We’re looking for a Content Editor to help lead the national radio station for Wales. BBC Radio Wales is the English language radio station for Wales. We produce 140 hours of output a week, from production bases across Wales, with a broad range of content - including News, Politics, Sport, Entertainment, Comedy and Music. The Content Editor is a critical role in delivering the output day to day, leading on digital content, podcasts, driving the station’s creativity and helping to shape future strategy.
The purpose of the role is to oversee the day to day operation of BBC Radio Wales output, lead on podcast commissioning and development, build audiences on our digital channels and lead the implementation of our service strategies. This role will be part of the BBC Cymru Wales Leadership Group, and will regularly deputise for the Head of Radio.
For a further breakdown of responsibilities, please see the attached job description.
The Ideal Candidate
You’ll be an experienced radio professional, with extensive knowledge of the audio industry and experience of working on podcasts. As well as knowledge of BBC Radio Wales, you’ll also need to demonstrate an understanding of the wider market and how best to encourage audience growth. You’ll have a clear understanding of the cultural and political landscape of Wales, strong journalistic/storytelling skills along with sound editorial judgement and an in-depth understanding of the BBC’s policy and guidelines. 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.
The successful candidate will have outstanding creative and editorial judgement and be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of editorial standards.
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 audio in a digital age.
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.
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