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Acquisitions Assistant

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Job Introduction

This is an excellent opportunity for an administrator to join our Acquisition Team as an Acquisitions Assistant. This role works closely with the Inventory Executive and Acquisition Executives to maintain the departmental content databases, process contracts and providing administrative support directed towards the successful launch and continuing operation of BBC Studios’ branded services

Role Responsibility

In order to successfully support the acquisitions team, you will take on the responsibility of maintaining accurate and timely records of channel distribution and programme licence agreements in Excel. You will also act as the point of contact for the internal BBC Studios finance department and provide administrative support for the team such as travel booking, meeting arrangements, office admin and ad hoc additional projects as required. In addition to this, you will input contract and rights information as well as versions/series and episode billing data inventory and scheduling systems.

This role will also include, developing and maintaining programme supply, channel information and acquisition databases as well as supervise the distribution of channel information to partners and relevant departments as required.  A typical day will include, collating programme information and availability as required to support the ongoing supply of BBC programming to new and existing BBC channels and managing the administration of acquisition contracts into SAP including raising Purchase Orders and Invoice tracking. Additionally, you will keep records as required and manage the departmental office in an efficient and effective manner (including tracking miscellaneous financial expenditures).

Are you the right candidate?

Ideally, you will be confident with financial databases such as SAP, coupled with an excellent working knowledge of Excel and numeracy and analytical skills. You will be a proactive individual with strong organisation and interpersonal skills along with the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team. You will be detail orientated and have a demonstrable interest in the media and broadcast industry. Experience working in a finance/ administration role and confidence with legal contact administration are desirable.

About the BBC

BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programmes are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes 2500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. BBC Studios has revenue of £1.4bn, and returns around £200m to the BBC Group annually, complementing the BBC’s license fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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