Monday, 13 April 2020, 5.00pm

BBC Radio Foyle is looking for a talented journalist to bring experience and develop new skills covering our fascinating, busy news patch in the North West of Northern Ireland. Journalists in the Foyle news team deliver content for BBC Radio Foyle, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC NI TV, BBC News Online, as well as for social platforms.

The successful candidate will have a high standard of written English, radio production skills, a reputation for creative thinking, a track record of original journalism and a thorough grasp of the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines and journalism law.

This role has been identified as a Business-Critical.

Role Responsibility
– Offering original stories
– Offering story ideas that resonate with the BBC Radio Foyle and BBC NI audiences
– Writing broadcast-quality scripts for radio programmes and bulletins
– Recording, mixing and editing radio content
– Operating the latest broadcast technology
– Broadcasting live from location
– Delivering creative story treatments
– Working to tight deadlines
– Working as part of a small team
– Confidence in dealing with complex editorial and legal issues

Are you the right candidate?
As the right candidate for this role you will have either a recognised journalistic qualification or practical experience in journalism. Off the back of this you will have developed first class news judgement and an in-depth knowledge of Northern Ireland and, in particular, North West affairs.

A proven record of good writing skills and ability to originate, develop and plan stories and programmes is imperative to this role along with experience of working co-operatively as part of a small team. You’ll also have knowledge of production techniques and facilities in Radio, Television and News Online and the ability to develop multi-media production skills.

See link below for further details.



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