BBC News is to create 50 new posts as it expands its services across the BBC networks and creates specialist teams to produce news summaries, writes Leigh Holmwood.
The new roles - both journalistic and in news resources - will be brought in over the next two months, paid for by money saved from the BBC news restructure announced in March and the integration of the BBC 1 and BBC News 24 breakfast programmes (Broadcast, 16.3.01).

New teams will be created to produce regular short summaries for BBC 1, BBC 2 and BBC News 24. Other posts will be filled by the creation of 60-second bulletins on BBC Choice and the new 'high-brow' service planned for BBC 4.

Applications closed last week for the editorship of the BBC 4 news programme.

Candidates are required to have the scope to develop the shape of the nightly half-hour programme, which will have an international tone.