BBC seeks the ‘Voice of Bradford’, auditions on 7th October 2017

Voice of Bradford

BBC Radio Leeds is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for aspiring reporters and presenters who have a passion for Bradford as they launch their hunt for the Voice of Bradford.

The radio station covers the whole of West Yorkshire and is looking for someone to join their team to help bring the stories, community and creativity of the city of Bradford to its listeners. The successful candidate will be fully trained and supported by experienced BBC producers and journalists. They may also be expected to appear on other BBC radio, TV or digital programming across the corporation, gaining further experience and further exposure.

Interested candidates do not need any previous presenting experience and are not expected to be a qualified journalist. The station is looking for someone with the perfect personality to tell the story of Bradford and who comes alive behind a microphone and in front of a camera.

Editor of BBC Radio Leeds, Sanjiv Buttoo, said: “We’re looking for someone really special, a person who knows Bradford inside out and is passionate about its local communities and what the city has to offer. We can’t wait to hear and see who’s going to be the Voice of Bradford!

Open auditions will be held on Saturday 7th October 2017 at Bradford Alhambra, Morley St, Bradford BD7 1AJ from 9:30am where prospective candidates will be asked to present a one-minute pitch to judges, convincing them why they should be chosen for this role. Applicants will need to be 18 or over and be eligible to work in the UK, and they will need to bring recognised photo ID with them.

The judging panel will be formed by Radio Leeds presenter Gayle Lofthouse, Look North weather presenter Keeley Donovan, Radio Leeds editor, Sanjiv Buttoo, and Helen Thomas, Head of BBC Yorkshire. All auditions will be filmed and may be used for broadcast and on BBC social media.

A shortlist will be drawn-up and the successful candidates will be required to attend an interview at BBC Yorkshire HQ in Leeds. The winner will be announced shortly afterwards.

The fixed-term post will be for one year and will start no later than Friday 1 December 2017.

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