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Story Assistant

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

Job Introduction

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 Holby City, Casualty, EastEnders and Doctors, to series and serials such as Silent Witness, Luther and Our Girl to name just a few.  Holby City is BBC1’s BAFTA award winning Medical Drama Series transmitted on BBC 1 every Tuesday.

Role Responsibility

You will carry out research at the behest of the Story Producer and Story Editor and write clear and concise reports of findings.  You will be expected to research alternative approaches to stories, providing accurate and detailed support material.  It is expected that you will stay up to date with current affairs and medical issues particularly as they pertain to NHS.

You will also provide administrative support to the Story Department with particular responsibility for the organisation of the Story Conferences and Storylining Workshops.

The Ideal Candidate

You must have experience within a story or script environment and have the ability to handle confidential information with tact and sensibility. 

It is expected that you will have research experience with knowledge of conventional and specialist sources of information and research techniques.  Furthermore you will have an enthusiasm and interest in popular television drama, with specific relevance to Continuing Drama, as well as a passion and knowledge of Holby City.

Package Description

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.

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.

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