Journalist, Radio Wales News

Job Reference: BBC/TP/590140/36183
Number of Positions: 2
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Contract Details: Fixed Term Contract (6 months)
Salary: Within Band
Working Hours: 35
Closing Date: 12/03/2019
Job Category: Journalism
BBC Region / Division: Nations and Regions
BBC Business Unit: N&R - Wales
Location: Cardiff

Package Description

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

(d) Welsh language skills are not necessary  /  Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.  /   Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.

Contract ending October 2019

Job Introduction

Radio Wales News produces some of BBC Wales' most popular programmes and has a reputation of driving the news agenda in Wales in a challenging, insightful and creative way. You'll be part of a team that makes around 30 hours of radio a week, ranging from daily news programmes and on-the-hour bulletins to investigative current affairs and rural affairs programmes.

BBC Wales News and Current Affairs is an integrated team of journalists working across radio, TV and online in English and Welsh.  Our aims are excellence, collaboration and innovation - for our teams and for our output. This job is for a Journalist initially working primarily in Radio Wales News but you will be expected, encouraged and supported to work in different parts of the operation in order to develop your career and where operational demands require.

Main Responsibilities

As a Journalist on the team you will play an important role in making outstanding, entertaining and relatable radio on both Good Morning Wales and Good Evening Wales. You'll be expected to find and pitch story ideas, find the best guests and write excellent scripts and briefs.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will need to be resilient and creative on a daily basis, demonstrate a passion for engaging radio and demonstrate a good knowledge of Wales.

Please note that working evenings and weekends is required for this role.

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