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Sub Editor (Assistant Producer), BBC Proms

Job Introduction

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 Proms (started in 1895) is one of the largest classical music festivals in the world. The concerts take place each summer from mid-July to mid-September at the Royal Albert Hall, with associated events (talks, showcases, composer portraits, films, etc) and chamber music concerts held in other venues locally. The Proms lie at the heart of the BBC’s commitment to live music and cultural programming and the BBC’s promotion of the festival reaffirms its place as the country’s leading cultural patron. The combination of music-making of the highest quality available to all at accessible prices, with the special feature of  ‘promming’ by standing audiences each night in the arena and gallery of the hall, makes the series unique and distinctive.

The BBC Proms are unique in that every concert is broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and many are televised on BBC TV (BBC1, BBC2 and BBC4) as well as heard around the world via the European Broadcasting Union reaching audiences of millions. The commitment to the highest quality in the content and to complete professionalism in the operation is paramount

Role Responsibility

As a key member of the Publications team, the Sub-Editor works alongside the Editorial Manager with designers, events, marketing, learning and press teams, freelancers and a variety of external contacts (including authors, agents and artists) on all Proms publications (including the BBC Proms Guide, BBC Proms programmes, BBC Proms website, programmes for BBC Orchestras and Choirs and other material for the BBC Proms and Radio 3 teams) to ensure the timely delivery of all editorial material to the highest possible editorial standards.

The Sub-Editor plays a major role in the BBC Proms website, working closely with Radio 3 Multiplatform to ensure Proms listings and the Proms archive are kept up to date and accurate.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have extensive experience of sub-editing, editing and proofreading along with the ability to manage a heavy workload, tight deadlines and quickly changing priorities. A strong grasp of English grammar and a creative flair for writing copy is essential as is an eye for detail. A good knowledge of Western classical music is desirable. The ability to quickly grasp and follow complex systems and processes is also important.

Package Description

Proposed Band C

 

4 month attachment/fixed term contract

 

Interviews will be held on 24th November 2017

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 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 when appointed.  

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