Assistant Producer, BBC Singers
As a vital resource in the BBC's music output, the BBC Singers hold a unique position in British musical life. Performing everything from Byrd to Birtwistle, Tallis to Takemitsu, their versatility is second to none.
The choir’s unrivalled expertise in performing the latest contemporary scores has brought about creative relationships with some of the most important composers and conductors of the 20th and 21st centuries – including Poulenc, Britten, Boulez and Birtwistle.
Based at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios, the BBC Singers perform all over the UK and abroad, working regularly with the BBC’s own orchestras, as well as a number of period-instrument and contemporary music ensembles. Equally at home on the concert platform as in the recording studio, this world-class ensemble is committed to sharing its enthusiasm and creative expertise through its nationwide outreach programme. This includes regular collaborations with schoolchildren, youth choirs and the amateur choral community, as well as with the professional composers, singers and conductors of tomorrow.
As an assistant producer, you will assist at live broadcasts, public concerts and recording sessions as required and provide cover for the Producer as necessary. You will liaise with venues, concert promoters, festivals, artists as required by the schedule of recordings and performances of the BBC Singers, as well as the Talent Rights Group to process artist requisitions for SAP for artists/presenters/conductors; ensure reimbursement of expenses to conductors/artists; and other appropriate tasks as required. You will be required to maintain good relations with the BBC Singers, their conductors and other artists with whom the group works. You will also be required to maintain the BBC Singers’ programmes on Proteus, the new Afternoon on 3 database and OPAS and ensure that billings information is produced and distributed as well as carry out general day-to-day office duties within a small busy unit where responsibilities and duties are often shared.
Are you the right candidate?
You will ideally have a Music degree or equivalent experience along with an enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, choral repertoire. You will have a broadly based general knowledge, with enthusiasm for and knowledge of broadcasting and the output of relevant BBC programmes with a good knowledge of reference sources. You will also have knowledge of radio production techniques and of operational and administrative systems. Experience of live events and concert management is important, along with the ability to work under pressure as part of a team on live programmes and to tight deadlines. You will also have good aural judgement together with a developed interest in sound. You will need to have a good knowledge and experience of IT Systems/keyboard skills and flexibility and enthusiasm working as part of a small, multi-faceted production team.
Grade 5/7D / Proposed Band C
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