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Assistant Editor (Online News)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC Cymru Wales is the nation's leading provider of news on television, radio, online and social media. The digital news team is responsible for BBC Wales’ digital news service – in text and video. The team is at the forefront of BBC Wales’ journalism, combining breaking and developing news with accessible analysis and explanation of events. It aims to deliver the highest quality journalism, with a focus on younger and underserved audiences, and bring together output from the whole BBC Wales newsroom.

BBC Wales News and Current Affairs is an integrated team of journalists working across radio, TV and online in English and Welsh. Our aims are excellence, collaboration and innovation - for our teams and for our output. This job is for an assistant editor initially working primarily in digital news but you will be expected, encouraged and supported to work in different parts of the operation in order to develop your career and where operational demands require.

Role Responsibility

This role is to lead and manage the team responsible for the video and social content on all of the digital platforms managed by BBC Wales News ensuring creative and engaging content is delivered to our audiences and the audiences we want to reach. The successful candidate will work closely with the editor and other assistant editors to generate ideas, commission content from within the team, forward plan, ensure the content complies with BBC editorial standards, and deliver innovative and creative video and social content to our audiences.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will generate ideas, commission content from within the team and wider newsroom, ensure the content complies with BBC editorial standards and offers innovative and creative content to our audiences. Forward planning skills and people management form part of the duties of the successful candidate. There will be an expectation for the successful candidate to liaise and manage relationships with other outlets in BBC Wales news as well as in other BBC centres.

This job involves shift working and weekend working.

So if you have a proven track record of managing a large team in a digital news environment, and are experienced in determining content and run orders of a news website and its associated platforms, this could be the opportunity for you.

Package Description

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

(d) Welsh language skills are not necessary  /  Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.  /   Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.

The BBC recognises that flexible working can benefit both the employee and the BBC as it can create a range of employment opportunities to suit both changing operational needs and the needs of individuals.  We will, therefore, consider flexible working requests for this vacancy.   Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.

Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. At the BBC we are committed to reflecting and representing the diversity of the UK.   

Pay Band D

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 very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role. 

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background. 

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC.  


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