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CoolFMDowntown Radio
Northern Ireland


You will be talented and highly-motivated operators.

The successful candidates will have an absolute passion for news and be driven to producing creative self-generated stories across a number of different platforms including on-air, online and across social media.

You will have the ability to carry out your duties in an often high time-pressured environment working to hourly deadlines.



The role will include both reporting and bulletin editing responsibilities.

REPORTING: responding to breaking news stories as and when required plus producing your own stories and coming up with ideas for potentially award-winning off-diary news specials. Producing story packages. Also writing up web copy and producing online video content

BULLETIN EDITING: scripting, editing and delivering news bulletins on the hour 

 What you will bring:

 Qualification in journalism – NCTJ or BJTC accredited or equivalent that has included training in law in journalism OR relevant degree, preferably one in Journalism or media studies

  • Excellent communication skills/strong interpersonal skills
  • Good team player
  • Good broadcast voice
  • Valid driving licence
  • Experience in broadcast journalism
  • Experience in radio bulletin reading
  • Strong news judgement

A sound knowledge of law for journalists

How to apply

Full-time 38-hour standard week – (Flexible working if required)

We want to make sure that we find the right people to work in our teams, and we know that the traditional 9-5, five days a week doesn’t suit everyone. So we’d love to hear from you if you feel you’re a great fit for this role, and would like to work flexibly. If you are the right person for this role, we’ll find the right working approach for you.

If you think you’d be great at this job and would love working with us, we’d love to hear from you. To apply, we would also ask you to provide us with a concise CV a short mp3 demo.   

In addition, and upon receipt of your CV and demo will we then send you a Monitoring Questionnaire to fill in and return (as this is a legal requirement) and will complete the application process.

Please return the above to our Talent Manager and refer to Kerryann if you have any questions.

**Our closing date for applications is Monday 9th December and we’re aiming to decide on who to invite to interview 10th December with interviews the following week. **

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do. We want to make sure that our selection processes are as fair as they can possibly be, providing a level playing field for anyone who wants to come and work at Bauer. Therefore, if you require any adjustments to an interview process, please feel free to get in touch with who will be happy to talk through any adjustments you need in complete confidence and make arrangements on your behalf. Adjustments can be whatever you need them to be, whether that’s around accessibility, preparation time and space, or just travel expenses to get you to the interview. Let us know what you need, and we’ll do everything we can to make sure you’re getting a fair opportunity to succeed.

Closing Date for applications is Monday 09 December 2019