Assistant News Editor, Radio News

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

Job Introduction

Have you got a passion for radio?  Are you a creative, committed and experienced senior journalist who’s ready to take on the challenge of heading a team of journalists producing radio bulletins and programmes?

If so, the radio news team at BBC Scotland are looking for an Assistant Editor.

Role Responsibility

You’ll need bags of ideas, great people skills and an ear for what makes engaging radio. You’ll manage a team who are producing radio news content around the clock – from first thing in the morning to last thing at night. 

The successful candidate will have responsibility for radio news production, including the output of live programmes. As well as this, you will be expected to deal with complex editorial and legal issues.

The Ideal Candidate

We’re looking for an outstanding leader, someone who’s got management skills and can manage a team through the operational and editorial challenges that lie ahead.

You’ll need an excellent awareness of Scottish, UK and global affairs – plus creative ideas about how to deliver those stories to our audience.  You’ll also be working with our presenting team as they prepare to interview senior figures in public life.

If this sounds like an opportunity you’d like to grab, and are someone who embraces change, apply away…

PLEASE NOTE:  This role involves managing a team who’s shift pattern includes early, late and weekend working, so on occasion you could be working these hours.

Package Description

Band: E
Contract type: Permanent Role
Location: Pacific Quay, Glasgow (office-based)

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 (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.

The BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services while the coronavirus is still an issue. Until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to  


For roles which are open to flexible working arrangements, should you be successful, we can discuss different options.  For more details on the BBC Flexible Working Policy visit   

We value the benefit diversity and inclusion brings and we welcome information on any reasonable adjustment we can make to ensure you can fully participate. For example, this may be extra time for a meeting or interview, information in different format or a venue which has wheelchair access. Please contact the resourcing team and one of our recruiters will be in touch to discuss how we can help.  

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About the Company

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 document attached below.

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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