Jill Misson

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Engaging audio.
Compelling copy.

I am a freelance journalist with versatile skills and experience in broadcasting, writing and PR.

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About Me

Spreading the word...From radio to podcasts to print

I talked my way into radio as a fresher at the University of Bristol. The adrenaline rush of presenting live travel bulletins on Breakfast shows across Wales and the West made the early alarm worthwhile. 

After graduating with a degree in German and Russian, I was chosen from 700 candidates for a life-changing traineeship with the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS). I had a 3-year adventure working overseas as a radio presenter and producer in Germany, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Northern Ireland, Kosovo and the Falklands.

I returned to the UK to join the BBC as a Broadcast Journalist at BBC Radio Wiltshire and have since worked as a presenter, producer and reporter across BBC Local Radio and at Radio 2, Radio 4 and 5Live.

The proudest achievement of my career is producing Jeremy Vine’s award-winning Radio 2 documentary series The Songs My Son Loved. It featured moving interviews with the mothers of five fallen soldiers and succeeded in making critics and lorry drivers cry.

During the Covid-19 pandemic I hosted two series of the BFBS podcast Team Talk. We shared the experiences and stories of military families, service personnel and veterans.

I regularly write features for magazines and websites including Army&You and The Motherload. I have wide-ranging experience in PR including writing press releases and blogs, securing coverage for clients, media training and social media management.

I am always open to new opportunities so if you have a project in mind or you would like to work with me, do get in touch.

Jill Misson in Studio
Trainee Royal Navy Photographers assist the BBC to remember the fallen
Jill Misson Reporter


Nicky Ness, Director, Broadcasting and Entertainment BFBS:
Jeremy Vine, Presenter, BBC Radio 2
Impressed by her passion
Charlotte Eadie, Former Editor, Army&You magazine
Put our audience at ease
Beth Spencer, Former Director Communications, AFF (Army Families Federation)

“Smart, hard-working and genial, Jill is a great presence in the office and would be an asset to any team. She produced my documentary series “The Songs My Son Loved” and made sure it arrived on air as an extraordinary piece of radio which won Silver at the Sony Awards.
I was incredibly impressed by her passion and the meticulous quality of her work.”

Jeremy Vine
Presenter, BBC Radio 2

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