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Entertainment Reporter and Content Producer

London & South East

Key responsibilities:

  • It’s key to have an in-depth knowledge of and passion for news, entertainment and popular culture.
  • You will set the news agenda as well as following it.
  • You always spot a good story and are adept at using new-media to find different ways to engage and educate our audiences.
  • You will source, produce, edit and present daily digital entertainment and news content for the wider business.
  • Assisted by the Senior Reporter you will deliver daily entertainment content and on-air showbiz bulletins to our radio network.
  • You will report on a variety of entertainment events and awards ceremonies, interviewing celebrities from the worlds of TV, film and music.
  • You will be part of the London news team in the event of major breaking news.
  • Working with the Entertainment Hub senior management you will play an integral role in innovating the Hub’s digital content – ensuring our content is exciting, engaging and of the highest quality – therefore sought after and widely used across the business. 
  • You will optimise content for a digital audience by writing engaging captions and compelling headlines.  And will seek to find the best ways to distribute this content widely via social media and other digital channels - to excite and engage our audiences.

Skills and Competencies:

  • You are a highly experienced multi-media broadcast journalist with a first-class radio and digital skill set.
  • You have a natural understanding of what drives views and engagement on social media.
  • You are organised, think on the spot, prioritise and spot a story in any situation – whilst keeping calm under pressure.
  • You have a good technical mind and are at ease in a radio studio and video edit suite.  You have a thorough knowledge of ISDNs, cameras, a range of audio recording devices and audio and video editing programmes.
  • You are enthusiastic, flexible, sociable and easy-going – whilst always producing first class content.
  • You have an excellent on-air voice and are equally confident in front of or behind the camera.
  • You have established experience in reading and writing bulletins, reporting live from the field and working to tight deadlines.
  • Your writing is sharp and on point. Accuracy is essential.
  • You are a red-carpet reporter and celebrity interviewer – who is known for brave unique and compelling lines of questioning.
  • You can work independently and use judgement to make decisions whilst still being part of a team and referring upwards.
  • You are well known and trusted within the entertainment and news circuits and have good Music, TV, PR and Film contacts.

Qualifications and knowledge:

  • 2-3 years experience is desirable
  • An NCTJ recognised broadcast journalism course is essential
  • An in-depth knowledge of a variety of audio and video recording and editing systems.
  • Knowledge of radio studios and ISDNS
  • The ability to film interviews and self-produce video packages is essential as is the ability to edit video with skill and speed.
  • An exceptional knowledge of new-media and how best to use it to find and engage new and existing audiences.


How to apply

Please send covering letter, CV and showreel to: no later than 7th December 2018.


Closing Date for applications is Friday 07 December 2018