Editor, Music Team, Asian Network
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BBC Asian Network’s mission is to entertain and engage a broad range of young listeners with a distinctive mix of contemporary music and speech. We reflect the lives and interests of 18-34 year old British-Asians and look to connect them with the BBC. At Asian Network we play the best music that is relevant to our young audience, from Asian to broader contemporary music. We provide a platform for supporting new Asian artists, with a strong emphasis on live music. We offer the best in new music, events, news, documentaries, social action campaigns and are the leading voice in young British-Asian culture.
This role will be the creative, editorial and managerial lead for a team including a Producer and Assistant Producers in the Asian Network Music Team, supporting the Head of Programmes in the delivery of compelling, ambitious and distinctive content of the highest standard. You will help inform the music strategy of Asian Network as they transform for the digital era. You will be expected to share relevant insights and experience with your peers on the Radio 1 and 1Xtra music team. You'll have relevant experience in the music or media industry, be able to demonstrate a track record of spotting and developing new talent and responding quickly to new trends in the youth market.
The Ideal Candidate
Your leadership and creative vision will help shape the direction and development of BBC Asian Network and the people who deliver it. Leading with flair, creativity and a collaborative approach; you'll excel at inspiring commitment from, and managing, a diverse and talented team, harnessing potential from the widest possible workforce. You will have strong interpersonal and decision-making skills, coupled with the ability to establish credibility and maintain effective working relationships with senior contacts both internal and external to the BBC.
This role is now being offered as an attachment/fixed term contract until the end of January 2018.
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