Streaming Executive News Editor – BBC (London)

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 competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days annual leave (1 of which is a corporation day) 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 News is investing in Digital with the mission to become the first digital-first, global public service news media in the world. The Digital Department is overseeing crucial growth plans for streaming on iPlayer, on BBC News live pages and on To supercharge our innovation and development of streaming, we are looking to appoint a new Executive News Editor for streaming.

The role will oversee three teams: focused on single-story live streams, on curation and amplification of the most important moments in broadcast, and on development of new streaming-first formats including a new headline format.

In April 2023 we launched the new BBC News Channel in April 2023, with the goal of creating the best live and breaking video news service in the world across broadcast and streaming.  At the same time we began launching single-story streams that run on digital platforms, focused on one story at a time, attracting millions of audiences who want to follow significant news stories as they unfold.

We are looking for a driven, imaginative person that cares deeply about people, role models our values, and creates impact and results through collaboration and creative partnerships.

The role is a rare opening at senior leader level and forms part of the growing leadership team that is spearheading the digital transformation of BBC News under Naja Nielsen, Director of Digital and Channel.

Main Responsibilities

•Grow the live streaming news proposition for the BBC

•Build and launch a ‘moments’ workflow and proposition

•Lead the development of new streaming formats

•Work closely with senior leaders from BBC iPlayer, BBC Sounds and

•We’re looking for a confident and inspirational leader who will ensure focus, pace, delivery and change for the market we are targeting.

•We are looking for a role model that is leading and creating an inclusive, inspirational can do-culture where team members can grow and thrive.

•To guard the BBC journalistic and editorial standards, support the BBC brand and enhance reach, reputation and the impact of the BBC, responding to complaints and comments if required.

•To take managerial, editorial and financial responsibility for a team of journalists, production and support staff, including their training, development and wellbeing.

•To lead on team management activities including recruitment, development, training and employee relations activities and processes in accordance with agreed standards and practices.

•To review regularly the performance of each team to establish current performance and to set appropriate objectives.

•To ensure Health and Safety responsibilities and legal obligations are understood and met within the teams and areas under his/her responsibility.

•To represent the BBC at a senior level and take accountability for the implementation and delivery of wider BBC projects.

Are You The Right Candidate

•Leading a new team with audience growth at its heart, you’ll need a proven track record of visionary leadership.

•This role requires newsroom leadership expertise as it involves developing the newly formed streaming team to work in an agile and proactive way.

•You will unite teams behind our BBC values and behaviours; role modelling them to lead, engage, inspire and create a sense of purpose and belonging.

•You will have outstanding senior stakeholder engagement skills and be a convincing and persuasive communicator, required to influence teams, as well as senior stakeholders, able to establish effective and collaborative relations across BBC departments, and external agencies/stakeholders where required.

•Awareness of current markets, trends and issues across the streaming landscape and wider broadcast media sector, and deep knowledge of output across the whole of the BBC, as well as that of competitors.

•Internally and/or externally recognised source for creative thinking and innovation.

•Thorough understanding of the way in which programmes are commissioned, financed and produced.

•Broad and comprehensive understanding of the BBC’s legal, contractual agreements and regulations as they apply to programme making, broadcasting and digital media, especially streaming.

•Experience in managing significant budgets and understanding key financial drivers

About The BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the below document:

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 visit

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