Assistant Content Producer, BBC Central Editorial

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

Job Introduction

Here’s a chance to join the editorial team at the heart of the BBC, Online.

The BBC’s Central Editorial team powers digital products seen by millions of people across the UK every day. We connect audiences across the UK with the BBC's content on desktop, mobile, tablet, Red Button and Connected TV.

We produce the Homepage, trusted by 8m people a week to take them to the best of the BBC’s online offering. We also support the pan-BBC search engine, and promote Red Button services used by more than 17m people a week. 

The team has recently expanded to support innovative new products, and further develop its mission to bring the best of the BBC to audiences, whatever their interests, wherever they are, every hour of every day.

As an Assistant Content Producer you’ll work on a wide range of editorial production, monitoring and research tasks.

Role Responsibility

Central Editorial is a multi-skilled team, and we work across a range of tasks and services. One day, you could be finding and promoting timely and relevant content on the Homepage and sourcing great content for upcoming seasons and events. The next, you could be finding, creating and editing images to illustrate the BBC’s Radio programmes or producing promotions on our connected TV services.

You’ll ensure that all types of content delivered to audiences are relevant, appealing, accurate and of a high standard. You’ll also monitor and ensure the successful and editorially compliant delivery of central services - Search, Homepage, Red Button and iPlayer Radio.

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll show an up-to-date understanding of and passion for news, sport and entertainment content and knowledge of digital audiences and their needs, wants and habits. You’ll bring excellent editorial and technical judgement, alongside editorial and creative flair. You will have picture editing skills and a proven ability to choose compelling imagery to illustrate a range of content. You’ll be able to demonstrate that you can use audience research and data to inform and improve your editorial choices and decisions.

Supplementing this will be your proven experience of meeting both operational and editorial demands. You’ll also show experience of identifying and responding appropriately to editorial and legal issues and managing and recording their timely and satisfactory resolution.

Shift working will be required, including weekends and bank holidays, according to rota.

This role will be directly hired and based from Australia. As a prerequisite to apply, applicants must currently hold full rights to live and work in Australia via citizenship, permanent residency or another appropriate visa with a right to work in Australia to apply. 

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Sydney, Australia


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.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

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 in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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

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