News Editor

Posted 09 Aug 2022

Bauer Media Group

Swansea (Editorial or Writing)

Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:Editorial or WritingRecruiter Reference:bauermedia/TP/132/1129
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Our Team

You will work closely not only with the news team across South Wales, but also with our news network across the UK. You will be joining a passionate, creative, hard- working and award-winning team who care deeply about keeping our audiences up to date using audio and video elements to tell stories on air and on-line.

You must have a genuine interest in news, current affairs and sport to fit this role. News never stops and is a significant part of Bauer’s daily output, keeping our radio stations connected with the communities we broadcast to.

The Role

In the News Editor role you will ensure we are covering the stories that really matter to our listeners in South Wales and the team is fully integrated into the Bauer UK news operation when it comes to style and delivery of content across multiple platforms.

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.

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Discounted high street vouchers
  • Internal Bauer Academy – Wide range of learning opportunities to support with your Career Development ((4) Bauer Media Group - Academy: Posts | LinkedIn)
  • Opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension 
  • Cycle to work scheme, tech loan scheme and groups discounts for healthcare insurance
  • Discounted subscriptions on Bauer publications (50%)
  • Thrive initiatives – Wellbeing at Bauer
  • Opportunities to contribute to our Belonging@Bauer and Sustainability initiatives

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. 


Main Responsibilities
  • You will be incredibly organised when it comes to forward planning and ensuring we are covering the stories that really matter to our audiences across multiple platforms.
  • You will ensure that we are ready and able to cover breaking news stories whenever they happen – even outside of normal working hours.
  • You will be expected to read news bulletins to a high standard and if required also carry out multimedia reporting.
  • You will assist in the coaching, training, and development of the team in areas such as writing, multimedia reporting, digital news content creation, news reading and knowledge of broadcast regulations.
  • You will contribute to daily planning meetings to ensure that relevant news and sport stories are shared with our national and other local brands.
  • You will be an ambassador for the company – establishing and renewing contacts with key people in the region.
Person Specification
  • Inspirational and motivational leadership.
  • A knowledge of South Wales and the key people and main issues that drive the news, sport, and political agenda.
  • The ability to manage a busy workload in a time-pressured environment and stay calm when dealing with breaking news stories.
  • Great team working skills, and the ability to support others in the team as needed.
  • Outstanding time management and organisational skills.
  • A working knowledge of multiplatform content creation.
  • A real passion for the brands you’re working with.
  • An excellent knowledge of media law, Ofcom guidelines and social media rules.
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 Audio is Europe’s leading digital commercial broadcaster and audio operator. Experts in the power of sound, the company reaches over twenty-five million listeners daily through its market-leading broadcast radio, online services, and podcasts. Spanning 9 countries - the UK, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Portugal and Slovakia - BM Audio owns leading brands including KISS, Mix Megapol, Absolute Radio, Radio Norge, Radio Expres, Radio Nova, Radio 100 and RMF.

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

We are PASSIONATE WITH PURPOSE, creative and commercial…

We know why we are here, and we LOVE what we do!

Our CREATIVE AMBITION and AGILITY takes us further, faster…

You can be as BIG as the space YOU want to fill.


To each other, to our audiences, to our advertisers.


And all ideas are welcome.


We raise it, own it, sort it.

We CARE that everyone feels VALUED and SUPPORTED…

A place where we can all do our best work.


We always have each others back.



For more information about Bauer Media UK please check out our Website

How to Apply

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