Broadcast Journalist

Location:West Midlands
Job Type:Full Time

Job Description

Location: Birmingham

Contract: Full-time

Closing Date:18/10/2019

About Us

Global is one of the world’s leading Media & Entertainment groups. As the UK’s largest commercial radio company, Global reaches more than 32 million people every week including 25 million on the radio alone through its respected media brands; Capital, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold. Global recently moved into outdoor advertising following the major acquisitions of Primesight, Outdoor Plus and Exterion Media. With over 250,000 outdoor advertising points, Global is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in Europe. The company headquarters is in London’s iconic Leicester Square.

Job description

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented, experienced journalist to join our passionate, hardworking team, covering a broad and exciting patch for Global’s Newsroom Midlands.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of one years professional experience in producing pre-recorded and live bulletins, as well as live reporting. You need to be comfortable providing coverage of big and relevant stories across the Midlands as well as on a national platform.

You will have a great passion for news and aware it happens 24/7, so an understanding this isn’t a ‘normal’ office job is essential. You should be willing to take responsibility for being across the news agenda for the patch, and able to demonstrate a proven track record in responding to breaking news stories. Flexibility and versatility in the role is vital. 

What you will be doing

  • You will regularly provide content for Heart, Smooth and Capital as well as our national talk stations LBC and LBC London News. Knowledge of what makes a local story interesting to a national audience is preferable, as is the ability to set the agenda with your on-brand and creative content. 
  • You will thrive on instigating your own unique, off-diary, exclusive stories. You will need to be an efficient and effective forward planner to ensure we are leading the agenda both locally and nationally. Good local knowledge is a huge advantage. 
  • You will have excellent networking skills, with experience of contributing to effective contacts databases
  • You should be confident in using a full range of social and multi-media tools to deliver a successful multi-platform news experience for audiences across Global’s brands - on-air, on-line and across social media. 
  • Reporting to the Regional News Editor and Deputy you will play a key role in helping ensure that bulletins reflect Global’s brand guidelines along with Ofcom’s.
  • A sound knowledge of the law and broadcasting code is essential.
  • You will have a full, clean UK Driving License, and been driving for a minimum of a year.

Who you will work with:

  • Regional News Editor 
  • Deputy Regional News Edito
  • Senior Broadcast Journalists 
  • Regional and London News Teams
  • LBC Producers
  • Group News management

How to apply:

Please send a current CV and demo (mp3) to melissa.hancock@global.com

*Applications received without a demo will not be considered. 

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