Researcher, Down On The Farm
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.
We are looking for Researchers for a re-commission of its CBeebies factual entertainment show ‘Down on the Farm’
‘Down on the Farm’ takes our young CBeebies audience on a journey of discovery as they learn all about the running of real life farms. This series explores weather, seasons and times and embraces the outdoors.
This unique show gives our audience a true understanding of the life cycles of nature and about the food we grow and eat. It aims to engage, inform and entertain the audience with the surprises of rural life. Whether its rain, shine, autumn or spring, there is always work to be done and fun to be had Down on the Farm.
To be able to contribute new and engaging ideas for new series and programmes.
Researchers are expected to help originate and produce excellent content by contributing first class research effort as well as prioritising and organising information.
To collate and share thorough research notes, and accurately brief all relevant members of the production team.
To be able to work as part of a strong and effective team. Able to demonstrate judgment on when to refer issues to Assistant Producer / Producer.
To work with the Producer and wider team to find diverse child contributors for the show.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have experience working with CBeebies programmes, observational documentary or factual entertainment programmes. It is essential that they have experience working with young children. They will have a good knowledge of children’s programming and excellent research skills including knowledge of copyright or archive.
Role: Researcher, Down On The Farm
Base: Pacific Quay, Glasgow
Contract duration: Attachment/Fixed-term: 10 months (attachment allowances applicable for staff in continuing contracts)
Start date: May 2017
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