Content Editor, BBC Asian Network Music Team

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

Job Introduction

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.

Role Responsibility

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 the station in the delivery of compelling, ambitious and distinctive content of the highest standard including new programmes across the network. You will be a part of decisions in new shows and how they sound.  You will help inform the music strategy of Asian Network and grow listener numbers on BBC Sounds and across programmes. You'll have relevant experience in the music or media industry with an enviable contact book, 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.

Please note that the first section of the job description outlines the scope of a generic editor role within the BBC. The appendix outlines the specific responsibilities and accountabilities for this particular role.

Package Description

Band:       E
Contract type:     Continuing contract
Location:      London or Birmingham

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK.


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 situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

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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.

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