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Broadcast Journalist

Vacancy Details

Location: Dundee (Meadowside)
Vacancy Group: Editorial
Closing Date: 30/03/2018
Reference: VAC518


The Broadcast Journalist will write, source, produce and present high-quality, daily news and sports bulletins for Wave FM which fit the contemporary sound of the station and adhere to all legal and regulatory standards.

You will also act as a radio champion within the wider editorial and multimedia teams – assisting with training, coaching and mentoring.



  • Sourcing exclusive and highly-engaging news and sports stories and interviews
  • Recording and editing news and sports bulletins for broadcast on Wave FM to relevant to the station’s target audience
  • Reading live bulletins and additional content for key shows as required
  • Providing audio and video content from breaking news events, press conferences etc as required
  • Building a strong contacts book, particularly in the Dundee and Perth areas and maintain a detailed news and sports diary
  • Updating and maintaining online and social media channels
  • Liaising with colleagues from across DCT Media’s newspaper brands to ensure collaboration (ideas, content etc) as well as commercial, marketing and other teams from across the business
  • Being an ambassador of the Wave FM and DC Thomson Media brands at events
  • Covering early, late and weekend shifts as required


Skills and Experience

  •  A journalism qualification and experience in a radio/broadcasting role
  • Confidence in conducting and editing great interviews – as well as writing attention-grabbing copy
  • Extensive knowledge of all aspects of news, sport and entertainment (local, national, international)
  • Burli and/or other editing and production experience
  • The ability to work both as part of a team and independently
  • Experience creating and posting web and social media content
  • Detailed knowledge of media law and industry regulations and ethics
  • Driving licence (desirable)

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