Senior Journalist Reporter, Sport

Job Reference: BBC/TP/7182/38083
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Contract Details: FTC / Attachment
Salary: Within Band
Working Hours: 35
Closing Date: 14/04/2019
Job Category: Journalism
BBC Region / Division: Nations and Regions
BBC Business Unit: N&R - Wales
Location: Cardiff / Caerdydd

Package Description

Senior Journalist Reporter, BBC Wales Sport 

Contract: FTC / Attachment until 31st March 2020

Band: D

Base: Cardiff


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.


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.


Job Introduction

BBC Cymru Wales Sport has a track record in developing and delivering distinctive and original output.  We are now seeking a Senior Journalist reporter, to present our Sport content on Radio Wales, and to be a key member of the presentation team on our morning programmes.

We are looking for a confident and creative live broadcaster with proven editorial judgement, flair and the ability to make valid decisions quickly and confidently, while being comfortable in a live fast-paced broadcasting environment.  A knowledge and passion for sport is essential, and the successful candidate will have a sound understanding of our output and audience.

Main Responsibilities

You will originate, research, write and broadcast sports content of the highest standard and deliver analytical pieces for broadcast or publication, displaying an appropriate level of urgency and ensuring content is constantly fresh and updated.  This should be done with minimal supervision.

You will meet the highest journalistic standards and fully observe the BBC Editorial Guidelines at all times.  You will bring in original content from contacts in the world of Welsh Sport, ensuring that content and platforms reflect the diversity of the community they serve.  You will alert editors to breaking news and be ready to deliver accurate and immediate reports as soon as possible.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will have an excellent and demonstrable knowledge of news and sport in Wales and excellent contacts across a range of topic areas, and specialising in Sport.  You will have a demonstrable professional relationship with key stakeholders and a track record of live broadcasting and delivering sport stories in a live environment.  You will display a flair for creative multi-media techniques including social media, and you will liaise with other journalists and producers cross platforms and across the BBC.

You will have an informed interest in Welsh sport along with proven writing and production skills.  A working knowledge of the most recent digital production and editing technology would be an advantage.

You’ll also have a sense of urgency and the ability to deliver content quickly and accurately to BBC standards.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate direct experience of issues affecting diverse communities in Wales.


In addition to your application, you will need to submit a link to your showreel, evidencing your radio broadcast work to by 14 April 2019

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

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.  

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