Senior Broadcast Journalist
A full-time journalism job at Global in Milton Keynes
Posted 12 September 2018, 8.35am edt
Here at Global, we are looking for a strong news reader to come and look after the breakfast news bulletin for Herts, Beds, Bucks and Northants.
You’ll be joining the team in our Milton Keynes newsroom and will be an integral part of the Breakfast Show with Ivan and Emma.
As the main bulletin reader, you’ll be creating high quality, relevant, timely and accurate local news content. You’ll be setting the agenda on a daily basis for the Four Counties and feeding stories into our national news talk brand, LBC. You’ll also play a key role in any major news events in your region.
You’ll ensure our local bulletins reflect Global and Ofcom’s guidelines.
You’ll be highly skilled in the use of the full range of social and multi-media tools available to deliver a successful multi-platform news experience for audiences.
You’ll obviously be experienced with all legal and broadcast regulations.
What will you be doing?
You’ll be researching and presenting news bulletins as directed by the Regional News Editor. You’ll be passionate about writing original, exciting news and current affairs content across multiple platforms.
Using your experience in multi-media and social media, you'll help deliver exclusive content and stories across different platforms with the aim of delivering potentially award winning coverage.
News happens 24/7 and this isn’t a ‘normal’ office job. Along with Regional News Editor, and Deputy, you’ll assist the local coverage on big stories, as well as reading bulletins and reporting from the field.
You should be capable of standing in at other Broadcast Centres, including London.
What we expect of you
Global Radio's Senior Broadcast Journalists should be obsessed about the news and our brands, experienced journalistically, capable of taking responsibility for editorial decision making and helping ensure the Broadcast Centre operates to the best of its abilities.
You'll have a great reading style and excellent voice as well as supporting others in developing theirs. You'll be just as at ease presenting either pre-recorded or live bulletins.
You should be at the forefront of delivering exclusive local stories on air and online having been experienced at reporting, desk editing and bulletin production for several years.
You’ll have good relationships within Global and understand the key relationships and requirements of any brand-licensed stations.
Networking skills are required, alongside a great knowledge of news issues in your area.
You should be contributing and developing an effective contacts database for your area.
You’ll have a great knowledge of media law and understanding of the Ofcom Broadcast Code.
A full, clean UK Driving License is essential
Who you will work with
- Regional News Editor
- Deputy Regional News Editor
- Managing Editors & Managing Directors
- Other Broadcast Journalists
- Group Head of News
- Group News Coordinator
- Deputy Group Head of News