With over 350 hours of in-house output a year, BBC Drama Production is making some of the most original, diverse and highly acclaimed television. These range from continuing drama such as EastEnders, Holby City, Casualty and Doctors, to series and serials such as Silent Witness, Luther and Musketeers to name just a few.
EastEnders is the multi award winning soap broadcast four times a week on BBC ONE. It currently ranks as one of the most watched TV dramas in the UK tackling many controversial and taboo issues previously unseen on television in the UK. Through great writing and attention to detail the show manages to successfully balance gritty realism with high drama and entertainment to keep its millions of dedicated viewers coming back for more, on-screen and on-line, every week.
Reporting to the series producer to produce high quality, cost-effective drama within the framework of BBC Editorial Guidelines and Corporate objectives. You will conceive, generate and develop ideas, treatments and formats of the highest standards, consistent with Drama Department strategy.
To facilitate and run EastEnders’ new performance workshops, supporting the cast to achieve their highest potential as performers and to encourage, foster and develop creative talent and ability on behalf of Drama Department.
To be a senior representative on the floor during all filming hours, answering queries on script and, along with the directors, facilitating a smooth running shoot
To deal with all questions/queries that come up on the floor during shooting, acting with tact and diplomacy with cast and other departments to ensure that the script that is shot is the script that was commissioned
To ensure that on-screen content reflects the diversity of British society and that ethnic and other groups are portrayed appropriately, in line with BBC Editorial Guidelines.
To be joint accountable with other producers for the maintenance of health & safety standards throughout the production process.
To generate creative ideas, treatments and formats for all aspects of the production. To monitor production values and artistic standards and to balance these aspirations with costs.
To ensure that all copyright, artist, freelance, supplier, and staff commitments and contractual obligations are met.
The Ideal Candidate
You will have significant drama producing and /or directing experience or experience drama script editing and/or drama production experience.
You will have demonstrable experience working with actors to help with their acting performance.
You'll have ranging knowledge of television production processes, preferably gained within drama, and an understanding of the jobs of programme and resource personnel engaged to complete the production.
You will be passionate about EastEnders and be able to motivate the team at all times, inspire and encourage others, whatever their role and champion their own ideas and views.
You must be able to generate and transform original or unusual ideas/impulses into practical reality. Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with innovative solutions. Can manage many projects at once and make correct decisions swiftly and with conviction
Please refer to the attached job description for further information.
1 x 1 year FTC/Attachments
The nature of television drama production, particularly on location, can involve long and unpredictable work patterns, and pressure to meet tight schedules. There must be no restriction on the ability of the postholder to travel within the UK or abroad, subject to the BBC's Conditions of Service Code of Practice and equal opportunities policies.
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