Production Technology Co-ordinator - BBC Children's
The BBC is the leading Children's broadcaster in the UK, reaching 42.9% of 0-12 year olds each week. We are proud of the award winning content we make across all platforms – television, online, radio, apps, YouTube, social media and more. BBC Children's is committed to offering the best cross-platform and on-demand service for all UK children, providing a trusted environment which is enriching, enabling and relevant to the under 12's. Our content seeks to entertain, inform and empower children, adding real value to their lives.
BBC Children's are currently looking for a new Production Technology Co-ordinator to join our teams.
We are looking for someone who loves technology to support our programme makers in getting the best kit, guidance, and support in new ways of working. This could involve working with individuals or supporting bigger scale technology projects. This is an important role and key to BBC Children’s where we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of technology change. Just like our young audience, we love trying out new technology and seeing what we can do with it. We are looking for somebody with an excellent knowledge of production technology, from capture through to edit and beyond. You will need to be able to explain complex software or hardware and production systems to people from a non-technical background and build technical confidence.
- To capture workflows for productions in terms of amount of media being shot and which codec/way of working., and communicate and keep centrally to establish good practice.
- To work with Post Production facility houses and studio providers to support these workflows in production.
- To maintain effective relationships with BBC Engineering teams, post-production providers and other technology companies in order to ensure that Children’s get the best support possible in a cost effective manner and find new ways to innovate.
- To manage the department’s operations assets, book out kit, support it in the field where needed, and grow our portfolio appropriately to help teams get best value out of every piece of technology available
- To establish and manage a complete overview of all production technology being used in the department with regular audit updates.
- To maintain the Production Overview and workflow bible documentation.
- To support and co-ordinate conference rooms, including suggesting and hosting new technology demos for the production community.
- To implement and co-ordinate technology pilots in line with the departents strategic objectives.
- To establish and roll out good practice for technology usage.
The Ideal Candidate
- Good knowledge of the BBC and the department in particular, both in terms of structure and output.
- Good knowledge of and enthusiasm for production technology and upcoming development. Must be both Mac and PC literate and must have at least a working knowledge of market leading non-linear edit and ancillary software packages such as FCP, Avid, Premiere, Photoshop After Effects etc. Self-shooting and editing ability an advantage.
- Self-motivated and seeks opportunities rather than waiting for requests, with a flexible and proactive approach to working with others and ability to problem solve and suggest solutions to complex problems
- Good people skills with an ability to reassure and prioritise, and to communicate effectively at all levels, making allowances for different levels of technical understanding. Presentation skills an advantage.
- Good knowledge of business procedures and how to operate within Service Level Agreements. Basic project management skills and ability to handle a task-orientated environment efficiently.
1 x 6 months FTC / Attachment based in MediaCityUK, Salford
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