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Creative Director

Job Introduction

We design the BBC’s amazing digital experiences, from apps to websites, from iPlayer to CBeebies.

Our ace team of UX designers, architects and researchers collaborate closely with product, editorial and technical teams from across the BBC. Together we create elegant, delightful (not to mention award-winning) digital experiences on mobile, tablet, desktop and TV across 10 digital products: BBC Homepage, Search, News, Sport, Weather, Knowledge & Learning, CBeebies, CBBC, iPlayer and Radio & Music.

Role Responsibility

We’ve already got some of the best UX talent in the business. Now we need a Creative Director who can inspire them to dizzying new heights.

As a Creative Director for one of our 10 digital product areas, you’ll be taking the UX lead on one of the most recognised digital brands in the world. You’ll need to inspire your own team of designers and collaborate effectively with fellow senior stakeholders from across the BBC. All while making your mark on the BBC’s strategy for user experience overall.

You’ll be a senior go-to person on all user experience issues, industry trends and developing technologies. So you’ll need to keep bang up to date with the latest advances in design, devices and platforms. And be full of ideas about how we can use them to create ever more amazing digital experiences.

You’ll be an ambassador for UX and user-centred design, both inside and outside the BBC. You’ll collaborate with our Marketing, Communications and Audiences teams, as well as teams from other BBC divisions, sharing insights about how people are using digital products. And you’ll work closely with external suppliers, sharing information and best practice, and ultimately making sure audiences and the creative industry see us as an innovator in the ways of UX.

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll be highly experienced in user experience design, with a keen understanding of digital media and the role it can play in the future of the BBC.

You’ll have exceptional communication, networking, influencing and persuading skills. And you’ll be able to gain respect with your credibility, integrity and professionalism.

You’ll think strategically and be able to evaluate decisions in the short, medium and long term.

You’ll have a proven track record of building and sustaining effective working relationships. And you’ll be able to get great results even when working with lots of stakeholders.

You’ll be able to show experience of leading UX design teams.

Package Description

Permanent

Grade 9

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 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.

BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

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