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Senior Duty Editor, Sports News, BBC Sport

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

Job Introduction

From the World Cup to the Olympics, whether it’s Premier League football, 6 Nations Rugby, International Cricket or the top Tennis tournaments BBC Sport is at the heart of the world’s major sporting events. Our Sports News, Radio Sport and Interactive teams help make sure that every day, throughout the year our audiences our served with all the stories surrounding every sport as well as providing world class coverage of the events themselves.

Role Responsibility

BBC Sports News is looking to recruit a Senior Duty Editor (SDE) to work on the sport output on the News Channel and from time to time on World TV News

The successful candidate will work across a range of programmes from Breakfast to Victoria Derbyshire and Sportsday responding flexibly and positively to changing and conflicting priorities across all Sports news output.

You will show strong editorial leadership, recognising the specific needs of the relevant audiences. Developing programme ideas and event coverage for the various TV sports news outlets.

Regular weekend and some overnight working may be required.

The Ideal Candidate

It is essential our SDE has substantial experience in television, radio and/or multi-media production as a Sports Producer or Journalist. Proven editorial judgement, flair and the ability to make valid decisions quickly.

A thorough knowledge of sporting issues, mainstream sport and an informed interest in a wide range of minority sports is needed to be successful in this role.

Our SDEs should also have proven leadership skills; managing individuals and teams of multi-skilled staff.

Package Description

1 x 12 Month FTC Attachment

Grade 8 / Band D

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.

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.

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk

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