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This inclusive employer is a member of myGwork – the largest global platform for the LGBTQ+ business community.

Job Package


This role is advertised as part of our BBC Extend programme for disabled people. To apply for this role you should identify as deaf, disabled or neurodivergent and must meet either: the definition of disability in the Equality Act (2010), or the definition of disability in the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) if applying in Northern Ireland. You're broadly defined as disabled under both acts if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative or adverse effect on your ability to do normal daily activities. This definition includes both apparent and non-apparent conditions and impairments, and medical conditions such as Cancer, HIV or Multiple Sclerosis.

We are committed to making the process of applying for this role as accessible as possible. If you need to discuss adjustments or access requirements for the... application process, or have any questions about our Extend programme, please contact the BBC Extend team via the shared mailbox.

The BBC are fully committed to providing workplace adjustments to help eliminate barriers in the workplace that disabled people face. To do this, we have our own dedicated BBC Access and Disability Service that provides assessments and support throughout employment with us. If you are successful in applying for this role and require workplace adjustments, we will work with you to get your adjustments in place.

If you'd like more information on BBC Extend, please visit the BBC Extend webpage.

For an accessible version of the advert, click here

Band - D

Salary : £37,845 - £44,913 per annum dependent on skills and experience

Welsh language skills are not essential for this role / Nid yw sgiliau yn yr Iaith Gymraeg yn hanfodol ar gyfer y swydd hon

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English. / Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.

Job Purpose

As a senior journalist on Radio Wales News, you'll be responsible for producing our breakfast and drive programmes. At the heart of the department, you'll be confident in leading a production team and putting together and outputting live programmes - with all the editorial, legal and creative considerations that involves. Getting the best out of the team is crucial, whether that's journalists, presenters, reporters or studio staff, and you'll be committed to actively promoting and demonstrating the BBC's values. You'll strive to reach a wider audience through relevant and relatable programmes, and ensuring the biggest possible impact for our journalism. You will be passionate about ensuring the programmes live beyond their timeslots, through digital and social channels, and be a champion for the Radio Wales News brand.

Key Responsibilities And Accountabilities You Will Be Responsible For
• Planning Radio Wales Breakfast and Radio Wales Drive, including regular weekend working
• Outputting the live programmes, including regular early starts and late finishes
• Overseeing the work of the journalists and delivering fair, effective, timely feedback
• Editorial and legal considerations, and resolving problems independently
• Possible line management of a small number of people
• Developing the digital and social offer

Knowledge, Skills, Training & Experience To be a success in this job, you'll need to demonstrate:
• Substantial relevant journalism experience or live radio production
• The ability to successfully run small teams, getting the best out of colleagues, including those more senior such as presenters and correspondents
• Confident application of BBC editorial guidelines and media law
• A willingness to develop productive relationships with contributors, the rest of the Wales newsroom, other parts of the BBC and external contacts
• An excellent knowledge of Wales, its people and its politics
• Editing skills
Cardiff UK


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