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Content Editor

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

Job Introduction

BC NI are seeking to appoint a Content Editor within Arts, Music & Learning, who will work collaboratively alongside other Content Editors within Content Production. The Editor will be a central driving force in delivering to our public service function, responsible for the delivery of impactful content and services to our audiences.

The role of Arts, Music and Learning is to captivate audiences through culture, music and arts: support personal enrichment through learning; bring people together; bolster local talent, cultural identity and the creative sector. We will serve societal needs and passions and communicate confidently with audiences, partners and the wider market. Our aim is to reach target audiences, wherever they are; deliver benefit to the target audience and wider society and to analyse audience insights in order to iterate and improve productions.

Role Responsibility

To provide senior leadership for productions and projects:

• Editorial, budgetary and creative leadership of staff and productions.

• Line management, including performance management, nurturing talent and career progression through training and on job opportunities.

• Manage creative, editorial and production processes, workflows and delivery including: Editorial Standards, Project Briefs and Scopes, Editorial Specifications, Compliance, Evaluation Reports, and Commissioning documents across genres and platforms.

• Plan and deliver BBC Northern Ireland Arts and Music content across TV, Radio and Digital, based on the NI Productions priorities, creative and editorial strategy.

• Editorial responsibility for consistently delivering fresh, original, distinctive and high quality productions that engage the audience in rich arts, music and cultural output

• Exploit the creative potential and output of content: particularly in extending its impact, actively embracing digital opportunities and reaching wider audiences.

• Be a driving force in ideas generation; including taking a leading role which encourages and supports colleagues through development, proposition and pitching.

• Work with senior Production Management in resourcing for output, allocating staff, and delivering within allocated budget.

• Work with senior Operations staff in planning technical, logistical and operational requirements for OBs and complex productions; ensuring that all work is carried out according to Health and Safety policy and guidelines.

• Build strong relationships with the other Editors within the Arts, Music, Events, Discovery and Learning areas of the department to maximise and amplify content.

• Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders; leveraging strategic partnership and collaboration opportunities where possible.

• Represent BBC Northern Ireland on a number of boards, steering and project groups.

• Champion the use of audience insights, owning clear targets for reaching specific audiences.

• Where appropriate, to work at the Content Editor level on other strands across BBC NI Content Production.


Are you the right candidate?

As the right candidate for this role you will have strong editorial judgement and a thorough knowledge of editorial and legal guidelines. You will have a track record of managing and motivating teams whilst also managing multiple/complex productions and budgets.

You will have past experience of building relationships and working alongside key stakeholders, partners and independent production companies as well as a background of managing and building relationships with on air talent. You will also be highly accomplished in the strategic planning and delivery of innovative output of a high quality.

Package Description

Band: E
Contract type: Continuing
Location: Belfast


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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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 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, sexuality, social 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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