Production Co-ordinator, Radio Comedy
The multi-award-winning BBC Studios Comedy department is the world’s largest producer of comedy, responsible for some of the most watched and critically acclaimed programmes. BBC Comedy prides itself on working with the very best in comedy talent, new and established, on and off screen; across radio, online and all four BBC television channels.
Radio Comedy is the largest producer of comedy in the world, responsible for about 150 hours of output per year, mainly for BBC Radio 4. Long running and much loved titles like The News Quiz, The Now Show, Just a Minute, I’m Sorry I haven’t a Clue and Clare in The Community alongside newer and highly successful shows like John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme, Mark Steel’s in Town, and Newsjack on 4 Extra.
AIMS OF THE JOB
The Production Co-ordinator will act as the focal point of contact between production team members/crew and the production office, and co-ordinate various production functions. This will include providing support to the Unit Manager & Producer in securing and managing the arrangements for all the resources needed for the production.
The Production Co-ordinator will work to the Producer & Unit Manager, and will be line managed by the Unit Manager on a day-to-day basis. He/she will have an understanding of and commitment to the aims of Production; will be receptive to the needs of the full range of programmes, new technologies and new ways of working.
The Production Co-ordinator will act as the main conduit for the receipt and communication of information to and from the production team, and all other internal / external departments and contributors, including making all arrangements and briefing them concerning the Producer’s intentions. At times, this may also include assisting the Producer in the finding and securing of contributors via agents before contracting and raising any contract and expenses payments.
To co-ordinate all necessary clearances e.g. music, performance and literary copyright for the programme, and ensure that written records of any agreements are maintained using Proteus and BPS where appropriate.
To assist in the studio and on location during rehearsals and recordings, and, where required undertake limited operational duties under supervision, including self-editing and making location recordings.
The Ideal Candidate
- Previous or substantive experience working as a Production Co-ordinator or Broadcast Assistant.
- Knowledge & experience of production management across more than one type of output and multiplatform delivery
- Experience of setting up complex recordings.
- Experience of creating, forecasting and monitoring production budgets using SAP or BPS and Excel.
- Experience of working alone or in a team under supervision, maintaining good working relationships with colleagues and contributors.
- Experience of using initiative in a variety of situations together with an awareness of when to refer up.
- Experience of completing full range of production paperwork using
- Proteus/P4A and excellent administrative skills.
- Experience of obtaining and clearing archive material and music copyright, ideally for projects with BBC worldwide investment.
- Evidence of a clear understanding of all stages in the production process.
Current Grade 5.
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 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.