Newsreader, BBC Radio Gloucestershire

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August 1, 2022
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We’re recruiting a brilliant journalist for the BBC Radio Gloucestershire team.

It’s a post for an experienced newsreader - or someone with the potential to be the station’s main bulletins reader.

You won’t be someone who turns up and read from the wires – we want a journalist talented at rooting out stories and creatively telling them.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work across all the roles in our news team, including reporting, producing our news output and  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.

Main Responsibilities

  • Being our main bulletins reader with a superb on air presence – delivering them with warmth and authority

On a weekly basis you could have a varied workload including:

  • Creating fantastic packages for breakfast and afternoon (drive) shows
  • 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.

You’ll spot the top line a mile off and order your bulletin to reflect our local news gathering – reacting quickly to breaking news and making sure we’re always accurate.

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 impartial stories that are at world-class standard.

For really experienced journalists, there’s the chance to act up as news editor too.

This isn’t a role for someone who wants to 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

Task for the application:

Please email to a demo of you reading a recent bulletin of 90 seconds – 2 minutes


We’re happy to discuss flexible working.  Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application.  There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to.  Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage. 

  • 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).