with a range of contemporary production and storytelling techniques.
- You’ll be calm under pressure and confident managing your time to meet tight deadlines.
- You’ll be equally comfortable being a self-starter, to working in a team and taking direction from producers and Senior Journalists. You’ll know when to refer up too.
- You’ll look to develop your contacts in the island, both in the community and in professional circles.
- You’ll be confident using social media to enhance your storytelling with an understanding of the changing demands of the audience.
- You’ll be open to feedback, direction and willing to develop within the team.
- You’ll operate technical studio equipment under minimal supervision to a high standard.
- You’ll have a high quality control threshold and know what is and isn’t acceptable to broadcast.
- You’ll love our shows, the BBC’s values and the concept of what we deliver on a daily basis.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION
- Please note: Candidates must have a full, clean driving licence for this role.
- As part of the application process, we will ask you to submit a link to a showreel demonstrating your on-air skills for the role.
- Applications from local candidates (‘entitled’ / ‘entitled for work’) are welcomed.