Join our news team
Kingdom FM is looking for freelance broadcast journalists to work a variety of shifts. Great local radio is at the core of everything we do and that includes local and engaging news and sport coverage.
We have thrown ourselves into rivers with the RNLI, traveled to Cyprus with the British Army, joined the police on drugs raids and slept on the streets of Edinburgh to bring original, engaging and informative journalism to our listeners. Our reporters spend days and nights at press conferences, election counts and event launches seeking the most up to date news and sport.
The Ideal Candidate: Whether you’re ready to take your first step into professional broadcasting, or you're an experienced reporter, we want to hear from you. This is an ideal role if you’re newly qualified with an NCTJ/BJTC accredited degree (or similar) and ready to experience commercial radio first hand.
You’ll need a great broadcasting voice, a good nose for news, sharp writing skills, sound legal and regulatory knowledge and experience of various social media platforms. Knowledge of Burli is desirable. We start work early, so a full drivers licence and your own transport is essential.
What we can offer you: Based at our studios in Kirkcaldy, you will be an integral part of our News Team. You'll present hourly bulletins, interview contributors, write scripts, edit audio and forward plan during reporting and news-reading shifts. If you come to us with original story ideas, we'll help you turn it into informative, creative and engaging journalism.
The experience that you'll gain within the small and friendly team at Kingdom FM is unrivalled. We are free to set our own news agenda. We'll provide you with the opportunity, as well as the confidence, to broadcast live to an audience of around 78,000 monthly listeners*.
You'll be interviewing and building relationships with politicians, business leaders and other major players in Fife and across Scotland. Our former reporters have progressed to full-time employment with local and national broadcasters.
Payment per shift is based on experience.
If you are interested in this exceptional opportunity, send a cover letter, CV and newsreading demo to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Source: RAJAR Q4/2018