Multimedia News & Sport Reporter
Bauer Media Audio UK is expanding its network of ‘on the ground’ journalists across the UK and we are looking for an outstanding and ambitious multimedia reporter to join our energetic team.
The successful candidate will build strong relationships, investigate issues of interest to our target audience and generate creative original stories which will help us set the news agenda both locally and across our national brands.
By working with Bauer you will have the opportunity to create campaigns, develop special investigations and collaborate with a passionate team, based right across the UK. We tell stories from the perspective of people living them and the places where they happen and we are authentic in our delivery.
You should ideally have a strong on air voice to be able to broadcast from the scene of breaking news and events with clarity and authority and you must have an enthusiasm and a hunger to be that first person on the scene. As a result, you will ideally live in or within a reasonable distance from the news patch or be willing to relocate.
This role has reporting and newsgathering as its focus, but there is also opportunity to read news bulletins on occasion. Our work is multi-platform so experience doing on-camera work is a bonus, as is an understanding of working across different digital media.
You will work closely not only with the news team across the North West of England, but also with our news network across the UK. You will be joining a passionate, hard-working team who care deeply about keeping our audiences up to date using audio and video elements to tell stories on air and online. You must have a genuine interest in news, current affairs and sport to fit this role. News never stops and is a significant part of Bauer’s daily output, keeping our radio stations connected to the communities we broadcast to
- Produce multimedia content on multiple news stories for on-air, the news pages of our website and our social media channels.
- Have sharp enough judgement to be across the news agenda and react to breaking news in your patch.
- Report from the scene of news events across all platforms.
- Work with other team members across England and the UK to maintain news diaries and plan ahead to enhance our news output in all day parts.
- Secure exclusive, original stories targeted to our audience
- Build strong reliable contacts in patch
- Work reactively and proactively to ensure we are setting the news agenda both locally and nationally
The Ideal Candidate
- You will deliver reports with authority and integrity and have the passion and ability to react to breaking news and uncover original stories across the news patch, working across a range of on-air, online and social platforms.
- You should have a recognised journalism qualification, a full driving licence and will be able to work calmly and accurately, ensuring everything you broadcast or put on social media is legally sound, Ofcom-compliant, accurate and balanced.
- You will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding and experience of modern audio/video broadcasting platforms and how they can assist our teams in delivering news content to a wide range of audiences.
- You should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the kinds of stories which will resonate with our audiences