Multi-media News & Sports Reporter


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Contract Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Working Hours:
37.5hrs per week - flexible hours across the day with varying shift patterns plus weekends as and when required
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Region / Division:
Northern Ireland
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Package Description

Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

Flexible Working

We want to make sure that we find the right people to work in our teams, and we know that the traditional 9-5, five days a week doesn’t suit everyone. So, we would love to hear from you if you feel you’re a great fit for this role and would like to work flexibly. If you are the right person for this role, we’ll find the right working approach for you. 


Job Introduction

Our team is part of a world-wide multi-media group with journalists working in news teams across the UK and Ireland-wide.

We are looking a talented and highly motivated News & Sport Reporter to join the team!

The successful candidate must have an absolute passion for news and sport and an awareness that it happens 24/7. You will be driven to produce engaging and creative self-generated stories across a number of different multi-media platforms including on-air, online and social media.

Flexibility and versatility in the role are key.

You must have the ability to carry out your duties in a frequently high time-pressured environment, working to hourly deadlines.

Travel to respond to news within the region will be a requirement in the role. The successful candidate must have a full, clean, UK driving license. Pool cars will be available to book and use.

Main Responsibilities

On-air, the role will include both reporting and bulletin editing responsibilities in news and sport but you will also be expected to produce informative articles for online and attention-grabbing social media posts, with a working knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

REPORTING: this will involve responding to breaking stories as and when required plus producing your own stories and coming up with ideas for potentially award-winning off-diary news specials that will work on-air, online and across social media. A key part of this job involves writing up web copy and producing online video content. These must all be delivered with accuracy, clarity and a style appropriate to our differing audiences and forms of media.

BULLETIN EDITING: scripting, editing and delivering bulletins on the hour

Person Specification


Qualification in journalism – NCTJ or BJTC accredited or equivalent that has included training in law in journalism OR relevant degree, preferably one in Journalism or Media studies

  • First-class communication skills/strong interpersonal skills
  • Good team player
  • A proven track record of coming up with story ideas and seeing them through to delivery
  • A fantastic broadcast voice
  • Valid driving licence
  • At least 3 months’ experience in broadcast or online journalism
  • A sound knowledge of law for journalists


  • A sound knowledge of sport
  • Experience in radio bulletin reading
  • Experience in video recording and editing

To apply please upload your CV along with an mp3 or mp4 of you delivering a mock-up news bulletin (at least one minute long). This can be uploaded to the 'Portfolio' section of your profile page.

About The Company

About Bauer Media Group

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Network. These brands offer commercial partners access to highly engaged audiences, with creative solutions underpinned by insight and instinct. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

Bauer Media NI is Northern Ireland's biggest commercial radio network.  With 731,000 weekly listeners it continues to dominate the local commercial radio market.

For more information about Bauer Northern Ireland please look at our website

Belonging at Bauer Mission statement

People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.

What we will offer you

Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.

Our mental health at work

We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations.

Bauer Core Values

Creativity - We create unique, high quality content that delights our audiences.

Ambition - We think big and bold, pushing boundaries and embracing change.

Passion - We approach every day with curiosity, commitment and a lively positive mindset.

Teamwork - We learn from each other and take the time to understand both challenges and opportunities, working together to find the right solution.

Trust - We are open, respectful and honest.

Inclusivity - We encourage different points of view and perspectives and value all contributions.

Responsibility - We make measured and thoughtful decisions that support the business vision.