Travel Presenter – Radio 5 Live

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October 22, 2021
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Job Introduction

5 Live is looking for a new Travel Presenter.

5 Live is a national BBC radio speech station based in Salford, covering news, sport and topical, entertaining conversation.

BBC Radio 5 Live attracts circa 5 million listeners every week with its accessible, contemporary programming.


Role Responsibility

We are looking for a part time travel presenter to present our travel bulletins across our Breakfast and Drive output on weekdays.

The role involves researching travel information to then write short summaries  - typically around a minute in duration - that you will present during the breakfast and drive programmes.

You’ll have access to the raw information through a range of sources, and you’ll need to know what is relevant to broadcast to a national UK audience across roads and public transport. You’ll be a confident speaker, comfortable with presenting information in a concise and engaging way. And you’ll be able to react to new information quickly, or join in with the on air conversation as part of our programmes when needed. Working as part of a small team you will need clear and confident decision-making skills. Some broadcast or recorded presentation experience from any platform is required.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they are a confident and engaging presenter, with an understanding of the issues that can affect UK roads, public transport and the impact on our listeners’ journeys day to day. You will also need to demonstrate the ability to work in a team, have some experience of broadcasting or presenting on any platform, and that you are organised with good time management.

Please note that be asked to submit the following:

CV – We encourage you to tailor your CV to highlight the skills and experience which we’ve talked about here – we’d love to know not only about your most relevant experience and responsibilities in previous roles but also any particular achievements or areas of personal or professional interest that highlight why you’d be a great candidate for this role.

Task – We would like you to record  an example of a 5 live travel bulletin – which can be as simple as 3 or 4 examples of travel problems that might be experienced by our listeners on a given day. You should also include an additional audio example of you talking about something you are knowledgeable or passionate about to further demonstrate your ability to engage an audience in a conversational way. Total duration of both pieces together should be no more than 3 minutes.


Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Part Time- FTC/Attachment
Location: Salford Quay House

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.
  • BenefitsWe offer a competitive salary package, a flexible working week for work-life balance, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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