Executive Editor

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October 14, 2019
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We are Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company, which is wholly owned by News UK and Ireland Limited. Our radio stations include talkSPORT, the world's biggest sports radio station and global audio partner of the Premier League, alongside popular national digital stations talkSPORT 2talkRADIO andVirgin Radio.

This is an exciting time to be joining Wireless, with more and more exclusive sport coverage across the talkSPORT network, Chris Evans' return to Virgin and stars like Eamonn Holmes and Matthew Wright presenting on talkRADIO
Your role: Executive Editor - talkSPORT

The Executive Editor will lead and inspire teams to develop and deliver the full range of talkSPORT programming for the talkSPORT Network, ensuring that it achieves the highest creative and editorial standards, delivering on time and on budget, with adherence to ofcom guidelines.
What we’re looking for from you:

The successful candidate will need to be experienced, innovative and able to bring new ideas to our output.
Evidence will be sought of where you have significantly influenced the creative look and feel of programming and how this was achieved.
Working across a wide range of sports based programming at a senior level you must have excellent editorial judgement and knowledge of the target audience, their needs and expectations whilst also being prepared to look at bringing new audiences on board via multi-platform working.
You should have a real passion for football, have proven experience of working at high profile sporting events and have experience of directing and leading teams across a range of programming, both live and recorded.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate budgeting experience and have a thorough understanding of the costs associated with sports productions.
Experience of dealing with high profile presenters and pundits in highly pressurised environments is also expected.
The successful candidate must also demonstrate a wide knowledge of the sport broadcasting industry and football in particular.
Essential skills:

• Extensive professional experience in high profile broadcaster or sports industry communications roles
• Management skills include high-profile communications, strategic planning, budgeting and creative solutions.
• Broadcast production experience in the sports industry
• Demonstratable experience of managing budgets

Equal opportunities:

The Company is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment. It opposes all forms of discrimination in the workplace
We are a diverse and team so want to maximise every individual's potential to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised and utilised.
This means affording equal access to any employment opportunities within the Company according to your ability, without prejudice or discrimination by reason of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, disability or age.