Our mission is to tell the untold: digging deep to bring to our audience unreported issues and stories, as well as angles and context that are missed by other media.

We are looking for a full-time professional broadcast journalist to join our team in Edinburgh. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a news agency, where we will give an alternative perspective on the news affecting people’s lives in the UK.

Role Responsibility

The role will involve commenting on the latest international developments. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to deliver timely, expert and authoritative multimedia news and broadcast content and analysis across Sputnik UK outlets.

Reporting on all aspects of political, commercial, economic, social and cultural life in the UK and abroad, the journalist will keep abreast of relevant news topics and current and future events. The reporter should alert editors to breaking news and be prepared to file accurate and spontaneous reports. Researching, preparing and presenting interviews, discussions and analysis will be central to the role.

As part of our busy journalistic team, the candidate shall report to the Senior Producer / Desk Editor as and when required. This role is focused on radio with some contribution to online content. Therefore material will need to be compiled quickly and accurately into a style suited to radio and online journalism.

Flexibility is critical to this position as the successful candidate may be required to work on a shift basis, including nights, weekends and public holidays. The ability to work flexibly using a range of multi-media platforms is paramount. The reporter may also be required to travel to locations for assignments and training.

We are therefore seeking an experienced broadcast journalist with a good track record of generating original stories. 

These stories and ideas should then be transformed into compelling and creative news. A background in talk radio with a focus on news and current affairs would be a clear advantage.

The Ideal Candidate

In addition to a strong understanding of UK politics and society, the candidate should also demonstrate innovative and creative approaches to bring Sputnik to a wider audience.

The successful candidate will be able to write and broadcast in an engaging manner and demonstrate awareness of the local and international media market and their listener base. Furthermore, he or she should have the confidence and tenacity to pursue information, overcome obstacles and pitch ideas to senior colleagues.

A real on-air authority, critical ear and an appreciation of what makes compelling, live radio are qualities we are looking for. 

Experience of both live studio production and field reporting is essential, as is the following:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Native or fluent English
  • Well-developed IT skills
  • Ability to utilize social media
  • EU citizenship/ right to work in the UK
  • For this role, knowledge of Middle Eastern affairs is desirable

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION

  • Examples of previous reports 
  • audio files

How to apply

To apply please contact Mark Hirst, Bureau Chief, mark.hirst@sputniknews.com or click the "apply online" button below

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