A full-time journalism job at Wireless Group in Wigan
Posted 25 May 2018, 11.34am edt
Wish FM, Tower FM and Wire FM have a combined broadcast to a potential audience of over a million people across Wigan, St Helens, Bolton, Bury, Warrington, Widnes and Runcorn. We’re looking to replace a member of our news team to deliver the stories that are important to our audience.
We are looking for an experienced journalist who can create engaging content both on air, and online.
You will be based in our studios in Wigan, but will also spend plenty of time out and about covering stories across the North West.
We won't lie - it's a challenging role that will involve finding and developing stories in our local communities, working to tight deadlines, and responding calmly and quickly to breaking news.
But no two days will ever be the same, and you will be working with an amazing group of people who really care about what they do.
In fact, our team has received nominations at the IRN Awards for our interviews and reports both in News and Sport.
We are looking for someone as passionate as we are about news, who can use their initiative to produce first-class stories.
You will need:
A journalism qualification
A full driving licence
Great voice and writing skills
Good working knowledge of media law
Experience of working on a busy news desk - both reading bulletins and reporting.
- Desirably you’ll have an interest and knowledge of sport especially Rugby League
We offer a competitive salary and the chance to take your journalism career to the next level in an exciting and diverse local radio environment.
Apply by sending us a copy of your CV, a bulletin demo and statement, telling us why you should be part of our team
Please note, only applications that include a demo will be considered
Wish FM, Wire FM and Tower FM are part of Wireless Group, a leading UK and Irish media company, which is wholly owned by News Corp UK and Ireland Limited.
The group operates 23 leading radio brands across the UK and Ireland. These include market leading stations embedded in their local communities as well as popular national brands such as talkSPORT, the world's biggest sports radio station, talkRADIO and Virgin Radio.
As well as radio, Wireless Group operates a growing digital services division incorporating Simply Zesty and Tibus.
The group is also a leading provider of digital radio broadcasting opportunities in the UK through its DAB multiplex business and operates a successful international division under its talkSPORT brand.
Wireless Group, part of the News Corp portfolio of brands, is a world renowned global media business, so there’s no better place to start or develop your career in media.