As the economics editor you will hold one of the most senior roles in BBC News and will lead the BBC’s coverage across all platforms, domestic and international. Reporting to the head of business and economics journalism, you will be a regular contributor to the main TV and radio news bulletins and programmes, as well as to BBC News Online.
Much of the role will focus on providing material for the Six and Ten O’clock News, the 1800 Radio 4 news bulletin and the Today Programme. You will work closely with the BBC’s Business Editor and lead the journalism in the Business and Economics Unit as well as being a primary contact for senior figures in Government and the Business/Economics community.
Your role will also require you to have a strong digital profile where you will expected to contribute to social media, to online video and have your own blog which you will update on a regular basis.
You will be a specialist journalist with a strong track record in reporting on the full range of economic stories with a thorough understanding of economic principles and of the key institutions that shape policy. You will have a track record of breaking original, high impact stories. Your experience, contacts and confidence will enable you to both interpret complex economic stories and to set the news agenda with hard-hitting original journalism. The ability to work to tight deadlines – to quickly assess and communicate the significance of breaking stories is also key.
You will be a strong writer and be interested in creative television and radio production with the ability to translate complex ideas into accessible journalism.
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