Broadcast Journalist Apprentice (24-Month Placement)

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 628006586-2
  • Date Posted: 17 June 2022
  • Apprentice Employer: Global
  • Location: London
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Digital, Information Technology
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

We are Global


We're proud to be one of the world's leading media and entertainment groups. Whether it be on-air, via global player or through our outdoor advertising, we entertain and reach over 50 million individuals across the UK every week.

Across our entire business, we're committed to making more moments that matter for our audiences, customers and for each other. And every moment matters…the small, the big and everything in between. We couldn't do any of it without our talented, passionate Globallers. Everything we do is driven by our culture and the talented people who make it happen.

Here at Global, we have a saying…it's all about how you make people feel. It's our company ethos, our guiding belief and it's so much more than words. It's the vibe you get when you walk into one of our offices, it's what keeps us honest and true to who we are, and above all, it's the reason we all love to work here.


Job Description

Broadcast Journalist Apprentice (24-Month Placement)

Starting 5 September 2022 with a one-day induction in August

Reporting of the role

This role reports to Regional News Editor

Overview of job

You will be part of the team in Manchester that produces news bulletins for our Heart, Capital and Smooth brands, as well as audio, video and digital content for LBC and our rolling news station LBC News.

This isn't your ordinary 9-5 job, news happens 24/7, so an understanding this that this role needs flexibility is important! You'll have a passion for news and be willing to learn how to develop and present Ofcom compliant bulletins.

3 best things about the job
  • Working on some of the UK's biggest and most exciting radio stations with a team of dedicated journalists!
  • No two days are the same; you'll be working on a variety of local and national stories
  • Opportunity to learn and develop from talented journalists within the team
Measures of success -

In the first few months, you would have:
  • Sourced original local content for local bulletins and national brands
  • Started to establish relationships with key partners.
  • Built an understanding of your patch and the associated Ofcom regulations and guidelines
  • Produced creative and engaging content for LBC and LBC News
  • Responded to breaking news
Responsibilities of the role
  • Seek and set up audio and video interviews for local and national services
  • Provide live and pre-recorded content for our national news brands LBC & LBC News
  • Understanding the importance of tailored content across our brand portfolio
  • Be available to help with breaking news on occasion
  • Building a strong relationship with key contacts within the local area as well as the local and wider news teams
Overview of the Level 5 Journalism Apprenticeship
  • You will study several mandatory modules as part of your diploma to include media law, ethics and broadcast regulation
  • You will also have the opportunity to choose a few elective modules
  • You will spend one working day a week studying for your apprenticeship
  • Your role will kick-off with a 2 week in person bootcamp in London - travel and accommodation will be provided
  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will receive an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism
What jobs could this apprenticeship this lead on to in the future?

After you have completed your apprenticeship placement, you can apply and go on to be a Broadcast Journalist. The progression from this role would be to become a Senior Broadcast Journalist.

Everyone is welcome at Global

Just like our media and entertainment platforms are for everyone, so are our workplaces. We know that we can't possibly serve our diverse audiences without first nurturing and celebrating it in our people and that's why we work hard to create an inclusive culture for everyone. We believe that different will set us apart, so no matter what you look like, where you come from or what your favourite radio station is, we want to hear from you.

Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at Global