Senior Journalist Reporter, Wales Today

Job Reference: BBC/TP/7193/37385
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Contract Details: Attachment / Fixed Term Contract - ending 31/3/2020
Salary: Within band
Working Hours: 35
Closing Date: 22/04/2019
Job Category: Journalism
BBC Region / Division: Nations and Regions
BBC Business Unit: N&R - Wales
Location: Cardiff / Caerdydd

Package Description

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

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.

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 25 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

Contract: Attachment / Fixed Term Contract - ending 31/3/2020
Band: D
Location: Cardiff

Job Introduction

Wales Today is BBC Wales’ flagship TV news programme. You will be part of the BBC Wales Today team, reporting and presenting your own original stories as well as diary stories with a focus on sport. You’ll also be expected to provide content for a range of BBC Wales News output generating innovative treatments and original journalism. The programme broadcasts seven days a week covering news and sport for a Welsh audience.

Main Responsibilities

You will originate, research, write, report and edit reports of the highest standard and deliver analytical pieces for broadcast or publication. You will meet the highest journalistic standards and fully observe the BBC Editorial Guidelines. You will alert editors to breaking news and be ready to file accurate, immediate reports as soon as possible. You will use all formats and platforms available to tell the story in the most appropriate way and to deliver our journalism to audiences.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will have excellent and demonstrable knowledge of news and sport in Wales, and excellent contacts across a range of topic areas but specialising in sport. You will have a demonstrable professional relationship with key stakeholders, and a track record of delivering news lines on sport stories and gaining access to major events.

You will have a track record of presenting live programmes or segments of live programmes in studio or on location. You will have knowledge, or a willingness to acquire knowledge, of cameras for self-shooting and of the current editing systems in news and future systems when we move to Central Square, together with a willingness to innovate creatively and technically and to share knowledge with the wider team to develop story-telling skills.

You will be a confident and creative live broadcaster a short showreel will be required.

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