Odd Blog Job at Beeb?

Auntie can be weird sometimes. Recently the BBC started a ‘proper’ blog on the News website. It’s great and very ‘bloggy’ – they did it well – and it looks nice too.

But recently I saw this odd job ad: (which closes today)


Editor, “Editors Blog”
Ref: 80561
3 month contract / attachment
Grade:  SM2
Closes: 15 February 2006

The weird thing about this is that they’re seeking an ‘Editor’ for the ‘Editor’s Blog’ – and the ‘SM2’ bit means that it pays VERY WELL. SM = Senior Management.

Now, call me cynical, but currently there are ALOT of people losing their jobs at the BBC, either by choice or by force in order to create alot of cost savings that are needed due to a rather large debt left by the previous DG.

So, advertising a highly paid (and if you ask me) totally unnecessary role (don’t they get it??) seems to leave a strange taste here.


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I am a 'Createc'. A creative technologist, entrepreneur/ hacker/ geek. Worked on building things on the web for over 12 years.

Used to work at BBC News interactive and created the publishing and delivery systems for video news to get distributed on huge screens in major railway stations around the country.

I left the BBC to become CTO / sole-lead architect/developer at podcast.com for three years.

I have now left them to build a start up a new system called 'Phreadz', which is a 'Social Multimedia Conversation Network', integrating everything that is 'V.I.T.A.L' to us on the web. Video, Images, Text, Audio and Links.

I built the whole thing my myself. I programmed every line of code and positioned every pixel. I'm looking forward to attracting an hiring new members of the team to help me out! :)

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