Senior Journalist Reporter – BBC (Jersey)

Job Reference: 13349
Band: D
Salary:£37,845-£46,598 depending on relevant skills, knowledge and experience. The expected salary range for this role reflects internal benchmarking and external market insights.
We also pay additional annual Channel Islands Weighting of £5,164 if you work full-time, or the pro-rata equivalent if you work part-time.
Contract Type: Permanent – continuing ( 35hrs per week )
Location: St Helier- Jersey based


Role Introduction

BBC Channel Islands is looking for a Senior Journalist to work as a cross-platform reporter.

The job involves reporting for Online, TV and audio. This job would be ideal if you are keen on developing as a multi-media reporter.
Jersey is a British Crown Dependency, with its own government and legal system. It has a different news agenda from the UK, although there are similar themes like the effect of the cost of living and pressures on housing.

Living here offers outstanding opportunities for everything from surfing to cycling and music. There’s a vibrant local arts scene, great places to socialise and stunning coastline.

The successful candidate must be entitled to live and work in Jersey. More details here:

Main Responsibilities
  • Working with the Local Story Team in Jersey, you’ll be part of a small team of editorial and operational staff which covers news.
  • You’ll be working across Online, TV and radio. Sometimes you’ll provide for all three, on others you’ll work with colleagues to bring the story to a platform.
  • You will need experience of news reporting, ideally filing written copy and also TV and/or Radio.
  • Camera and video editing skills would also be useful but we can provide training.
Are you the right candidate?
  • You must have really strong editorial judgement and be able to take sensitive decisions quickly and decisively.
  • You should have and a good command of the BBC’s policies in all relevant areas. You need an excellent working knowledge of media law. You will already have a good base of experience in journalism and reporting – this is not an entry level role.
  • You will be able to make decisions with authority and under pressure and will have excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.

For more details about the role, please contact Senior News Editor Richard Spalding (

Flexible working, training and development

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits – We offer a negotiable salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 25 days annual leave with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.


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About the BBC

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