Broadcast Journalist - Freelance Pool (BBC Radio Wiltshire,...

Date Posted: 30+ days ago

Job Description

Job Introduction

We’re looking for talented, flexible journalists to join our pool of freelancers across the West working for BBC Radio Wiltshire, BBC Radio Gloucestershire, BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Radio Somerset.

We celebrate our people and produce lively, personality-packed programmes every day.

And, of course, we’ve got one of the most beautiful region’s in England to work and play in.

Main Responsibilities

We need freelancers to cover project work, leave, weekends and for other ad-hoc reasons.

Whether you can read bulletins, set up or produce programmes, research stories or have another radio-specific skill, we’d love to hear from you!

Are you the right candidate?

You’ll need to have an element of radio experience, whether in the BBC or commercial sector and have some audio editing skills. Do please make your experience clear in your application.

If you can read bulletins, we need to know you’ve got a great voice and can write clearly and succinctly.

If you’re a programmes person, you’ll need to be creative, organised and bursting with ideas.

Or if your experience is more research-focused, we need to know about your resilience and nose for a story.

Experience of the ViLoR studio setup and OpenMedia is desirable but not essential.

For an informal chat about the BBC Radio West freelance pool, please contact BBC Radio Wiltshire’s, News Editor, Carly Appleby -

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Freelance Pool
Location: BBC Radio Wiltshire, BBC Radio Gloucestershire, BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Radio Somerset

You are eligible to apply for an internal role if you are either on a BBC Continuing (Permanent) contract, a BBC Fixed Term contract, a casual contract or freelance contract and you have worked continuously for 6 months.

Only internal staff are eligible to apply for the role on an attachment basis. You need to be on a continuing (permanent) or fixed-term contract. You need to have worked for the BBC for more than one year and will also need permission from your line manager. You can find out more on our attachments page.

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

Please note that the application process will require you to upload a CV and complete the online questionnaire(s). There is no requirement to attach a covering letter or complete the additional careers hub fields (Personal Statement/Skills/Portfolio sections).

The BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across our sites. Until further notice, all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to


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