We need an outstanding, confident and innovative senior journalist with excellent editorial judgement to be the Executive Editor of the Six and Ten o’clock News. This is a permanent position, reporting to the Director of News Programmes, John McAndrew.
As Editor you will understand and develop the shows’ distinctive characteristics and identities; maintaining the independence and integrity of the output and ensuring that it meets BBC editorial policy standards and can sustain public, legal, political and media scrutiny.
You will take managerial, editorial and financial responsibility for a team of journalists where you develop and promote a robust but creative editorial environment; encouraging the team to originate and deliver original story ideas/material with editorial ambition.
You will work closely with all parts of the organisation to maximise the impact of our journalism and ensure that it reached the widest possible audience.
You will represent the BBC at a senior level.
Are You The Right Candidate?
• An excellent journalistic track record at a senior editorial level, having edited impactful, live news programmes
• A deep understanding of changing audience habits and our evolving media landscape
• A desire to collaborate in order to promote the best journalism the BBC produces
• Track record in commissioning original, high impact journalism
• A sharp eye for a great story – and creative brilliance
• Demonstrable ability to make major decisions with authority while under pressure
• The ability to deal with daily and long-term editorial demands
• Excellent knowledge of domestic and international affairs
• Strong leadership skills and experience of managing a large multi-skilled team
• Evidence of a commitment to the BBC News Divisional Objective