Assistant Content Producer/ Copywriter - BBC iPlayer

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

Job Introduction

BBC iPlayer is at the forefront of our strategic goal to reinvent the BBC for young audiences and we have ambitious targets to maintain our position as a market leader.

The iPlayer Editorial Team’s focus is to curate and optimise content on iPlayer to provide a world class service for our audiences.

We work in a creative environment that is audience and data driven, shaping the future of a more personalised iPlayer through collaboration with colleagues in Content, Design & Engineering and Marketing & Audiences.

Role Responsibility

We are looking for someone who can bring their passion for the BBC’s TV output to millions of iPlayer users every week.

You will work as the lead Copywriter in the iPlayer Editorial Team, ensuring copy accurately reflects the tone of each programme and drives engagement across the curated feeds and playback pages on iPlayer.

Working with the Editorial Manager, you will work with partners to ensure editorial output on iPlayer is of the highest standard and meets the standard laid out in the copy style guide. You’ll have a keen eye for detail both in writing copy and more broadly as you work with colleagues in Design and Engineering on the development of iPlayer.

You will also be expected to support other editorial activities within the team, publishing and optimising content across iPlayer and TV programme pages as required.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone with a flair for words; an experienced copy writer or an individual who writes compelling material, briefs or scripts for a digital platform. 

An excellent command of the English Language to produce and develop creative ideas which engage a diverse audience in a demanding and competitive creative environment.

A passion for the BBC’s TV content and an excellent understanding of the wider VOD market.  

A self-starter who is able to prioritise their workload to ensure deadlines are met.  You will react positively to changes and conflicting priorities as they arise.

Previous experience of creating first class content for digital products/brands and using content management systems.   

Experience of influencing, negotiating and being able to communicate effectively with internal and external agencies/partners.   

Excellent planning and organising skills with the ability to concentrate on several areas of work at one time. 

Understanding of the importance of the BBC's values including accuracy and impartiality. 

Package Description

Grade 6 / Proposed Band C

Continuing post based in London

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 shortly after joining the BBC. 

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.

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