Executive Editor, Channel Islands - BBC England Radio

Job Introduction

As an Executive Editor, you will be responsible for ensuring that your station is aligned to the Local Radio strategy (5 pillars) and that your team fully understands, what that means for the way they work.

In this role, you will be accountable for the editorial quality of your stations output on all platforms. You will be responsible for leading and developing your team. You will also be responsible for ensuring that your team are across the England Strategy and pan BBC issues.

Role Responsibility

You will have responsibility for leading your teams to be creative and imaginative whilst driving a culture of fairness, collaboration and inclusivity.  You will be relentless about raising standards and improving quality.

You will be agile in delivering change and ensuring your team shares best practice across stations.

You will be across trends in audio listening and look for ways in which you and your teams can respond on all Platforms.

You will have responsibility for discovering, coaching, and developing on-air and off-air talent and be committed to signing up to and delivering on the BBC’s Diversity pledge of 50/20/12.

You will understand the importance of Local Radio working as a network, whilst recognising and delivering the power of local.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, you should have previous experience of taking a lead role in driving change and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the audio landscape and the strategic direction of local radio.

You’ll have substantial radio programming experience with the ability to demonstrate strong editorial decision-making and creativity.

You will have substantial experience of managing production teams with experience discovering, coaching and developing on-air and off-air talent.

Package Description

Band: F

Contract: Permanent

Location: Jersey

Appointment to this role will be subject to the Government of Jersey approving a licence for the candidate. More information from the Government of Jersey:

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 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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