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Senior Journalist Team Manager

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

Job Introduction

If you are passionate about news based in North East Scotland and want to lead a team of top-level journalists then we’re looking for your skills. 

The  Senior Journalist Team Manager needs to have first-class news and editorial judgement, a knowledge of the Scottish news agenda and an understanding of how to maximise output across TV, radio and digital. 

Please note: This role includes shift work.

Role Responsibility

The post holder will work to the Newsgathering Editor and will be responsible for the editorial control of stories in the North East.  This role has formal managerial responsibility for staff in Aberdeen and Dundee.

Are you the right candidate?

You should have substantial broadcast journalism experience with demonstrable ability to lead a team and contribute ideas and support to the overall management of the site, its team, finances and agenda.

A high standard of editorial judgment, writing ability and production skills coupled with an In-depth knowledge of the Scottish news agenda and of Scotland’s political system is essential.

You should be able to display positive team working skills and have the ability to resolve conflicts.


Package Description

Grade: 8D / Proposed Grade D

Base: Aberdeen 

Contract: Continuing 

The BBC recognises that flexible working can benefit both the employee and the BBC.  We are happy to consider flexible working requests for this vacancy.  Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.  

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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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