Senior Broadcast Journalist (12 month FTC)

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December 11, 2020
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We are Global

We’re proud to be one of the world’s leading media and entertainment groups. Whether it be on-air, via global player or through our outdoor advertising, we entertain and reach over 50 million individuals across the UK every week. 

Across our entire business, we’re committed to making more moments that matter for our audiences, customers and for each other. And every moment matters…the small, the big and everything in between. We couldn’t do any of it without our talented, passionate Globallers. Everything we do is driven by our culture and the talented people who make it happen.

Here at Global, we have a saying…it’s all about how you make people feel. It’s our company ethos, our guiding belief and it’s so much more than words. It’s the vibe you get when you walk into one of our offices, it’s what keeps us honest and true to who we are, and above all, it’s the reason we all love to work here.

Overview of job

We are looking for a hardworking, experienced Senior Broadcast Journalist for a key role in Global Radio’s news team based in the Midlands. The role can vary from being on-air, reading bulletins for Heart, Smooth and Capital on our various stations across the Midlands, to capturing audio and video content out in the field providing live broadcasts into national programming.

You will be creative, have a fantastic voice, great writing skills to produce exciting content for local news bulletins, as well as reporting live from the scene of a breaking news story. You’ll also be involved in crafting content for Global’s national brands, LBC and Classic FM.

3 best things about the job

  • No 2 days are the same; you'll be working on all the stories that matter most to the listener, on a local and national platform.

  • You will have the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best journalists in the country & contribute to discussions of national interest.

  • This role can lead to great career progression!

Measures of success 

In the first few months, you would have:

  • Got to grips with all the patches in the Midlands region and an understanding of our audiences and demographics.

  • Learnt more about Global, as a leader in the entertainment industry.

  • Receive training for the role as a reader and reporter

  • Regular reading shifts across our brands and patches

  • Reported live from a breaking news story into LBC and/or LBC News.

  • Worked on off-diary stories for local and national stations individually/as a team.

Responsibilities of the role

  • You will read hourly bulletins on various brands for some of our 9 stations across the Midlands

  • Generate compelling content on-air and on social/online

  • Make good local contacts that can be shared with LBC and Global’s Newsrooms.

What you will need

The ideal candidate will be proactive and willing to develop and implement innovative solutions, capable of the following:

  • We want you to be passionate about news, and eager to investigate and build your own unique and exclusive stories.

  • You will be confident working on your own and under the mentorship of your Regional News Editor to provide on-target, agenda-setting news content.

  • You will have confidence and professional delivery on our local bulletins, targeting our listeners across the Midlands with on brand content.

  • You will have a commanding on-air presence providing live input on LBC and delivering live reports from breaking news across the Midlands region.

  • You'll be the eyes and ears of Global's Newsroom in the patch you're responsible for so you will, on occasion, be required to respond at short notice to breaking news outside the usual working hours; providing live broadcasts into local and national programming as well as contribute video & digital content for our online team.

  • Reporting to the Regional News Editor and Deputies you will play a key role in helping ensure that Midlands bulletins reflect Global’s brand guidelines along with Ofcom’s. You’ll also make sure that everything you do is compliant with legal and broadcast regulations, so a good understanding of media law and awareness of the Ofcom Broadcast Code is vital.

  • You will have a full UK Driving Licence with at least 2 years driving experience.

Everyone is welcome at Global 

Just like our media and entertainment platforms are for everyone, so are our workplaces. We know that we can’t possibly serve our diverse audiences without first nurturing and celebrating it in our people and that’s why we work hard to build an inclusive and diverse culture for everyone. We believe that different will set us apart, so no matter what you look like, where you come from or what your favourite radio station is, we want to hear from you.

Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at Global