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Assistant Content Producer

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Job Introduction

BBC Studios is a global creative powerhouse for the development, production and distribution of bold, British, content. We produce over 2,500 hours of content per year, operate in 22 markets globally and generate revenue of £1.4bn, returning around £200m profit to BBC public Service each year. In the UK, BBC Studios enables audiences to enjoy their favourite BBC programmes and brands outside the licence fee-funded window on alternative platforms, through a range of partnerships, and in multiple formats, from products and magazines to events and experiences.

We are looking for an Assistant Content Producer to bring creative flair to the Digital Marketing team. The Digital Marketing team supplies material to social channels primarily for the BBC franchise brands: Top Gear, BBC Earth, Doctor and preschool children’s programmes like Hey Duggee. No day is the same in the Digital Marketing Team, with a variety of projects to work on, in a team with their finger on the pulse of digital and the latest platforms and development.

Applications for this role will only be considered if a link to a show reel is provided.

Role Responsibility

The role will report into the Production Executive and support the team by creating a variety of content across social platforms and work on a broad range of multiplatform content including video, microvideo, motion graphics, gifs and written copy.

In this role you’ll be responsible for supporting existing output, delivering multi-platform digital content to deadline.  

You will assist in the day-to-day production duties of the team including series campaigns, ‘Always On’ content or AVOD assets.

You will create output through creative idea generation, research, storytelling and development, across a variety of subject matter and social channels - principally YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and our websites. Ensuring all content is of a first-class standard: thoroughly researched and accurate, in-keeping with audience needs and expectations.

You will support the wider team with shooting on location and editing on Adobe Premier as well as undertaking administration duties relevant to the production’s smooth running where necessary.

You will work closely with other content makers and stakeholders including producers, marketing executives, freelancers, brand representatives and BBC production teams. You will be required to interpret and implement creative briefs from key stakeholders.


Are you the right candidate?

At BBC Studios, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do.

A multiplatform approach is important in this role, with the ability to adapt to changes in the digital world. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of production techniques and technologies. The ability to produce quality content across multi-platforms is essential, as is an understanding and experience using Adobe Premier.

You’ll possess strong attention to detail, always be willing to learn and be able to work independently as well as being a team player. You’ll be confident at forming and maintaining partnerships across the business, working effectively with a variety of stakeholders.

You’ll demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. In addition to this, you’ll be organised, able to plan and be adept at delivering to deadline to ensure that targets are met. Idea generation is essential in this role with the ability to devise a creative narrative around a piece of content and articulate this. You’ll have experience of developing fresh, new creative ideas. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong understanding of the BBC's Editorial Guidelines. 

You’ll demonstrate a strong understanding of digital trends and the social media landscape with an audience/market focused approach. You’ll be confident scoping out projects, understanding budget. Ideally, you’ll have a proven skills using Photoshop and After Effects.

Package Description

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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the BBC

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under represented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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 licence 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 visit our website.


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