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Wireless Group





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Signal 107 are looking for a Head of News or an experienced broadcast journalist, who wants to step up to become Head of News. The person will be required to manage the newsroom, build key contacts across the TSA, whilst creating engaging content for bulletins across Signal 107.

You will be working in our Wolverhampton studios broadcasting across the West Midlands, North Worcestershire and Shropshire. As Head of News you will manage the staff rota, as well as the news agenda each day. The role is desk based and involves turning around copy to tight deadlines, responding quickly to breaking news and creating news lines and engaging audio clips, from guests across our network. You will be passionate about news, as well as using your initiative to produce first-class stories and have an outstanding broadcasting voice.

You will need:

* A journalism qualification (NCTJ or Degree)

* Great voice and writing skills

* Strong working knowledge of media law

* At least two years experience of working on a radio/TV news desk - both reading bulletins and reporting.

* Ideally you’ll have an interest and working knowledge of sport.

* Assist the Content Controller to identify potential freelance Broadcast Journalists for weekend and holiday cover

* Knowledge and previous use of Burli software would be an advantage

* Hunger to create the most relevant local news stories for both on air and online

* Creative and effective use of Social Media /Website to drive listener engagement

Wireless Group is a leading UK and Irish media company, which is wholly owned by News Corp UK and Ireland Limited.

The group operates 23 leading radio brands across the UK and Ireland. These include market leading stations embedded in their local communities as well as popular national brands such as talkSPORT, the world's biggest sports radio station, talkRADIO and Virgin Radio.

As well as radio, Wireless Group operates a growing digital services division incorporating Simply Zesty and Tibus.

If you want to work for one of the world’s most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations, then News UK is the place to build your career.

Please send your CV and aircheck/demo

Closing Date Friday 28th September 2018


News UK is home to some of the biggest names in Media, Including, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, Wireless, and Unruly to name but a few.

Wireless itself is also the home to some of the biggest names in radio Virgin Radio, talkSPORT, talkRADIO and some of the leading Local radio stations in the UK and Ireland.

Our newspapers and associated brands are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week. They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.

News UK and Wireless is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry

If you want to work for one of the world's most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.

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