Friday, May 22, 2020


Let's hope the 15,000 Twitter followers of BBC Director of Radio & Education James Purnell had their cvs ready yesterday. He tweeted encouragement to apply for a new job a matter of hours before applications closed.

I'm regularly confused between "curation", a word I hate in radio, but which I assumed meant the selecting and ordering of other people's content, and "content" - the records, programmes, items, ancient skulls and amulets selected and ordered by a "curator".

So as ever, I turned to the advert for a fuller understanding. Here you are:

"You will be working alongside the Head of Curation to create, communicate, distribute and implement the BBC Sounds curation plans. You will work in collaboration with the Content Strategy Manager to ensure quotas are met. You'll build relationships with content makers and various stakeholders to source and surface the right content to relevant audiences. You will also be required to work with editorial and digital product teams to define how content is presented to audiences. "

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