26 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Copy Editor
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Closing Date: 03-Oct-2021

Job Introduction
A wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC, BBC Studios is a global creative powerhouse for the development, production, and distribution of bold, British content. We produce over 2,500 hours of content per year, have offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The business generates revenue of £1.4bn, returning around £200m profit to BBC Public Service each year. In the UK, BBC Studios enables audiences to enjoy their favourite BBC programmes and brands outside the licence fee-funded window on alternative platforms, through a range of partnerships, and in multiple formats, from products and magazines to events and experiences.
Are you passionate about the car industry? Experienced at working with consumer facing brands? We are looking for a talented Digital Reviews Editor to join the UK Publishing team for Top Gear - one of BBC Studios’ best known brands.
As the Digital Reviews Editor, you will be responsible for managing the TopGear.com review database and increasing traffic to the entire TopGear.com review ecosystem.
Role Responsibility
  • Work with the editorial and SEO teams to optimise the TopGear.com reviews database
  • Work with the UX and development teams to optimise and improve the TopGear.com reviews database
  • Work with the editor to generate ideas for additional content streams focused around car reviews
  • Write online content and be across the news and feature schedule
  • Working with the editor and head of road testing, manage the car reviews calendar to forward-plan upcoming reviews
  • Working with the editor and head of road testing, be the first point of contact for car bookings
  • Working with the editorial and SEO teams, continue to update TopGear.com’s existing reviews database
  • Working with the editorial and SEO teams, forward-plan the month’s ‘retro’ reviews across all formats
  • Working with the editorial and SEO teams, forward-plan the month’s commercial vehicle reviews across all formats
  • Work with the development team to rectify issues in the TopGear.com reviews database
  • Write car reviews, news and digital features on a regular basis
  • Represent TopGear.com at key internal stakeholder and external meetings where necessary
The Ideal Candidate
You will need a proven track record of managing large, complex databases for consumer-facing media and experience of working within the motoring industry. Review experience is essential, road testing experience would also be desirable.
Experience of commissioning external contributors and talent and proven experience of photo editing software and content management systems is essential.
Our ideal candidate will have a background in digital media, a proven ability to write for a consumer-facing online publication and be able to evidence regular contact with Press Offices to push reviews and drive traffic to the topgear.com reviews site.
Ideally you will have an understanding and knowledge of the Top Gear brand.
Package Description
Band: C
Contract: Permanent
Location: London
We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply please do contact us on resourcing@bbc.co.uk with job ref in the subject. We advertise all our roles on Evenbreak, the specialist job board for disabled candidates
  • Flexible / agile working -  opportunities across the business
  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
About the Company
The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under represented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background. We strive to be the best British content company in the world, attracting the best creative talents in the business, so that we can bring premium quality award-winning programmes, content and brands to the viewer no matter where they are.
The BBC Group has set out the first in a new series of bold steps to transform our programming and better represent the public we serve. We have the biggest financial investment to on-air inclusion in the industry, together with our existing commissioning budget, we are committed to throwing open our doors more widely than ever to diverse stories and diverse storytellers. Together with a diverse workforce we will accelerate the pace of change in increasing diversity and inclusion both on and off air
To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please visit our website.

Skills Required

  • Database Management
  • Reviewing
  • CMS Systems
  • Digital Media
  • Commissioning

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