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Countryfile - AP/Director Pool

Job Introduction

Countryfile, regularly the most watched factual programme on any channel, is  one of the BBC's most successful brands.

We are looking for talented directors with a proven track record of directing presenter-led films with high profile talent and following them through to the edit.

Role Responsibility

  • You’ll need to be an experienced storyteller who can bring creativity and outstanding visuals to stories while operating in a fast-turnaround environment.
  • We are looking for strong script writers who’re confident about directing at least two 6-8min films across two days and then following them through to the edit.
  • You need to have proven experience of working in a factual environment because you’ll be expected to work across the full range of the output – including the investigations.
  • You’ll also be managing the team on location which includes a researcher and a runner. In return you’ll get to put your own creative stamp on great stories, clock up a wide range of experience and see a project through from start to finish in the offline edit.
  • You’ll also get the chance to bring the very best of the British countryside to an average audience of around 7 million.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Will have a clear understanding of the countryside agenda, a passion for the outdoors and knowledge of the Countryfile audience.
  • Experience of directing quick turn-around, primetime, factual presenter-led television.
  • At least three years experience of working in factual programming.

Package Description

Job title                      Countryfile - AP/Director Pool

Job family                  Content Production                              Grade 7

Location                     Bristol

Duration                       We are looking for a pool of Assistant Producers/Directors.  Joining our pool of successful candidates will enable you to be offered work as and when those opportunities arise.

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Therefore, successful applicants may need to be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC.

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