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Creative Director - UX

Job Introduction

We design the BBCs 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

Weve 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, youll be taking the UX lead on one of the most recognised digital brands in the world. Youll 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 BBCs strategy for user experience overall.

Youll be a senior go-to person on all user experience issues, industry trends and developing technologies. So youll 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.

Youll be an ambassador for UX and user-centred design, both inside and outside the BBC. Youll 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 youll 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

Youll 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.

Youll have exceptional communication, networking, influencing and persuading skills. And youll be able to gain respect with your credibility, integrity and professionalism.

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

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

Youll be able to show experience of leading UX design teams.

About the Company

We dont 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 youve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. Youll 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.


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