Broadcast Journalist and Presenter
A freelance and contract journalism job at Islam Channel in Ilford
Posted 13 September 2018, 4.31am edt
Company: Islam Channel - Sky 727/Virgin 838 Hours: Full-time 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday (flexibility required to work occasional weekends, bank holidays and additional hours) Salary: Competitive and based on knowledge, skills & experience
Islam Channel is the UK’s largest Muslim-focussed network, producing a wide range of programmes across a variety of disciplines: news & current affairs, business & finance, lifestyle/magazine, sport, religion and health. It uses multiple platforms to reach thousands of viewers in over 100 countries worldwide. Islam Channel sees itself as a creative house, acting as the ‘voice of the voiceless’. This means that no matter how big or small, if it matters to you it matters to us. Islam Channel is committed to building an international and culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under-represented groups.
Can you write compelling scripts without the ‘waffle’? Can you find intriguing stories and contributors relevant to a target audience? Are you capable of sourcing stories the mainstream may have missed?
This is a role with Islam Channel News & Current Affairs Programming tasked with producing topical news content for a Muslim-majority audience around the world. You will be responsible for producing, originating, preparing and presenting news stories, reports, packages, interviews, discussions, background analysis and features. You must be able to use social media to maximise output, including using it to source relevant stories.
The ideal candidate will be results driven and thrive in a culturally diverse environment, eager to work on interesting and varied projects. Knowledge of Ofcom broadcasting regulations is a must. Applicants should ideally have first-hand experience working in a media environment relevant to either current affairs and/or news with excellent written and spoken English language skills.
- An interest in people, news, current affairs and good general knowledge
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Confidence in front of a camera and an 'on air' presence
- A basic understanding of appropriate technical equipment and relevant editing software
- The ability to work under pressure, both in teams and individually
- Outstanding analytical skills and ability to absorb, extract and present information in a clear and understandable way
- The ability to build rapport and to handle interactions with sensitivity, empathy and diplomacywhile maintaining impartiality
- Excellent interviewing and listening skills
- An eye for a story, with an ability to generate original ideas and the confidence to pitch to senior editors
- Tenacity, persistence, resourcefulness and creative problem-solving skills.
- Language skills may be an advantage for certain roles.
- Minimum of 1-2 years previous relevant experience, although some training will be provided.
- Degree level or above
- Applicants must have the right to work in the U.K.
- Only successful applicants will be contacted