Head of Newsgathering, LBC
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Head of Newsgathering, LBC
Reporting of the Role
This role reports to Managing Editor, LBC News and Global’s Newsroom
Overview of job
LBC has a rare opportunity to join the most exciting news brand in the UK in a senior leadership role. We’re looking for someone to lead our team of reporters and correspondents to uncover gripping original stories that keeps our audience hooked. You’ll be a senior newsroom leader who will manage the newsgathering operation, across LBC and LBC News.
3 best things about the job
- You’ll work closely with some of the most hard-working broadcasters in the business to land agenda setting stories.
- You’ll take the lead in developing a hard-working team of reporters and correspondents.
- You’ll be joining the home of the best audio in the UK, backed up by brilliant multi-platform journalists.
Measures of success
In the first few months, you would have:
- Inspired the team to deliver several examples of high impact journalism.
- Built key relationships with our talented broadcasters and developed a strong leadership role across LBC & LBC News.
- Reviewed and improved the planning and newsgathering operation across the LBC brand.
- Begun to identify potential new talent.
- Strategically identified a key story and worked to deliver a coverage plan across all platforms.
Responsibilities of the role
- Originate impactful and award-winning journalism that will help grow LBC’s reach across our audio and digital platforms.
- Manage a team of producers to co-ordinate Global’s newsgathering operation, with a focus on LBC and LBC News.
- To provide producers and reporters with guidance and support on editorial decision making.
- Lead planning meetings along with other senior newsroom leaders and take responsibility for the deployment of correspondents and reporters across the UK, whilst considering the financial implication.
- Carry out detailed risk assessments when required, to ensure the safety of reporters and producers in the field.
- Manage the logistical and technical requirements for live broadcasts, and live visualised content.
- To build cohesion across the newsroom when it comes to use of resource, guest booking, and reporters.
What you will need
- Extensive experience of leading a planning team, and a proven track-record at a senior-level in News.
- Sound editorial judgement and a thorough grasp of political, social, and economic affairs at a domestic level.
- Demonstrable experience of developing original, high impact stories, then working with reporters to deliver exclusives.
- Proven experience of initiating and managing change, particularly around planning and workflow systems.
- Experience of making editorial decisions and prioritising resource to cover key stories, under pressure.
- You’ll have an excellent knowledge of media law and the Ofcom Broadcast Code.
- News happens 24/7 - this isn’t a ‘normal’ office job and flexibility is key
Everyone is welcome at Global
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Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at Global.