Closing date: May 23rd
BBC Radio Derby has won the Sony station of the year award an unprecedented three times and is recognised for its strong journalism.
Its newsroom provides content for the Colin Bloomfield Breakfast Show and Ian Skye’s 4-7pm Show, as well as hourly news bulletins.
Reporters research and produce packages and interviews as well as liaising with colleagues in regional TV and news online.
About the Placement
The placement will enable candidates to gain an insight into the working of a busy BBC Local Radio newsroom.
There will be an opportunity to shadow newsreaders, reporters and producers, as well as learning about ENPS, Quick Edit Pro and Radioman newsgathering, editing and playout systems.
You’ll also find out about the BBC Derby website.
Suitable candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to material which may be broadcast on air.
Applicants should provide strong evidence in your application of good journalism skills, creativity, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
You also need to show that you are highly motivated, a team player, have the ability to deal with customers and are adaptable.
An awareness of the activities of Radio Derby, the wider BBC and an interest in the station are also essential.
Suitable candidates will be invited to undertake a short telephone interview where you will need to demonstrate your journalistic ability, a genuine interest in the radio station and a desire to pursue a career in the media.
Applicants who are studying (or have studied) a subject that is directly applicable to local radio will gain the most from this placement.
Age Criteria: Due to Health & Safety considerations, you will need to be aged 18 or over to apply for this placement.
Educational Criteria: Student on recognised broadcast/media/journalism course or equivalent.
Length of placements: 2 weeks