Managing Editor – Classic FM

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February 7, 2020
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About Us

Global is one of the world’s leading Media & Entertainment groups. As the UK’s largest commercial radio company, Global reaches more than 32 million people every week including 25 million on the radio alone through its respected media brands; Capital, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold. Global recently moved into outdoor advertising following the major acquisitions of Primesight, Outdoor Plus and Exterion Media. With over 250,000 outdoor advertising points, Global is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in Europe. The company headquarters is in London’s iconic Leicester Square.

Overall Purpose

Global has a rare opportunity for a Managing Editor to lead the world’s largest classical music brand. From captivating live radio, on-demand audio and spectacular concerts and events – this is one of the biggest jobs in broadcasting and a role for a creative leader who is passionate about both classical music and audio entertainment.

What you’ll be doing

As Managing Editor, you’ll be ultimately accountable for one of the UK’s largest commercial radio brands, Classic FM.

Key to your role is developing a strategy to continue to grow Classic FM’s current position as a world leading content provider across its many platforms. You’ll develop and share a vision for a brand, utilising your creative flair to help set Classic FM apart whilst maintaining the brands welcoming touch that makes the genre accessible and relevant to all.

As an experienced and credible leader, you’ll steer the future direction of the brand with your team and key stakeholders, taking everyone on the journey.

You’ll be working with talent from a variety of disciplines and use your knowledge and understanding of their roles to bring out the best performance in everyone.

Staying close to the detail is fundamental to your role. You’ll remain involved and responsible for output; securing the finer details to make every piece of content succeed today, whilst continually thinking about how you make things even better tomorrow.

This is a rare opportunity to be an integral part of our senior programming team as we work to realise some big ambitions.

You’ll have these skills and experience

Experience in a senior programming position with programming management responsibility; either as a Deputy, Exec Producer or a similar role.

You’ll have the ability to create compelling and inspiring strategy and most importantly you’ll possess the leadership qualities to bring others on the journey with you.

You’ll be comfortable working with senior stakeholders both internally and externally and able to juggle multiple projects at once to a continually high standard.

You’re confident when working towards your own personal objectives and take pride in your own ideas. You’re passionate about helping others to achieve their goals and able to stimulate creativity in those around you.

You’ll love being part of a large team and adept at working with talent from a variety of disciplines to bring out the best performance in everyone.

You’ll have experience of managing the individual needs of presenters and be able to handle the pressure that comes with working with some of the top talent in the industry.

You’re experienced in coaching presenters and have the ability to lead listen back sessions and understand how to get the very best out of every individual.

You have a passion for, and knowledge of, Classical music and other musical genres and a proven track record for producing top rating radio programmes.

You understand how to harness our social platforms and know how to create digital content that helps deliver audience.