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Edit Assistant Producer, Formats

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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.

Globally, BBC Studios takes a lead role in developing premium content for audiences through a strong slate of programmes, leveraging deeper producer relationships, and by pursuing a more creative approach to deal-making. We’re looking for people to join the team who can help us to maximise the return from our content relationships through access to programmes and creation of new IP, exposure to growth businesses, and ever-closer partnering.

The role will work to increase awareness of BBC Studios' established and emerging Factual Entertainment, Entertainment and Format global brands.

Role Responsibility

The Edit Assistant Producers role is primarily to script, edit and produce all video materials for the Sales Team to use when pitching BBC formats owned formats. Although the Edit Assistant Producer will make these promos across the year, output is focussed on three major TV markets: Showcase, MIPTV and MIPCOM.

You will also work closely with the Flying Producers on shaping the content of production, pitch meetings, filming and editing, this will include cutting clips that will help them guide the overseas teams how to stay on brand with BBC formats.

Every year BBC Studios hosts Creative Exchanges for the BBC’s major titles such as Dancing With the Stars and The Great Bake Off. These summits the international production companies attend to share ideas. The Edit Assistant Producer will be expected to work alongside an Editor to create all video content.

You will also be expected to present fortnightly reports on UK commissioning updates which includes making PowerPoint presentations.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate must have previous experience of editing and making VT packages or promos. You will have TV production experience, ideally in formats. An understanding of the global TV market would be preferable. You will be highly creative with technical skills and have the ability to initiate and develop ideas using strong editorial and writing skills. You will have an understanding of clearing music and experience of edit scheduling. It is essential that you have experience working with Premier Pro.

This is a fast paced environment and therefore you will need to be proactive, well-organised and adapt at working on your own initiative while dealing with a heavy workload.

Self-shooting skills would be desirable, as would knowledge of Adobe Media & Encoder / Adobe After Effects. Experience of editing, making promos or VT’s and sound mixing.

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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