Broadcast Journalist / Newsreader- talkSPORT

A full-time journalism job at talkSPORT in London
Posted 8 July 2019, 10.09am edt

We are Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company, which is wholly owned by News UK and Ireland Limited. Our radio stations include talkSPORT, the world's biggest sports radio station and global audio partner of the Premier League, alongside popular national digital stations talkSPORT 2, talkRADIO and Virgin Radio

This is an exciting time to be joining Wireless, with more and more exclusive sport coverage across the talkSPORT network, Chris Evans' return to Virgin and stars like Eamonn Holmes and Matthew Wright presenting on talkRADIO

Your role:

Working for the world’s biggest sports radio station, we are looking for an experienced broadcast journalist who can create engaging content for bulletins across talkSPORT and Virgin Radio.

The role will be based on the talkSPORT newsdesk and you will be working in our state of the art studios at News UK in London Bridge.

The job involves turning around copy to tight deadlines, responding quickly to breaking news and creating news lines and engaging audio clips from guests across our network.

What we’re looking for from you:

We are looking for people who are passionate about news, who can use their initiative to produce first-class stories and have an outstanding broadcasting voice. You will need a strong knowledge of current affairs and sport and be familiar with the talkSPORT audience. You will need:

A journalism qualification (NCTJ or Degree) – or equivalent Extensive experience of working on a radio/TV news desk - both reading live and pre-recorded bulletins and also reporting A strong broadcast voice and sharp writing skills Extensive knowledge of current affairs and sport An understanding of the modern multimedia radio studio and newsroom An understanding of Ofcom’s broadcasting guidelines and media law generally Confidence, assertiveness, and energy To consistently generate ideas and be creative Ability to work effectively in a hectic and fast-paced environment

Closing Date 22nd July -Please note, only applications that include a demo will be considered. Upload your demo via the website or send it to -

Equal opportunities:

The Company is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment. It opposes all forms of discrimination in the workplace

We are a diverse and team so want to maximise every individual's potential to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised and utilised.

This means affording equal access to any employment opportunities within the Company according to your ability, without prejudice or discrimination by reason of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, disability or age.

This job closed on 22 July, 2019 so we’re afraid you can no longer apply for this role.
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