Title changes for BBC Local Radio managers
Station Editors and Managing Editors are facing a change to their titles at the BBC’s local radio stations.
The corporation says it is aiming to reduce the number of job titles at stations and bring Local Radio into line with other departments.
Current Station Editors or Managing Editors, who have overall responsibility for a station, will become Senior News Editors instead.
The title for Assistant Editors is not affected.
A BBC spokesperson told RadioToday: “Work is underway across the BBC to reduce the number of job titles. These changes are part of that broader work and bring Local Radio into line with other departments. The aim is to make the BBC a simpler and more efficient organisation.”
The BBC Director General Tony Hall recently announced that the £10m savings target for local radio, set out as part of the review into the BBC’s local and regional services, had been cancelled. He said that the BBC would instead rely on its ‘broader efficiency savings’ to ensure that Local Radio budgets were protected. The network’s shared evening show will also end later this year giving control back to local stations.