Journalists, BBC Radio Newsroom

Job Reference: BBC/TP/126103/38003
Number of Positions: 2
Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time
Contract Details: Continuing
Salary: within Job Pay Range
Working Hours: 35
Closing Date: 28/04/2019
Job Category: Journalism
BBC Region / Division: News & Current Affairs
BBC Business Unit: News - Newsgathering
Location: London

Package Description

Band: C


  • Fixed term contract / Attachment (12 months)
  • Continuing (permanent) contract 

Base: London, New Broadcasting House 

  • 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.

Only internal staff are eligible to apply for the role on an attachment basis. You need to be on a continuing (permanent) contract and you need to have worked for the BBC for more than one year and not have been on an attachment in the last 12 months. You will also need permission from your line manager.  You can find out more on our attachments page. 

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK

Job Introduction

The BBC Radio is at the heart of the BBC’s news operation in central London, serving tens of millions listeners in the UK and around the world.  It provides the news for Radio 2, R3, R4, 6Music and the World Service.  Its journalism is trusted throughout the world.  

Main Responsibilities

Our journalists play a vital role in the newsroom. They write and produce the news, working closely with the BBC’s top correspondents. But they are also encouraged to come up with their own story ideas and get them on air.

The Radio Newsroom’s output is extensive and diverse;

  • World Service: news bulletins, programmes and podcasts.
  • R2: news bulletins for the UK’s biggest radio station
  • R3: summaries and headlines.
  • R4: the news on Today, The World at One, PM and the Six o’ Clock News.
  • 6Music: summaries.

Are you the right candidate?

Successful candidates will have opportunities to broadcast, both as a reporter and a newsreader so a good broadcasting voice is essential. We are looking to recruit experienced journalists who can produce the news for each of the networks we serve.

We are looking for people with ideas to develop the Newsroom’s digital strategy and its presence on social media.  .


About the BBC

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

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.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

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

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