Broadcast Journalist

Job Type:Full Time
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Job Description

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.

Reporting to:

Regional News Editor

Senior Broadcast Journalists

Managing Editor

Regional and Group News Teams

Managing Director of the Broadcast Centre

Overall Purpose

We are looking for a talented Broadcast Journalist for a key role in Global Radio’s news team based in Fareham.

You will be creative, have a fantastic voice and great writing skills, to produce exciting content for local news bulletins on Heart and Capital. You’ll also be involved in creating content for Global’s national brands, LBC and Classic FM.

What you’ll be doing:

We want you to be passionate about news, and eager to investigate and create your own unique and exclusive stories.

You will be confident working on your own and under the guidance of your Regional News Editor to provide on-target, agenda-setting news content.

You will have a commanding on-air presence across our brand portfolio providing live input on LBC and delivering bespoke local bulletins. You will be keen to get to the scene of breaking news across our patch and provide bespoke, live content for our local and national brands. Your primary focus will be as a reporter, expanding your contact database and providing exclusive content for multiple brands.

You’ll have these skills and experience:

You will have a journalism qualification, and experience of broadcasting both live and pre-recorded news bulletins. You should have a good understanding of the region in which you are working and the key issues facing that region.

You will be able to create original news content that will appeal to our target audiences. You’ll also make sure that everything you do is compliant with legal and broadcast regulations, and consistent with Global’s values and standards.

You’ll be using a full range of multi-media tools to research, write, and edit local online news, as well as creating engaging content on our Twitter accounts complete with videos and audio links.