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Researcher, Bitesize, BBC Learning

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC Learning drives the BBC's mission to enable audiences to reach their full potential by leading on the delivery of large scale educational campaigns such as the Micro:bit, Radio 1’s Academy, and Terrific Scientific, as well as creating innovative digital content for students and teachers via BBC Bitesize and BBC Teach. Our digital products reach over 5 million users a week! We’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far and are continuously looking for ways to deliver even more for our audiences. 

Bitesize is the home of BBC Learning’s formal education output. The Bitesize teams produce innovative and engaging digital content which helps nearly three million primary, secondary, and post-16 students a week with their education.

An opportunity has arisen for Researchers to work with teams making media-rich, interactive learner guides. As a Researcher on the Bitesize team you will assist in the planning, production and maintenance, on schedule and to budget, of exceptional learning content for the target audience. 

Role Responsibility

Working with an Assistant Producer, you will assist in the planning, production, and maintenance of exceptional learning content across a variety of platforms. You will use content management systems to build and publish media-rich interactive learning experiences. You will research suitable photos and audio-visual content for use in guides, editing and manipulating these for suitability where necessary, as well as editing and reversioning text content for the target audience,

You will assist in the process of researching and commissioning content from external companies, and in the project management of this activity. 

You will help to ensure that all Bitesize content is of the highest standard and meets the fast-changing needs of our diverse audience. 

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role it’s important that you have a genuine interest in creating engaging and informative learning content for both young and adult learners. You should have prior experience of web content production and will be used to taking ideas from concept to content for a specific audience. 

You will be audience-focused in everything you do, with an awareness of the needs and demands of today's learners and the ability to generate and research ideas to meet these, supported by the ability to edit both text and audio-visual content for tone and style. Experience of working with the target audience, and a knowledge of the educational sector, particularly in relation to secondary and post-16 learners, would be beneficial. 

You will possess excellent research skills, attention to detail and have informed editorial decision-making ability. You will have strong organisational skills, and experience of scheduling projects, or parts of projects to ensure they deliver on time and within budget.

A superb communicator, you will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team as well as under your own initiative, remaining calm and focused under pressure. Your problem-solving skills will be excellent and you will have a keen eye for detail, especially with written material.

Photoshop skills and/or basic audio-visual editing skills would be beneficial.

Package Description

2 x fixed-term contracts/attachments to 30th Mar 2018.

Based in Salford. 

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.

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. 

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC. 

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