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Radio Editor (Senior News Editor), BBC Radio York

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

Job Introduction

The Senior News Editor has overall responsibility for BBC Radio York.   It’s a new job title for a role which has traditionally been called ‘station manager’ or ‘Managing Editor’.  

BBC Radio York serves England’s biggest county, North Yorkshire, from the city of York to Scarborough on the East Coast, two National Parks and contrasting towns and cities like Harrogate, Selby and Ripon. 

We’re at the heart of our community and we’re proud of our agenda-setting editorial.  We're an ambitious, award-winning station and we’re looking for an experienced, inspirational editor to lead our team.

Role Responsibility

As managing editor you’ll have overall responsibility for BBC Radio York.   You’ll have lots of ideas for great radio- at an exciting time when local output is set to expand- and you’ll be passionate about reaching new listeners and communities.    You’ll have a vision for generating shareable digital content, and you’ll work collaboratively with colleagues in BBC Yorkshire from online, radio and tv.  You’ll deliver to agreed budgets and schedules and lead staff recruitment, training and development.  You’ll also be our editorial lead, and an ambassador for the BBC across North Yorkshire.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will know North Yorkshire and its diverse communities well and will have a track record of leading, running and inspiring teams. Excellent inter-personal, organisational, motivational and creative skills are essential. The ability to develop and bring the best out in others will be a key asset, as well as experience in developing partnerships with organisations outside the BBC.  You will have significant journalism and radio programming experience and a flexible and collaborative approach. You’ll need strong editorial judgment and an instinct for ways to reach different groups within the local audience.  Additionally, you should be comfortable managing the station budget and adopting a strategic approach to its future development. 

Important application information

In addition to your online application, please outline, in no more than 700 words, your vision for BBC Radio York’s weekday evening output between 6 and 10pm when the all England show ends next year. Please email this to no later than the closing date.

For more information please contact Tim Smith, acting head of BBC Yorkshire, 07860 819387 or,uk


Interviews are expected to take place w/c 22nd January

Package Description

- Grade: 11D (Proposed band F)

- Continuing contract

- Based, York

Job share and part-time working applications are welcome for this role.  Please include details of the proposed arrangement in your application.



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 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.



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