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Editor - Investigations, BBC Scotland News & Current Affairs

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

Job Introduction

BBC Scotland News and Current Affairs is looking for an experienced, self-motivated journalist to lead the BBC Scotland Investigates team, which produces award-winning investigations and documentaries.

As a key part of the News and Current Affairs management team, the post holder will share overall departmental editorial responsibilities, support management colleagues, and play a full part in implementing the department’s strategy and policies.

Role Responsibility

The Investigations Editor will lead and manage a team of reporters, producer/directors, and assistant producers.

You will be responsible for commissioning and delivering distinctive, significant investigations which achieve high levels of impact and audience appreciation.

You will guide the team’s journalism from the development of ideas, through the creative process to the delivery of outstanding films, providing vision, strategic direction, and confident leadership.


Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will have a track record as a dynamic, creative editorial leader; a highly developed knowledge of investigative journalism; experience of long-form film-making; and ideas for increasing impact for the team’s journalism on digital platforms.

You should be able to demonstrate experience of making sound judgements on matters of editorial sensitivity and an understanding of the law in relation to broadcasting.

A track record of outstanding leadership and the ability to create a vision and inspire others is a key requirement of this role.



Package Description

Grade: 10D

Based Glasgow

Continuing Contract

The BBC recognises that flexible working can benefit both the employee and the BBC as it can create a range of employment opportunities to suit both changing operational needs and the needs of individuals.  We will, therefore, consider flexible working requests for this vacancy.   Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.   

We are a diverse organisation and have much to be proud of, but we are also challenging ourselves to ensure that Diversity and Inclusion is hardwired into everything we do.   

For more information contact Gary Smith - .  For recruitment queries, please contact Debbie McCann - 

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. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background



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