The BBC posted a job advertisement to find a new chief presenter for their breakfast show.
Earlier this year, presenter Louise Minchin announced that she was leaving the show to pursue other interests – and leaving the BBC to find a replacement.
Whoever gets the job would work with co-hosts like Dan Walker, who is currently attending Strictly Come Dancing.
Other hosts include Naga Munchetty, Charlie Stayt, and Jon Kay.
The job includes one of the top salary packages at the BBC – and only three days a week.
The ad said: “BBC Breakfast is looking for a head presenter to work with Dan Walker, Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt on the UK’s most watched morning show. With 6 million viewers each morning, the flagship breakfast show combines news, sports, business and entertainment with real life stories. The key role is to keep viewers informed and entertained with everything they need for the day ahead. “
The ad said the candidate would live in Salford and work 26.5 hours a week.
It is also said that they would be among the BBC’s highest paid stars.
Under the pay grade, it lists FP – which, according to the National Audit Office, is a top-level salary package.
The NAO says, “The BBC has now introduced a new framework for determining the salaries of its on-air employees, which includes a new, customized salary range, FP, for its top 100-150 on-air presenters.”
Ordinary BBC salary bands run from A – starting at £ 20,536 to F which is £ 112,948
But the BBC’s top earners like Gary Lineker and Zoe Ball earn more than £ 1 million a year.
Regarding role responsibilities, the ad stated: “A BBC breakfast presenter needs to combine the knowledge and confidence to deal with the main stories and the ability to entertain and inform millions of viewers
“We are looking for someone with significant broadcasting experience who is confident of making the agenda for the day relevant and relatable to the BBC breakfast audience.
“The normal working rhythm is based on around 3 days a week (usually Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) with some flexibility to work on other days in the program if needed) when needed.
In ‘ideal candidate’ the ad says: “You will feel just as comfortable discussing popular culture and real issues as you are in politics and the news. You are authoritative and experienced and can handle breaking news, but are also warm-hearted, entertaining and able to provide great company for our viewers to create a daily viewing habit.
“In this role, the moderator must demonstrate the ability to connect and reflect the diversity of the UK.
You can apply for the role on the BBC website
BBC 2020/21 Best Earning On-Air Stars:
1. Gary Lineker – £ 1.36m
2. Zoe Ball – £ 1.13m
3. Steve Wright – £ 465,000
4. Huw Edwards – £ 425,000
5. Fiona Bruce – £ 405,000
6. Stephen Nolan – £ 405,000
7. Lauren Laverne – £ 395,000
8. Vanessa Feltz – £ 390,000
9. Alan Shearer – £ 390,000
10. Scott Mills – £ 375,0000
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