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Broadcast Journalist Trainee - BBC World Service

Brilliant 12-month opportunity for budding news junkies to gain hands on ex

£20,910 p/a

Application deadline: February 21st 2019

BBC World Service is an international news service available on radio, television and online and it provides impartial news reports and analysis in English and 27 other languages.

The Newsroom team is offering an exceptional and unique opportunity to train as a Broadcast Journalist within their expert team. Working with the joint Domestic and World Service Radio Newsroom, in collaboration with Radio 4 sequence programmes, the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to gain varied experience across domestic and World Service digital output.

This traineeship will deliver on-the-job training to allow candidates to hit the ground running and ensure successful candidates are in a position to compete for jobs in the Radio Newsroom at the end of their role.

The successful candidate will spend three months in each of the following departments:

  • The World Service’s Newsroom Programme
  • The World at One and PM R4 sequence programmes
  • The Global News Podcast, R4 1800 podcast and other digital duties
  • World Service and domestic bulletins and summaries


  • How to help in developing, pitching and producing stories for broadcast across a range of platforms
  • How to assist the daily News running across a range of platforms
  • Experience in researching contributors, experts, locations and ideas
  • How to assist each role within the newsroom


  • Demonstrable experience in journalism
  • Work experience in newspapers or radio
  • A passion for international and domestic news and current affairs
  • Strong command for the English Language, both written and spoken
  • A good broadcasting voice
  • The ability to work in a 24 hour news environment, working unsociable hours during days, nights and weekends


  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will NOT be accepted)
  • This internship is only open to candidates from a BAME or lower socio-economic background
  • Do not contact the company directly


London W1A 1AA

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