Core News Senior Journalist – Sub Editor – BBC (Hull or Lincoln)

Here at BBC Local, we are committed to upholding inclusive values and behaviours. We expect diversity and inclusion to be at the forefront of everything that we do and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply so that our workforce is reflective of the audiences we serve.

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

Job Introduction

BBC Local is the family of services we offer across local communities in England, including radio, online, social media and TV.  With famous brands and new platforms, we provide a rich mix of content and programming from news to entertainment.

We are looking for talented people to be at the heart of our relationship with our local audiences. These roles will be the voice of our local services – passionate broadcasters and brilliant storytellers that inspire and engage our communities. Every day, you’ll make BBC Local famous for its outstanding programming and its deep connection with the people we serve.

We are looking for senior journalists (sub editor) who will be responsible for ensuring our content is of the highest editorial standards and attracts a returning audience.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The senior journalist will ensure the quality of stories is of the highest standard.

Your main responsibilities will include curating online content for a local index but you may be responsible across multiple indexes.

You will be responsible for the editorial standards of the index, ensuring they adhere to BBC guidelines at all times and the content is impartial.

You will be expected to lead and support team members as required and ensure best practice is always followed.

Knowledge, Skills, Training & Experience

Audiences are at the heart of everything we do in BBC Local and you will use your understanding, data, feedback and reports to demonstrate your ability to adapt ways of working to ensure a high-quality offering.

You need to have sound editorial judgement and be assertive in making decisions on matters of editorial sensitivity under pressure.

You will have experience in working efficiently and accurately to  rolling deadlines and respond to breaking news.  The ability to deliver  high quality copy that demonstrates the BBC’s values of impartiality and fairness is compulsory.

We expect our SJ sub editors to have extensive digital journalist experience.

You will have demonstrable experience of embracing technology, adopting up new skills and adapting to the changing demands of a digital working environment. In addition, you will have managed or mentored others in this area too.

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