BBC vacancies after reshuffle

The BBC is looking for new editors for the Today programme, the Nine O'clock News, Newsnight and The World Tonight after kicking a host of editors up stairs to become `super editors' in the latest reorganisation of the Corporation's management.

The plans have been watered down since they were first unveiled in September. At the time, a list of presenters such as John Humphrys, James Naughtie and Anna Ford released a letter of opposition to the plans.

BBC Director-General, John Birt, put the changes on hold and negotiated with staff. A features `super editor' post that would have eaten into individual programme budgets was scrapped.