Assistant Producer, Bitesize, BBC Education

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Job Introduction

BBC Bitesize is looking for an Assistant Producer to help deliver KS3 Geography 

BBC Education exists to transform lives through education. That clear vision drives everything we do as we lead the overall education strategy for the BBC. 

Our aims are to:

·         Provide every child in the UK with a personalised learning experience through BBC Bitesize;

·         Support and inspire classroom learning with world-class, curriculum linked programming; through BBC Teach;

·         Address societal and educational deficits within the UK through campaigns, such as BBC Super Movers and BBC Tiny Happy People.

Role Responsibility

As an Assistant Producer you will be leading on the development and delivery of large suites of formal learning content. You will initially complete the production and delivery of our brand-new programme of study for Geography at KS3,You will work collaboratively with your peers and with a team of Researchers to deliver new content and content improvements as well as partner content. These may include video, short form interactives and quizzes, commissioning writing and infographics.

You may also be required to work collaboratively with the Children’s & Education internal games team to ensure learning is embedded in game commissions.

You will work with subject matter experts to develop a strong understanding of the needs of children studying each subject and be adept at working with audiences to iteratively develop and user-test editorial formats.

The Ideal Candidate

Key skills required for this role are:

  • An understanding of young audiences and what engages and inspires them
  • Experience of planning and creating digital content
  • Experience of working with educational consultants and/or published curricula to devise a range of content which meets learning outcomes and to map existing content to those outcomes
  • Experience of working with external partners and suppliers
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and methodologies and experience of using these to deliver digital content projects
  • Experience of using user testing and other audience insight to develop and evaluate effective digital content
  • Understanding of how editorial guidelines apply to content for children

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: FTC / Attachment From October 2021- 25th March 2022  (Backfill cover) 
Location: Media City, Salford & remote working

We would encourage you to approach your CV as an application, and to tailor it to highlight the skills and experience which we’ve talked about in this advert and the job description including the job appendix.  We’d love to know not only about your most relevant experience and responsibilities in previous roles, but also any achievements, transferable skills, or areas of personal or professional interest that highlight why you’d be a great candidate for this role.

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.

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