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  • 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 negotiable salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 25 days annual leave with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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Job description

BBC Radio Wiltshire serves audiences across a large and vibrant county, from Salisbury Plain to Swindon, Trowbridge to Tidworth. The county is known for its historic landscapes and monuments but is also a thriving business hub and commuter belt for many. It boasts a quarter of the British Army as well as other major employers such as Dyson and Nationwide. We’re committed to telling amazing stories from our communities and bringing in new audiences through creating content which generates impact on-air and on demand. We’re looking for a Journalism Coordinator to work on our Afternoon show and Weekend Breakfast shows, both of which are presented and outputted from Gloucestershire.

Main responsibilities

  • You’ll be based in the BBC Radio Wiltshire newsroom but will spend each day liaising with presenters and producers at BBC Radio Gloucestershire to provide stories for our shared Afternoon show and Weekend Breakfast programmes.
  • This will involve sourcing ideas, researching items, setting up guests and scripting and recording audio and video clips.
  • You may be asked to go out and record voxes, interviews and packages and there may be some live reporting opportunities as well.
  • You’ll also be reversioning content for BBC Sounds, social media platforms and audio replays
  • You may occasionally be expected to work in our Ops area, helping output programmes by getting guests up on the telephone and taking calls from listeners.

Knowledge, skills, training and experience

  • You’ll be a self-starter bursting with great stories, creative treatments and good local contacts, plus plenty of ideas on how to make compelling radio for our audiences in both Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.
  • You’ll be confident finding stories out and about, online and through social media.
  • You’ll be a great team player, willing to take direction from presenters and producers, but equally happy to work solo and get on with the task in hand.
  • You’ll be a thorough researcher, and confident writing scripts, and recording and editing audio.
  • You’ll have the ability to establish rapport quickly with a wide range of people within and outside the BBC, either face to face, over the phone or in writing.
  • You’ll also have a good understanding of social media platforms and how to create online content. You’ll be well organised and a great communicator.