[UK] Sarah Sands criticises BBC pay disparity between presenters and producers

[UK] Sarah Sands criticises BBC pay disparity between presenters and producers
08 Sep 2020

Sarah Sands - the former editor of Radio 4's landmark Today programme - has spoken out about the disparity in pay between high profile BBC staff and producers working on the same show and described the difference as a 'shocker'. On September 4, she left her position as Today’s editor after three years. (Link via original reporting)

Ms Sands reportedly said the pay gap between workers at the BBC was worse than that at the City's financial firms. She explained that some high-profile presenters received salaries that were 'way too high at the top’ - in the region of £600,000 a year - while producers working 14-hour shifts earned just £30,000. Mail Online reports her parting comments and historic reactions to wage disparities at the broadcaster. 

Sarah Sands - the former editor of Radio 4's landmark Today programme - has spoken out about the disparity in pay between high profile BBC staff and producers working on the same show and described the difference as a 'shocker'. On September 4, she left her position as Today’s editor after three years. (Link via original reporting)

Ms Sands reportedly said the pay gap between workers at the BBC was worse than that at the City's financial firms. She explained that some high-profile presenters received salaries that were 'way too high at the top’ - in the region of £600,000 a year - while producers working 14-hour shifts earned just £30,000. Mail Online reports her parting comments and historic reactions to wage disparities at the broadcaster. 

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