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Executive Editor for Sport @ BBC Northern Ireland


We are seeking to appoint an Executive Editor for Sport, who will be one of a small number of key creative leaders working with the Head of Content Production, and other Executive Editors, as collaborative, ambitious and robust senior team. This individual needs to be a resilient, highly effective, influencer, at various levels, both within the Content Production structure, and also within the broader BBC structures, and with external stakeholders.

Are you the right candidate?

As the ideal candidate for this role you will have significant editorial and journalistic experience across multiple platforms along with senior Leadership Experience including heading up large and complex teams. You will have extensive experience in stakeholder management and collaborative influencing at senior executive level along with experience of leading strategic change; leading innovation and creativity. An understanding of the Sport Industry is imperative, along with an understanding of digital, radio and TV production workflows including social media.

Package Description

Band: F
Contract type: Continuing
Location: Belfast

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.

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