Join our news team

Employment, volunteering and work placement opportunities

With a planned launch date for Sheffield Live! TV of autumn 2014 on Freeview, and a news operation starting from July via our new website and through Sheffield Live 93.2FM, we are seeking to recruit talented, passionate staff and volunteers committed to help make our vision become reality.

Head of News

Full time. Salary, according to experience

Please note the closing date for this role has been extended to 6 June 2014.

Sheffield Live TV (SLTV) is the new local television channel for Sheffield co-located with Sheffield Live community radio and part of a new cross platform media offer for the local community. News programming will be at the heart of the new cross platform approach with regular bulletins on both radio and TV, a flagship early evening local TV news programme and a news feed to web and mobile.

The Head of News will be responsible for leading a team of radio, TV and online news reporters including news journalism apprentices, student reporters and community correspondents. They will build a network of sources including hyperlocal news partners and will build relations across the city with the public and private sector and with neighbourhood-based and specialist organisations.

Download the job description including person specification here:

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Community Reporters

Interested in broadcast and online news reporting?

We are building a team of community reporters to seek out and produce local news items for radio, TV, web and mobile. Community reporters are volunteers who contribute to our news workflow on a regular or occasional basis. We are offering opportunities to join our news room team at our broadcast centre or to act as a ‘neighbourhood stringer’, seeking out hyperlocal stories and sending them through. You may have experience in news blogging or student journalism, or just want to get involved in making news on Sheffield Live. We will be offering training in reporting, editing, production and presentation, together with access to our studio facilities and news gathering kits. We are also looking for volunteers in the short term to assist with reporting (interviewing, camerawork, sound, editing) from Sheffield’s summer festivals including Sheffield Food Festival, Peace in the Park, Orgreave anniversary and other events.

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Media apprenticeships

Learning and work experience opportunities

In partnership with The Sheffield College, Sheffield Live is also recruiting for the following apprenticeships: Production Assistants, Apprentice Journalists, Technical Assistants.

Further information on apprenticeships is available by writing to:

We may, in the future, have other roles available – please get in contact via if you have skills and experience you can offer.

One thought on “Join our news team

    1. Liam Farrelly

      I am interested in becoming part of your team, on a voluntary basis.
      I run a music website, This is Ark, in which we try and cover as much live music, not only in Sheffield but surrounding areas, Leeds, Manchester, Doncaster, etc. We also do reviews, previews, in fact anything music.
      I would love to have an opportunity to have a go at interviewing, people associated within the music industry. I do have a little experience in this, but would like to extend this. I do not have any journalism qualifications, but I am more than willing to give it a go.
      I am witty, easy going, flexible, and free.

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