Assistant Content Producer (Digital Portfolio)

Job Introduction

The Digital Portfolio Editorial Team sits at the heart of the BBC, online. We connect audiences with the BBC's content on desktop, mobile, tablet, Red Button and Connected TV services. 

We produce the BBC homepage (, trusted by 8 million people a week to take them to the best of the BBC’s online offering. We also produce imagery for BBC Sounds, add vital editorial colour and direction to the BBC’s topics pages and recommendations, and support and promote Red Button services used by more than 17m people a week.

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

Role Responsibility

The BBC Digital Portfolio editorial team 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 or producing promotions on our connected TV services.

This role will be responsible for sourcing and presenting the most imaginative and compelling BBC content to our audiences, and growing and developing audiences for the BBC, online.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate great digital content production skills, and experience of curating and presenting content in different ways to appeal to audiences.

You will know how to use audience research and data to inform and improve editorial choices and decisions, and will be able to select and edit compelling imagery to illustrate a range of content. 

You feel comfortable learning new technical tools and systems, and can convey your ideas to a wide range of people across different levels within the business. Excellent organisational skills to lay out and share planning thoughts using tools such as Excel will also be key to the role. 

Finally, you will have a good awareness of the editorial and legal issues that may arise when working in digital production. 

If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!

Package Description

Band:   C
Contract type:  Permanent
Location:   Salford-based role with some flexibility

Interviews anticipated to be held in w/c 1 November

Please note that this role will require early/late shift work, including some weekends and bank holidays.


We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

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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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