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Lead Executive Football, BBC Sport

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Job Introduction

The Lead Executive for football in BBC Sport is responsible for leading all the TV coverage in football and overseeing the effective co-ordination of football output across all platforms. This involves taking charge of the coverage of some of our most prized properties; Premier League/Match of the Day, the FA Cup and the World Cup and European Football Championships.  Football is at the heart of BBC Sport and we are seeking a creative and talented Lead Executive. 

Role Responsibility

The Lead Executive on Football is responsible for defining an editorial vision for Football delivered by the team and department and will ensure that there is continuous editorial and creative development. The Lead is accountable for the editorial quality of the output and, in partnership with the Production Executive, will manage the financial and operational challenges that go along with such a large, high profile portfolio. The Lead takes overall leadership and management of football as deputy in this area to Head of TV Sport and bears the responsibilities of this. There is a large team to lead so the ideal candidate must have strong editorial leadership with the ability to offer guidance and advice helping to identify training and development needs of their direct reports.  They will also drive the relationship with other areas, internal (other BBC departments) and external (rights holders), and ensure BBC’s football output connects with audiences in a digital world, working closely with colleagues in Radio Sport, Sport Interactive and Sports News.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have an excellent detailed understanding and great experience of football and of production of TV football programmes. They will have a wide experience of managing a large team and able to demonstrate balanced and objective editorial judgment. They must have a high level of creativity and be able to bring a fresh new approach with the ability to get the best and most creative ideas in others. Relationship building is critical in the role so you must be able to motivate and communicate clearly.

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 very 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.

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