Editor, BBC Music Introducing


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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Permanent – Full Time
0.00 - 0.00
Working Hours:
35 hours
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Content Production
BBC Region / Division:
Radio and Education
BBC Business Unit:
Radio - HQ

Package Description

Band: E
Contract type: Continuing (permanent)
Location: London

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 (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

Job Introduction


BBC Music Introducing supports unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar music across the UK.

With upwards of 500,000 tracks uploaded to the BBC Music Introducing website and over 200,000 artists registered, Introducing provides a network dedicated to supporting the best emerging talent from across the UK and a platform to propel them onto the national stage through Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, 6 Music and The Asian Network.

It gives up-and-coming artists broadcast opportunities on BBC radio, television and online alongside the chance to perform at major festivals and showcases. Big name artists including YUNGBLUD, Arlo Parks, Sam Fender, Celeste, Joy Crookes, Easy Life, Georgia and Tom Grennan all received BBC Music Introducing support at the start of their careers.

BBC Music Introducing offers new musicians the chance to get played on national radio, to record their own Maida Vale session and perform at the biggest festivals in the UK and internationally. It has brought thousands of acts to hundreds of different stages over the past 10 years, including Glastonbury, Big Weekend, Latitude, Creamfields, Reading and Leeds, plus SXSW in Texas and Winter Jazz Festival in New York.

BBC Music Introducing LIVE is one of the UK’s biggest, fastest-growing and most exciting music industry events, supporting and inspiring the next generation of industry leaders, artists and creatives. Usually a 3 day discovery festival at Tobacco Dock, last year’s event took place digitally for the first time, with a week-long programme bringing audiences an array of live performances, masterclasses, talks and interactive sessions featuring high profile BBC Music Introducing alumni, industry experts and special guests.

This year Bonnie Kemplay  won the chance to perform in BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge claiming the top spot ahead of over 10,000 other entries from some of the UK’s very best undiscovered and under the radar musicians, each hoping to land a once in a lifetime opportunity to perform in the world famous Radio 1 Live Lounge. The search, founded as a partnership between Radio 1 and BBC Music Introducing, was conceived as a means of nurturing and developing new talent, helping to propel some of the UK’s best new acts onto a national stage as the music industry begins to emerge from the challenges of the past 12 months. 

The BBC Music Introducing team is seeking to recruit an Editor to manage the strategy and team.

Main Responsibilities

The Editor for BBC Music Introducing will oversee the delivery of all aspects of BBC Introducing. This will include being the key contact for all internal networks and platforms for BBC Music Introducing, providing current information at a network and local radio level and liaising with external and internal partners to promote and advise on content.   The Editor will be expected to manage delivery of the BBC Music Introducing strategy and help develop future strategy.   Managing a small production team, the Editor will oversee all live events, negotiate with music promoters and manage the overall budget.

Are you the right candidate?

You will need to demonstrate an in depth knowledge and understanding of BBC Music Introducing content and strategic ambitions.  An in depth knowledge and experience with recorded and live music industry, particularly in new music across genres is essential.  You will also need to have substantial experience and track record in the production and organisation of live events, tours and festival stages.  You will have a strong track record of dealing with talent, artists and contributors and strong relationships with the music industry.  You must be able to manage and set brand strategy.  You will need a strong understanding of BBC guidelines – editorial and technical, Health and Safety.  

About the BBC

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Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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