Overview

United Christian Broadcasters are currently looking for a Full Time Broadcast Journalist to join the UCB News team based in their newsroom.

As a committed Christian, if you are passionate about reporting on news and can present a news bulletin to a loyal, family-focused radio audience – you could be a perfect fit.

You’ll be compiling and reading regular bulletins of national and international news – including stories with a Christian dimension – as well as recording news interviews and packages and, when required, preparing and delivering news two-ways with programme presenters.

As part of the UCB News team, you’ll need to write and speak well and be able to source and provide news bulletins and news interviews for UCB’s national radio stations, UCB1 and UCB2.


Closing date: 12 August, midnight

Interviews:  23 August

Salary: £23,000 – £24,500

Contract: Full Time

Location: UCB Broadcast Centre close to Junction 15 of the M6 near Stoke-on-Trent.


It’s important that you can tick these boxes:

  • a committed Christian who’s connected to a church
  • a genuine passion for news and current affairs
  • some practical journalism experience
  • an understanding of broadcasting law
  • a good voice for radio
  • an appreciation of UCB’s purpose
  • available to join UCB for this full-time staff job based in Stoke-on-Trent
  • able to work different shifts (between early morning and early evening) according to the UCB News team rota
  • able to work Monday to Friday with some weekend working, as required
  • able to provide appropriate references from current/recent employer and church
  • your own personal transport to get to/from work in the UCB newsroom
  • available for interview on the morning of Tuesday 23rd August at the UCB Broadcast Centre

Information & Applications 

For more information please Download Job Description PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE JOB DESCRIPTION

If you want to know more about this vacancy, before applying, email Vicky Gibbens, UCB News & Current Affairs Editor: vgibbens@ucb.co.uk

To apply for this role please click here for the APPLICATION FORM and provide as much information about yourself as possible to help the selection panel decide whether you should be shortlisted for an interview.

You MUST also include a short audio recording to demonstrate how you sound as a newsreader. Email your recording to hr@ucb.co.uk

No late applications will be accepted.

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About United Christian Broadcasters (UCB)

UCB, one of the largest Christian media charities in the UK, has a vision of changing lives for good by the power of God's Word. Our mission is to offer every person, every place, every moment of the day the opportunity to hear, watch or read the Word of God in a relevant and engaging way. We do this through a range of platforms, including national Christian radio on DAB, UCB Player, our daily Bible devotional, The Word For Today, Christian resources and life-changing support.