Applications are now open for BBC West Midlands’ Russell Joslin Award Placement.
It is an annual Work Experience placement at BBC West Midlands, in memory of Russell Joslin, a much-loved broadcaster and journalist in the region.
It’s an opportunity to gain a valuable insight into local and regional broadcasting, working with experienced journalists to learn how they find and cover stories from communities across the West Midlands.
The placement will be available in BBC WM (Birmingham), BBC Hereford & Worcester, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, Radio Stoke or Radio Shropshire.
It will include a number of days at their TV newsroom in Birmingham. You must indicate on your application which is your preferred radio station.
The aim is to provide a stepping-stone towards a broadcasting industry career for a deserving candidate who shares Russell’s passion for stories and commitment to local journalism.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn the skills of radio broadcasting, and work alongside some of Russell’s former colleagues.
Working with a personal mentor throughout the placement, the successful candidate will spend most of the placement at their BBC Local Radio station with a few days in the newsroom of Midlands Today and Inside Out in Birmingham.
This opportunity is open to applicants 18 years and over. Journalistic experience or academic qualifications, whilst useful, are not essential, and they are particularly keen on candidates who can demonstrate passion and flair.
The BBC is an equal opportunity employer; however particular consideration will be given to applicants who may be expected to benefit most significantly from the opportunities provided by the placements, and who may not previously have had access to similar opportunities. They would therefore welcome interest from applicants who are from socially and/ or culturally diverse backgrounds.
The placement can be taken anytime from November 2017 – March 2018.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 19 September at midnight.
Interested? Find out more and apply via this link: http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Work-Experience-The-Russell-Joslin-Award-Placement/23190