Executive Editor – Radio Humberside & Radio Lincolnshire – BBC (Hull/Lincoln)

Package Description

Job Reference: 017437

Band: F

Salary: £64,103 – £78,348 per annum, depending on relevant skills, knowledge and experience. The expected salary range for this role reflects internal benchmarking and external market insights.

Contract type: 9 Month Fixed Term Contract / Attachment


Location: Hull / Lincoln

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.

•    Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.

•    Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.

•    Benefits – We offer a negotiable salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 25 days annual leave with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.


Job Introduction

BBC Radio Humberside & Radio Lincolnshire are BBC Local radio stations at the heart of their communities providing a rich mix of local linear content across news, sport and programmes as well as digital audio for online audiences. We provide impartial news and current affairs and showcase local stories, talent and creativity. We are ambitious for the future and want to increase our online growth through the iPlayer and BBC Sounds. The Audio Executive Editor reports to the regional Head of Production in Yorkshire & Lincolnshire who is responsible for all services across the region.


Main Responsibilities

You will ensure the delivery of outstanding local audio content that enables the BBC to serve new and existing audiences and grow new habits across live and on-demand services. You will provide effective leadership and support to local production teams based in Hull and Lincoln. You will manage and motivate colleagues to deliver creative and innovative content. You will support the Audio Commissioning strategy for BBC Local and work closely with the Controller of Commissioning to ensure content meets the required editorial specification and service brief. You will work closely with the Head of Production, other Executive Editors and the Senior News Editors as part of a multi-media leadership team within the region and act as an ambassador for the BBC. You will effectively harness live and on-demand audience data to drive editorial and audience performance and be accountable for editorial standards & compliance.


Are you the right candidate?

•    To succeed in this role, you will need the ability to adapt to and lead ongoing business change.
•    You will have the capability to provide inspirational leadership, support career development/talent retention and act as role model to your teams and colleagues.
•    You should have experience of creative production and complex editorial decision-making with the ability to look ahead and to continue to develop content in response to a changing audience.
•    We are looking for a leader with a track record of establishing a positive, engaged and supportive culture.
•    You will have excellent communication and influencing skills and the experience to manage complex relationships through collaboration, dialogue and engagement.


About the BBC

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants. Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

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Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here.

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