Thursday , April 11 2024

BBC Jobs 2023 – Sports Journalist

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About the job

Job Introduction

Although based at BBC Radio Jersey – you will be responsible for our multi-platform sport coverage across the Channel Islands – contributing regularly to BBC Radio Guernsey and BBC Channel Islands News on BBC One.

BBC Radio Jersey is the home of Sport in the Channel Islands. You’ll present our Saturday afternoon sports show on the radio in Jersey and Guernsey and be the “voice of sport” across the islands covering the Jersey Reds, Guernsey raiders, Jersey Bulls, GFC and Cricket as well as inter-island competitions such as the Siam Cup and the Muratti. We also champion less high profile sports and follow the island’s athletes at the Commonwealth Games and Island Games. We want to build on this and keep developing our social media platforms and you can help us do that! If you’re creative and have the skills we want to hear from you!

We want our digital output to better reflect and understand all audiences. The different fan bases across our islands in a diverse range of sports. We are therefore actively seeking individuals with the skills and vison that can help contribute towards ensuring we maximise our coverage and content for all.

The salary is within the band plus additional annual Channel Islands Weighting allowance:

Role Responsibility

This role will be producing and editing our sports coverage and hosting our specialist radio sport programmes. Including daily sports news content, podcasts and long form projects. Creativity is key as is some flexibility with working hours. You will be part of a strong team of journalists who already create engaging content. From the quick turnaround of press conferences, short films and long form packages you will understand what younger audience want to see from their BBC.

Are you the right candidate?

The ideal candidate will have previous experience creating sport content using a range of styles and formats that is exciting, engaging and informative and have excellent self-shooting and editing skills. The ability to use Final Cut Pro software is highly desirable.

You will have a good understanding of how digital platforms differ in terms of their styles and trends, and be able to tailor your content to make the biggest impact on each of them.

You will be able to collaborate with a range of journalists within our team and work with both radio and TV colleagues elsewhere.

You will present our sports coverage on radio in both islands and sometimes on television too.

You will have a full, clean driving licence. Please mention this in your CV.

Please note that you will be asked to submit a CV. We’d love to know not only about your most relevant experience and responsibilities in previous roles, but also any achievements, transferable skills, or areas of personal or professional interest that highlight why you’d be a great candidate for this role.

Please submit a link to your showreel (which best demonstrates your skills for the job) to Matthew Price, [email protected].

Package Description

Band: C

Contract: Permanent

Location: Jersey (but will work in Guernsey and other Channel Islands as required)

Application process: You will be asked to fill in a diversity questionnaire which is confidential and not seen by the hiring manager. You will then be asked to:

  • upload your CV
  • complete an eligibility questionnaire
  • answer questions specific to the role

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

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