BBC is looking for a Head of Local Radio

The BBC is advertising a new position of Head of Local Radio for its radio stations in England.

In a note to local radio staff, BBC Director, England, Helen Thomas says: “At a time when many competitors are moving away from local services, we are focused on investing in serving local communities – and I firmly believe local radio’s place is at the heart of our communities.”

The position will report directly to Helen Thomas and will provide editorial leadership across the local radio stations.

Helen adds: “It will be a pivotal role that will help us further our ambition to offer more creative freedom to our local editors, and will be a key addition to our leadership team in England.”

The job will include moving the stations away from the corporation’s previous strategy of “one size fits all” and help local editors take more control of their own stations.

You can find out more at RadioTodayJobs.com.

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Posted on Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 6:20 pm by UK - Reporter

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2 Comments
  1. Joe Smith says

    There must be someone from Coronation Street or Eastenders that the BBC could hire.

  2. Mike Rose says

    “The job will include moving the stations away from the corporation’s previous strategy of “one size fits all” and help local editors take more control of their own stations.” So what happens when that’s all done? Will the position become redundant? Strange position this. Why are the corporation hiring someone to tell the local bosses they can do their own thing? Why can’t the local bosses just do their own thing? Am I missing something? If, of course, the individuality had remained in the first place there wouldn’t be a need for this thread. What do I know? I’m just a license payer.

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