BBC Radio Oxford and BBC Radio Berkshire are looking to create a pool of broadcast journalists available to work on an ad hoc basis often at short notice including weekend work. We’re looking for experienced individuals who know how to find great stories and turn them into compelling radio. You’ll work in a vibrant newsroom serving a population of Oxfordshire or Berkshire both covering a rich and diverse patch.
It’s a great opportunity for a journalist who thrives on finding the stories that really matter to our audience.
The role covers a range of shifts including working as a reporter, reading/writing newsbulletins and programme production.You’ll enjoy the challenge of developing original journalism.
You will have the ability to work efficiently under pressure and to tight deadlines.
The Ideal Candidate
You will be an experienced Broadcast Journalist, skilled in radio production techniques, with first class writing skills and a great voice for radio. Experience of working closely with presenters would be an advantage. You will need to be an ambitious and dynamic individual; a self-starter with plenty of initiative; a great team player who recognises and harnesses the skills and talents of others to deliver the best possible output. You will have sound editorial judgment and thorough knowledge of broadcast law. You will be required to operate the full range of our broadcast equipment.
Note: Acceptance as a casual/freelancer does not guarantee work; in order to be able to secure more shifts you’ll need to be as flexible as possible and able to work a variety of shifts, often at late notice.