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Media and Publishing
Contract Type
Full Time

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Role Introduction

Salary Banding: C

Contract Type: Continuing

Location: Worcester

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants. Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

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 (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

We're looking for a first-class journalist to join the ambitious team at BBC H&W. You will be responsible for preparing and reading bulletins at the weekend and newsgathering in the TSA.
Under the Local Value for All structure, this is a critical role, liaising with News Online and Midlands Today about any new or developing stories across Saturday and Sunday.
Our audiences at the weekend are as large as during the week and we're committed to a 7 day operation serving our communities.
Even though this is a part-time role, there are opportunities for more work for those candidates who are interested.

Role Responsibilities

  • Produce and present BBC Hereford & Worcester's weekend morning bulletins.
  • Exercise editorial judgment in developing story ideas and producing accurate and impartial journalism.
  • To undertake pre- and post-production and studio work, live and pre-recorded. Use a range of video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes and bulletins in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards.
  • To liaise closely with other team members and with other departments in the BBC, to ensure that output material is shared, duplication is avoided, and best practice is upheld.
  • To tailor different news treatments for different audiences ensuring that the output reflects the audiences we serve.
  • To produce engaging audio through a range of production skills.
  • Delivering to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest editorial standards.
  • At all times to carry out duties in accordance with the BBC health and safety policy.

The Ideal Candidate

The right person will be able to demonstrate:
Significant recent experience of reading live radio bulletins.
Sound editorial and policy decisions based upon a clear understanding of the BBC's distinctive news agenda, the requirements of news and current affairs coverage and the audience.
Ability to use technology as required, in order to gather material for broadcast and an understanding of how to maximise opportunities presented by digital platforms including BBC Sounds.
Understands how a team works effectively.
A commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how individual differences can benefit the BBC.
Effective planning and organising skills, ability to concentrate on several areas of work at one time, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting positively to changes and conflicting priorities.

Please note that you will only be asked to submit a CV by way of application for this vacancy, and this CV will be the sole basis on which we initially review your application. We would therefore encourage you to approach your CV as an application, and to tailor it to highlight the skills and experience which we've talked about in this advert. We'd love to know not only about your most relevant experience and responsibilities in previous roles, but also any achievements, transferable skills, or areas of personal or professional interest that highlight why you'd be a great candidate for this role.

Key Criteria

Creativity - the ability to generate great story ideas for use on local radio and in the digital space.

Social media experience - a working knowledge of social media platforms and how they can be best used to reach our audience.

Editorial skills - to understand the priorities and pitfalls of story selection.

Video/audio - an understanding of production and editing.

Live broadcasting - the ability to perform live in pressurised circumstances and time sensitive environments


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