BBC Radio Cornwall is England’s top-performing BBC local radio station.We achieve outstanding results by focusing on strong, high-quality journalism and our relationship with our listeners. Our success is rooted in a long-standing, distinctive, speech-based programme schedule celebrating Cornwall’s community, culture and environment. We have a talented, hard-working and versatile team who produce great ideas and content for radio, TV, online and social media in Cornwall and the wider South West.
The Broadcast Assistant works 6am – 2pm supporting our presenters and journalists, and strengthening our relationship and reputation with our audience.The main duty is speaking to listeners and guests, either on our Breakfast Programme and Lunchtime Phone-In, or on our reception desk.The role also involves turning round audio, lining up live guests, keeping across social media platforms and looking after enquiries on our Breakfast Show, or for our Weekend team.The successful candidate may also be asked to undertake various other tasks, including presenting live travel bulletins and technical operation of a live broadcast studio. You’ll operate a variety of broadcast equipment including the on-air studios, our production suite, and the radio car, and you may work in our main Truro base or out on location, on weekdays and at weekends.
The Ideal Candidate
We are looking for someone with a great deal of experience in dealing with the public, both over the phone and face-to-face. You should have a passion for radio, a positive attitude and an ambition to help our team create and deliver powerful programmes for our community.You will have a good microphone voice and an interest in news and current affairs. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and familiarity with broadcast equipment, digital technology and social media.You must have outstanding interpersonal skills and be able to give us plenty of examples showing how you have performed, adapted and contributed in a team environment.
Please note the main business requirement for this post is to support the Breakfast Programme; the 6am start is not negotiable, although from time-to-time there may be a requirement to cover other duties at other times.
The closing date for applications is 25th June.