We are Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company, owned by News UK and Ireland Limited. Wireless operates 32 national and local radio stations across the UK and Ireland.
These include talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station and global audio partner of the Premier League, alongside popular national digital stations talkSPORT 2, talkRADIO and Virgin Radio. From FM104 in Dublin, to 96.4 The Wave in Swansea, our local radio brands are distinguished by their connections with their local communities.
Job Role: Freelance Broadcast Journalist
Location: Wolverhampton (Signal 107)
You will be working in our Wolverhampton studios broadcasting across the West Midlands, North Worcestershire and Shropshire, filling shifts across the week and weekend on an ad hoc basis.
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.
We are looking for people who are passionate about news, who can use their 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
- 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.
- Knowledge and previous use of Burli software would be an advantage
Apply by sending us a copy of your CV, a demo and a statement, telling us why you should be part of our team.
Please note, only applications that include a demo will be considered
The Company is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment. It opposes all forms of discrimination in the workplace.
We are a diverse and team so want to maximise every individual’s potential to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised and utilised.
This means affording equal access to any employment opportunities within the Company according to your ability, without prejudice or discrimination by reason of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, disability or age.
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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