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Wednesday 29 Oct 2014

Press Release

Radio 5 Live seeks new travel reporters

BBC Radio 5 Live is seeking new travel reporters when it moves to its new home at MediaCityUK in Salford.

The roles are a key part of 5 Live's on-air sound, broadcasting news of the roads and public transport to an average 6.5 million people a week across the UK.

Successful candidates will have an excellent radio voice and some experience of broadcasting. Shifts will vary from Breakfast (6-10am) through to Drive (4-7pm weekdays). There's also the opportunity for occasional weekend shifts.

To apply, candidates need to send up to three minutes of audio demonstrating a 5 Live travel report and examples of personality, warmth and a conversational style that fits the station's sound. Candidates should also list up to five facts as to why they feel they would be an ideal voice for 5 Live.

Full details of what is required, and where to send your demos can be found at Deadline for submissions is Friday 29 July at 6pm.

Notes to Editors

To submit an application for travel reporter roles, candidates are required to email their demo and five facts that make them an ideal voice for Radio 5 Live to with full contact details.

Applications can also be posted with a demo CD and a printed copy of their facts and contact details to: New Travel Reporter, BBC Radio 5 Live, Room 6200, BBC Television Centre, London, W12 7RJ.

Full details of the application process are found at The deadline for submissions is Friday 29 July at 6pm. Due to the expected number of applications, we will be unable to enter into any individual correspondence with unsuccessful applicants.


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