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Volunteer News Presenter

Written by on 6th December 2020

Posted 11 months ago

GTFM is a community radio station covering Rhondda Cynon Taf, broadcasting 24 hours a day, on radio, online and across smart speakers. The radio station has established itself as a credible local radio station with visible success being achieved for advertising clients already. With expansion of the broadcasting area to include the Cynon Valley due to complete early 2021, it is an exciting time to be part of the GTFM team.

We are looking for a Volunteer News Presenter to join us and help continue the success of GTFM as we continue to expand across RCT

You will work closely with the Station Manager and Deputy Station Manager, along with the volunteers involved in many on air aspects of the radio station.

The main duties of the role include:

  • Writing and presenting news reports for broadcast
  • Work under the guidance of the Station Manager to produce local news including delivering on key dates, targets and milestones
  • Research and develop story ideas to create a news bulletin
  • Ensure all content is of a first class standard; thoroughly researched and accurate, in keeping with audience needs and expectations
  • Ensure all output complies with GTFMs editorial, technical, design policies

GTFM is looking for a candidate that has:

  • Basic knowledge of journalism, broadcasting and experience of using cool edit would be beneficial
  • A strong interest in local news and campaigns
  • Having a passion for and being involved in local communities, charities or volunteering
  • An enthusiasm for written and broadcast journalism
  • A good knowledge and understanding of media, communications and PR
  • Excellent attention to detail, planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels of an organisation, both written and verbal
  • Hardworking and flexible work ethic

The roles requires knowledge of, or the ability to quickly acquire:

  • Familiarity of the radio station, our programmes and audience
  • An understanding of the role, and Ofcom,  the industry regulator
  • Knowledge of the social media guidelines, ethics and industry regulations around social media
  • Understanding the relevant copyright and music clearances required
  • Understanding of the requirements of the relevant health and safety legislation and procedures

Hours of Work: Hours are flexible as it will be on a volunteer basis, however you must be flexible around the role needs.

This is a volunteer role

How to apply:

If you meet most or all of the above criteria, simply send us an email with a covering letter introducing yourself, telling us why you are an excellent match for the job, complete the form below, and a member of the team will be in touch

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