Local Democracy Reporter
|Posted:||Wed 11 May 2022|
|Closing Date:||Mon 30 May 2022|
Local democracy reporters
|Employment Type:||Full time|
Radio Exe is looking for an experienced journalist to report on democratic institutions in Devon, mainly local councils but also the office of the police and crime commissioner, health and fire service.
In the past year, our team has produced stories that have contributed to one council changing a housing policy and another launching an investigation into the crimes of one councillor.
Funded by the BBC’s local democracy reporting scheme (LDRS) and run from Radio Exe’s studios in Exeter, the successful applicant will produce copy for media partners across the county.
This is not a broadcast journalist’s job, although occasionally you will have the opportunity to broadcast about stories you cover. You will attend council and similar meetings and write stories that engage with audiences across Devon, in print, on digital platforms and occasionally on air.
You’ll be a qualified reporter holding the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) or similar - or two years' reporting experience in a daily news environment - together with a background in, or proven knowledge of, local democracy in Devon.
You’ll be able to turn meeting reports, interviews and issues into engaging, impartial content in a variety of formats, including social media, audio and video. You will need to be self-motivated as well as be able to work in a small team, often on multiple stories and to pressing deadlines.
Ideally you will be familiar with Ofcom's broadcast code or the BBC's editorial guidelines
Radio Exe is the only commercial radio station broadcasting from Devon, covering Devon and East Cornwall on DAB digital radio.
We’re locally owned, with a broad audience of around 32,000 weekly listeners, and a website focusing on Devon news and information.
We welcome applicants from people who are under-represented in broadcasting and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability or age. We interview all qualified candidates who declare a disability.
To encourage the widest range of applicants, we welcome job-shares.
How to apply
Please send a short statement (400 to 500 words) outlining your experience and what you could bring to this role, together with your published writing, ideally focusing on local democracy issues. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the role on this page from the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/lnp/ldrs/ldr_advice
Closing date: Monday 30 May 2022
Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Monday 30th May 2022.
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