Content Editor (Leadership Position)

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Job Introduction

BBC Radio Wales produces over 140 hours of English language audio output for hundreds of thousands of listeners every week. The content range is designed to engage and inspire a nation and varies from news and political programmes that our so vital in these times, through to the equally important entertainment, comedy and music content. We work with a diverse range of on-air talent including Jason Mohammad, Carol Vorderman, Alex Jones, Joanna Page, Wynne Evans and Janice Long. We also deliver a range of bespoke podcasts and digital content.

The Content Editor is a critical role, which leads this output from production bases across Wales, and will help shape the future strategy for the station, making it a production hub of creative content which is fit for the future.       

Role Responsibility

In this role you will make an impact by inspiring and leading the Radio Wales Team.  You will   build Radio Wales audiences in both our digital and audio channels, and you will lead on podcast commissioning and development.

Your daily role will see you working in a fast paced and operational environment, being a creative leader, and a source of expertise on how to engage with our audiences.

Your strategic role will include contributing to the long-term plan for BBC Wales Radio and Audio output, this will include forecasting trends, using your creativity and truly understanding both new and old audiences to ensure Radio Wales is truly representing the Welsh nation in all its forms.

Finally, this role presents significant opportunity for development, as you will take a place in the BBC Cymru Wales Leadership Group and have regular opportunities to deputise for the Head of Radio.

The Ideal Candidate

The right candidate will be a strong leader, from any content creating discipline, who will demonstrate a passion and understanding for audience growth. 

You will have a clear understanding varied cultural and political landscapes as well as strong journalistic/storytelling skills along with sound editorial judgement and creative flair.  You’ll know how to foster diversity, on and off air. You’ll also have experience of dealing with audience data, providing analysis and interpretation.

Whilst having a background in audio may be advantageous, it is not essential, however you will need to demonstrate a passion and vision for audio content and digital channels.

You will also be a strong communicator, with the ability to engage and inspire both internally and externally, the role requires a leader who has successfully developed creative partnerships, influenced key business stakeholders and understands content creation in a digital age.

Package Description

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

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. 

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 25 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 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, 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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