Journalist (Newsreader) BBC Radio Solent
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12 month attachment/fixed term contract.
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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
BBC Radio Solent is the South's original local radio station; on air for over forty years and serving an audience passionate about local issues and where they live. Based in Southampton and Dorchester and broadcasting to Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight it’s a vibrant, varied and extremely busy news patch.
BBC Radio Solent is looking for an afternoon newsreader. If you're an experienced journalist with superb writing skills and an excellent broadcasting voice we want to hear from you. You’ll be passionate about delivering the news in a creative and ear-grabbing way. You will want your bulletins to stand out and you’ll be passionate about the craft. You’ll know how to write a brilliant top line, how to distil a story into three lines. You’ll be tuned into what our audience wants and you’ll know what stories make the best leads.
Are you the right candidate?
You'll have substantial experience in a radio newsroom, first class writing skills, real on-air authority, a critical ear and an appreciation of what makes compelling radio. You’ll be adept at social media and enjoy finding stories as much as delivering them on air. In addition, you'll need a good understanding of the BBC Radio Solent audience and the different communities that call the South home. You’ll also be responsible for helping with stories for the following morning’s bulletins.
Please note that in order to be considered for this role we will require a voice demonstration (this can be an MP3 on email) to be submitted by (Closing date). The demo should be a news bulletin that you have written and read yourself. It needs to give us a clear example of your writing skills, your authority in delivering the news, plus it should demonstrate your creativity in how you treat each story and bring it to life using audio and clips. It should be a maximum of 4 minutes. Please email an MP3 to Tim Atkinson, News Editor, BBC Radio Solent, email@example.com Please make sure it is clearly labelled.
We will not consider any application without a supporting voice demo, although a range of short listing criteria is considered, the quality of the audio submitted will be highly weighted.
For further information on the role please contact Tim Atkinson (News Editor) on 023 8063 1311.
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