Deputy Editor, BBC Breakfast
Employer: BBC Breakfast
Sector: Media & Entertainment/Creative
“I do a job share with the other Deputy Editor on BBC Breakfast. We work ‘set’ days, we’re on call and we’re also flexible when there’s breaking news.
We adopted two children and it has given me crucial time to get them settled into our family and support them during a key time in their development. I’m having a go at writing a TV drama script and I’m able to spend more time with my Dad who has been ill.
As our job share, our boss gets two perspectives for roughly the price of one role! The work / life balance means that we spend more times in our communities – we can bring back audience insights, which helps the programme. We’re less stressed, more focused and more efficient at our jobs.”