28 Sep 2016

Face of Hull 2017

Fancy shouting about Hull UK City of Culture 2017? Read on.

Have you ever wanted to be a BBC presenter? Do you have a passion for Hull? Do you have what it takes to join the BBC in 2017? Yes? Well, this’ll be right up your street.

The BBC is on the search for the face and voice of Hull UK City of Culture 2017. This is a fab opportunity to report on events throughout 2017 and the team is looking for a special someone with top character and personality to work with them.

You’ll be primarily working for BBC Radio Humberside, BBC Look North and BBC online pages. However, you could appear on any BBC programme.

Don’t worry if you have no previous presenting experience – you’re not expected to be an experienced journalist. You’ll be given all the essentials you need including training and support by BBC producers. Every day will be completely different and you’ll be covering events on TV, radio and online.

Make sure you’ve got strong connections to Hull, too – they’re looking for someone who’s passionate about the city and who knows a thing or two about arts and culture.

How do I apply?

If you would like to apply – head over to Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB, on Saturday 8 October at 9.30am where you will be asked to register. You will then be asked for your details and have a quick snap of your lovely face as part of the application.

You will have one minute to pitch why you’re top dog in front of a panel. You’re welcome to do whatever you want in the given time, use your creativity, go wild.

Bear in mind, you’ll also be filmed by the BBC and your audition may be used by the BBC for broadcast and/or appear on BBC online websites as well as official BBC social media accounts.

You’ll need to be 18 or over and be eligible to work in the UK.

When do I find out?

A shortlist will be drawn up at the end of the day (8 October) and, if shortlisted, you’ll be asked to attend an interview at the BBC building in Hull, Queen’s Gardens, HU1 3RH, on Wednesday 12 October.

If you make it to the final stage, you’ll be employed by the BBC on a 14-month fixed-term contract starting no later than 1 December 2016 which will run until 31 January 2018. Expect to work on average 35-hours a week, with varied days, dependent on the Hull 2017 schedule.

Best of luck!

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