Core News Senior Journalists – Sub Editor – East Midlands (BBC)

Please upload your CV and any other relevant documents to support your application.

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 Purpose

BBC Local (East Midlands) is looking for an experienced text journalist or sub-editor to join our digital team, providing oversight and direction for journalists writing for the BBC News website. The aim is to continue to grow our reputation for reporting local news and telling compelling, original stories in creative new ways.

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.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

You’ll commission, check and publish text stories and videos for the BBC’s website and social media accounts, as well as providing feedback to reporters to help develop their skills.

You will ensure the quality of stories is of the highest standard. You will be responsible for editorial standards – ensuring our journalism adheres to BBC guidelines at all times.

As a senior member of the team, you will be expected to lead and support team members as required and ensure best practice is always followed.

Working closely with colleagues in television and radio, you will ensure our best local content is directed towards digital audiences.

Knowledge, Skills, Training & Experience

We expect our sub editors to have extensive text reporting or subbing experience in a news environment.

You need to have extensive editorial experience, sound editorial judgment 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.

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.

Job Impact
Decision making Significant level of responsibility. Uses initiative but seeks guidance where necessary. No line management responsibility but may mentor more junior staff. Scope A senior journalist covering a wide range of journalism activity, with significant experience and responsibility for programme/content creation.

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