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Assistant Producer (Digital), Primary School Music Campaign, BBC Learning

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC Learning 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 & inspire classroom learning with world-class, curriculum linked programming; through BBC Teach and Live Lessons – which is redefining schools television for the digital age;
  • Address societal and educational deficits within the UK through campaigns such as BBC micro:bit and BBC Terrific Scientific.

In 2019 BBC Learning will galvanise the entire organisation of the BBC and partners to champion the benefits of music education to children, schools, teachers, parents and their families.

In a year of music, we will start children on their first steps towards a life of musical enjoyment, celebrating the positive impact that music education has throughout learning.

Through dedicated educational resources, inspirational content from across the BBC and a network of committed partners we will make 2019 the year we provide that first access to music for everyone.

Role Responsibility

This Digital Assistant Producer role within the Primary Music Campaign team will develop, create and help manage both the digital content and online user experience for the campaign. 

Working closely with the Digital Producer, Campaign Producer and wider team, the Digital Assistant Producer will have the ability and experience to help set the editorial tone & style of online content, as well as having the technical ability and knowledge to create and develop our online proposition for the campaign.

Initially, the project team requires a collaborative approach with D&E and UX to build the Music Campaign’s online proposition and its associated functionality, including identifying risks, timeline and costs. Once in production, the Digital Assistant Producer will also advise the editorial content-making team, helping them adapt to serve the specific requirements of the campaign.

Working alongside colleagues from Marketing, the role requires contributions to the development of a social media strategy as well as the development and management of social media content for the campaign. The role requires the flexibility to work across a range of content and to help to produce an innovative, content-driven website with audience insight at its heart. The Assistant Producer will be a key point of translation between editorial ideas, technical demands, and exciting finished content, working with internal and external suppliers and stakeholders to achieve this. The role ensures that value and creativity feed through into every element of the Primary School Music Campaign proposition.

Are you the right candidate?

You will need to have demonstrable experience of creating brilliant learning content, with a genuine enthusiasm for enriching our audiences' learning experience. Experience of working with the target audience, and knowledge of the educational sector would be beneficial. A clear demonstrable knowledge and enthusiasm for music, in all its forms, would be preferable.

Combined with that, you’ll have strong communication skills and the ability to lead others. You’ll be experienced at managing external relationships and delivering outstanding content on time and within your budget, remaining calm and focused under pressure. You’ll have excellent project management skills and substantial digital editorial experience.

You will be audience-focused in everything you do, with an awareness of the needs and demands of today's learners and the ability to generate and research ideas to meet these, supported by the ability to edit both digital and social content for tone and style.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 1 x fixed-term contract / attachment to Dec 2019
Location: MediaCityUK, Salford

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

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 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 click here


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