Journalist (Producer), BBC Radio Leeds

Job Reference: BBC/TP/747584/36055
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Details: Continuing
Salary: Within Band
Working Hours: 35
Closing Date: 23/04/2019
Job Category: Journalism
BBC Region / Division: Nations and Regions
BBC Business Unit: N&R – English Regions
Location: Leeds

Package Description

Contract: Continuing

Location: Leeds

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses.
  • 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.

Job Introduction

BBC Radio Leeds is ARIA Local Radio Station of the Year. It is home of the Richard Stead Breakfast Show and The Stephanie Hirst Show. Our two big cities – Leeds and Bradford – are vibrant, ambitious and diverse, and are surrounded by Yorkshire's iconic countryside. Our output celebrates where we live, champions local people and gets them talking. BBC Radio Leeds has an opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic producer to join our award winning team.

Main Responsibilities

Do you love Yorkshire?

Can you produce live radio programmes?

Do you work in a live broadcast environment?

Are you passionate about making great radio?

Can you demonstrate that you have an excellent range of contacts?

And are you up for experimenting with formats and bringing in new ideas?

BBC Radio Leeds is recruiting for a programme producer to work on our daytime shows!

Are you the right candidate?

You’ll be able to find and research stories that resonate with our audience.

You’ll be able to find new, diverse voices and help to explain what’s happening and why it matters.

You’re plugged into what’s happening in the world and what it means to our listeners - but can see past the media bubble.

We are looking for creative people who want to cover the stories that the BBC is missing - in a style that is relevant to our changing audience.

With the support of an experienced team, you’ll be committed to covering the most important local and national stories of the day with the BBC’s respected journalistic rigour.

If you think you have the ideas and can make a change - we want to hear from you.

You’ll need experience of radio production and some technical ability - knowledge of audio editing software is desirable, however, we can provide you training and support.

Please note: There is a formal job description attached to this advert, but please be rest assured that your creativity, passion for storytelling and people skills are most important for this role.  We can help you learn the rest!

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise. 

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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