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Roles and responsibilities

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  • As Editorial Director, Roger oversees the BBC’s editorial policy and the planning of significant pan-BBC events.  
  • He also takes the lead in handling major editorial issues as they arise working alongside the divisional Directors in Television, Radio and News.
  • The Editorial Director reports into the Director-General. Roger will sit on the BBC’s Management Board.
  • Roger also oversees the BBC Editorial Policy team led by David Jordan.

Salary and total remuneration

Salary: £270,000
Total remuneration: £277,800

These details were last updated in June 2012 when Roger Mosey's salary and remuneration were last adjusted.


Last updated June 2013

Roger Mosey is the BBC’s Editorial Director, leading on major BBC editorial projects and issues.

His previous roles include being Editor of Today on BBC Radio 4; Controller of BBC Radio 5 Live; Head of BBC Television News; Director of Sport and Director of London 2012 for the BBC.

Roger was born in Bradford in 1958 and educated at Bradford Grammar School, followed by Wadham College, Oxford, where he received a degree in Modern History and Modern Languages.

After university he joined Pennine Radio, Bradford, as a Community Affairs Producer; and his BBC career began in 1980 when he joined BBC Radio Lincolnshire as a reporter.

Roger's first job in network radio was on The Week In Westminster, and he then moved to Today as a producer and to the BBC's New York bureau before becoming editor of PM in 1987. He was editor of Radio 4's Today programme from March 1993 until his appointment as Controller of 5 Live at the beginning of 1997.

Under Roger's editorship, Today won Sony Gold Awards in 1994 and 1995, and was the Broadcasting Press Guild’s Radio Programme of the Year in 1995. Radio 5 Live was named the Sony National Radio Station of the Year 1998.

Roger recruited James Naughtie to join the Today presenting team and introduced Nicky Campbell, Victoria Derbyshire and Richard Littlejohn to 5 Live.

In his time in Sport he oversaw the coverage of the 2006 World Cup and the Beijing Olympics, as well as the return of Formula 1 to the BBC. He then led the BBC’s London Olympics coverage across all platforms and genres, which has won multiple awards including from the Royal Television Society.

His interests include football – he is an Arsenal season ticket holder – music and politics. He is a trustee of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

He has been an executive board member of the European Broadcasting Union since 2011.

He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Lincoln in 2011, and is a fellow of the Radio Academy.

He is a trustee of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and from autumn 2013 chairman of the council at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln.

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