BBC Sign, Broadcasting House LondonThe BBC has announced another management layer to the corporation with the creation of the Editorial Director. Roger Mosey has been appointed to the role.

The Editorial Director reports to the BBC Director-General as editor-in-chief, will oversee the BBC’s editorial standards and the planning of significant pan-BBC events the corporation state.

In this role, Mosey will also take the lead in handling major editorial issues as they arise, working alongside the divisional Directors in Television, Radio and News.

Speaking about the appointment, BBC Director-General Tony Hall, who created the postion, says: “It is crucial that the BBC dedicates the right amount of time, skill and expertise to addressing the myriad of editorial challenges that we face across the BBC’s output. Roger’s experience in News, Sport and most recently Television make him ideally placed to fulfill such an important role as part of my management team.”

Mosey will take up the post with immediate effect and will sit on the BBC’s Management Board.

Peter Salmon, Director, BBC North, has also been given additional responsibilities to his current role leading the divisions based at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays.

Salmon will find ways to extend and strengthen the BBC’s relationship with partners and audiences across the English regions. Building on the success already achieved across the North, Salmon and his team based in Salford will work with regional managers to extend this approach in other major cities in the English regions, starting with the existing partnerships in Birmingham and Bristol.

Tony Hall, BBC Director-General, adds: “I am delighted that Peter will be taking an extended role in addition to leading BBC North. Creating long-term relationships with local partners and more meaningful relationships with the audience is a vital part of bringing the BBC into both communities and local economy.”

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