BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Assistant News Editor (Assistant Editor)

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BBC Published: January 4, 2018
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Job Introduction

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire is the personality and speech driven station at the heart of one of the most exciting and talked about places in the country right now.

Home to more than 300,000 people Coventry is a young, dynamic and diverse city gearing up to be UK City of Culture 2021. Our station serves this incredible place and the surrounding historic rural towns and villages of Warwickshire.

There’s a big editorial agenda in our area including HS2, City of Culture 2021, the home of the UK motor industry and electric vehicle technology and the Commonwealth Games 2022.

Role Responsibility

We require an exceptional and ambitious Editor in the making to join the management team and help run a great station with very experienced and talented teams.

You’ll build and deliver the strategy with the Editor as well as working hands on leading programmes, news and digital.

The current editor also has responsibility for development across the local radio network so as Assistant Editor you’ll often need to step up. It’s crucial you possess the skills, confidence and experience to seamlessly take the reins and lead the station from time to time.

The Ideal Candidate

Firstly, you’ll be a hands-on doer and passionate about making radio, possessing the people skills and significant programming and production experience to get the most from our personality presenters and on air teams.

You’ll be a proven and inspirational editorial leader with great judgment.  We also need you to think about how we can attract new, hard to reach audiences, so we expect you to have exciting ideas about how we can better use social media and some impressive project management experience.

For more information contact the Editor, Gareth Roberts 0759 0307502

Important Application Information - As part of your online questionnaire you will need to listen to Trish Adudu Breakfast Show and Vic Minett Weekday Mid-Morning programme and provide your thoughts and proposed action points (max. 400 words)

Package Description

Grade: 9D (Proposed Band E)

Continuing, full-time contract

Job share and part-time working applications are welcome for this role.  Please include details of the proposed arrangement in your application.

You are eligible to apply for this role if you are either on a BBC Continuing (Permanent) contract or a BBC Fixed Term contract.

If you are on a casual or freelance contract you can apply subject to evidence that you have worked at the BBC continuously for 6 months at the point of your application. You should detail these dates in your application.

If you have worked for less than 6 months continuously or are within the first six months of your BBC employment then you must have Divisional HR approval to apply for an internal role. If you are unsure which contract you are on, please speak to your Line Manager or BBC HR on 0370 024 3477.

Any applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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