Broadcast and Digital Journalist
A full-time journalism job at Radio Essex in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Posted 2 February 2018, 10.16am est
Radio Essex is an expanding local radio station, operating a hit music format. Our core audience is the 25-34 age group, so our sound is fresh, vibrant and current. Our news output covers the stories that matter to the whole of Essex, a large, diverse and ever-changing county. We’re looking for a talented journalist, with some digital and social media experience, to join us in our purpose-built studios on Southend Seafront.
As the successful candidate in this role you’ll be a qualified Broadcast Journalist with a great broadcast voice, a passion for developing local news and a brilliant on-air tone. You’ll have the ability to approach stories from different angles to make sure the listener sits up to take notice. Love digging out a story from scratch, using your own ideas and intuition? Perfect. As much as press releases provide content, you’ll also have the chance to create “Radio Essex exclusives”. The more we develop as a team, the more we will strive to create award winning content.
As a news hub covering three stations across several counties, our desk provides a lot of bulletins – so you’ll be cool and calm under pressure, unflustered and efficient in delivering output.
Reporting to the Director of News and Digital, you’ll work day to day on both a selection of news reading and reporting shifts, and keeping our social media content up to date. Both of these areas will involve working closely with on-air staff, producers, commercial and marketing – so you’ll get a well-rounded view of the ins and outs of radio station life.
You’ll need to be flexible, covering shifts from early breakfast through to weekend mornings.
What you’ll need….
- A journalism qualification and experience in a radio role
- Confidence in conducting and editing great interviews – as well as writing attention-grabbing copy
- A strong understanding of media law
- A grasp of all areas of news, including business, sport and entertainment
- The ability to work both as part of a team and when left to your own devices
- Experience creating and posting web and social media content
- Burli and Photoshop experience are a bonus, but not a requirement – training will be offered
What can we offer you?
We offer a competitive salary, as well as plenty of company benefits along with development opportunities and a supportive and positive work environment. All the while you’ll be working at a beachside location in view of the longest pleasure pier in the world!