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Freelance Broadcast Journalist

Wireless

Freelance Broadcast Journalist

  • Division: Radio GB
  • Job Type: Freelance
  • Location: Wolverhampton
  • Department: Wireless
  • Closing Date: 04/03/2019
  • Reporting To: -

Summary

You will be working in our Wolverhampton studios broadcasting across the West Midlands

Main Description

We are Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company, owned by News UK and Ireland Limited. Wireless operates 32 national and local radio stations across the UK and Ireland.

These include talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station and global audio partner of the Premier League, alongside popular national digital stations talkSPORT 2talkRADIO and Virgin Radio. From FM104 in Dublin, to 96.4 The Wave in Swansea, our local radio brands are distinguished by their connections with their local communities.

Job Role: Freelance Broadcast Journalist

Location: Wolverhampton (Signal 107)


You will be working in our Wolverhampton studios broadcasting across the West Midlands, North Worcestershire and Shropshire, filling shifts across the week and weekend on an ad hoc basis.

The role is desk based and 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.

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 journalism qualification (NCTJ or Degree)
  • Great voice and writing skills
  • Strong working knowledge of media law
  • Experience of working on a radio/TV news desk - both reading bulletins and reporting.
  • Ideally you’ll have an interest and working knowledge of sport.
  • Knowledge and previous use of Burli software would be an advantage

Apply by sending us a copy of your CV, a demo and a statement, telling us why you should be part of our team.

Please note, only applications that include a demo will be considered

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.

 

To apply - Please send a copy of your CV and demo to - kristina.best@news.co.uk

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