Assistant Editor – BBC (Wales)

Job Package

Band – E

Salary – £50,730-£60,268 per annum depending on relevant skills, knowledge and experience. The expected salary range for this role reflects internal benchmarking and external market insights.

Welsh Language skills aren’t essential for this role / Nid yw sgiliau yn yr Iaith Gymraeg yn hanfodol ar gyfer y swydd hon


Job Purpose

As part of the multi-platform English Language Output team in BBC Wales News, Radio Wales News is responsible for producing the key Breakfast and Drivetime strands.

As an Assistant Editor you will lead teams in making outstanding and relatable radio news in line with Radio Wales’ target audience.

You will also be a senior member of the broader Output team, contributing to the wider newsroom’s overall strategies and values. As an Assistant Editor you may be asked to undertake other management duties at the request of the Senior News Editor. You will join a duty editor rota that will involve infrequent and scheduled weekend working.

You’ll be expected and encouraged to take up opportunities in other areas of the newsroom as they arise, as part of our commitment to developing a leadership team with a broad range of skills and abilities.


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

As Assistant Editor, you will work in partnership with the departments’ other Assistant Editors in overseeing the day-to-day editorial of Radio Wales News output. You will manage a large team of Presenters, Senior Journalists, Journalist,  Journalism Co-ordinators and Researchers.

You will develop, encourage and maintain high professional standards of journalism, ensuring we deliver high quality programmes, which consistently set the editorial agenda and make an impact across the newsroom. You will lead teams on the production of items through to transmission, including assigning, briefing and establishing priorities on a daily basis.

You will be a driving force in helping our content cut through by developing strong links with other platforms and encouraging great collaboration across the newsroom.


Knowledge, Skills, Training & Experience

You will be an experienced journalist with an extensive editorial background in broadcast news and the ability to develop and implement new and innovative approaches to programme structure and content.

Proven editorial judgement is a must and you will be able to make sound decisions promptly in both pre-recorded and live situations and be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of Wales and Welsh Affairs, plus UK and Global issues.  You will be able to prioritise and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing, programme budgets and resource requirements.

You will have proven experience of team leadership and team development, resolving conflicts as necessary. Diversity includes everyone and in BBC Wales News we believe it needs to be at the heart of everything we do. With this in mind, you will need to be able to demonstrate a commitment to improving diversity at the BBC. You’ll be expected to work hard to create a culture which embraces diversity and inclusion, and which encourages others to be their authentic self in a work context and feel able to contribute their best in all ways.

You’ll need to demonstrate the BBC Values at all times and ensure your teams do the same.

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