Regional Reporter (South West England)


BFBS Forces News is looking for a reporter in the South West to join our truly multi-platform news team.

This an opportunity to reach an audience of millions across national TV, radio, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and other platforms.

Working from home our South West Reporter needs to plan and film stories that will feature across those platforms.

There’s a huge opportunity to travel. In the last year our regional reporters went to Canada, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Uganda and Estonia among 30 countries we visited. There is also a big chance shine in a nimble organisation where talent is rewarded.

Our South West Reporter will need:

Reporting or strong producing experience.

An awareness of the biggest stories and issues facing the military. Plus, an enthusiasm for jargon busting.

Good technical (video editing) skills.

A journalism qualification and the excellent English you would expect with that.

The ability to build relationships and understand the military.

There will be UK travel including overnights and, sometimes, weekend working.

We are a nimble organisation where talent thrives and is rewarded fast.

You’ll need to have:

An NCTJ qualification or appropriate experience.

Excellent video shooting and editing skills

Strong writing skills.

A positive attitude and self-starter mindset

A creative eye with great attention to detail

Be engaged with social media.

Who are we?

Forces News is part of BFBS, the only independent source of multimedia news about the British Armed Forces. Our reporters in the UK and overseas bring you the latest news, comment and in-depth stories from operations and exercises.

We’ve got a friendly, ambitious team. We support flexible working, empower people, and have free fruit too.

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Interviews likely to be W/B 25th September 2019


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29 September 2019