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Assistant Producer, Eòrpa

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

Job Introduction

Eòrpa, BBC Alba’s long-running and award-winning Gaelic-language  European current affairs series is looking for an assistant producer with location directing experience to join the team  for its 29th series. 

Role Responsibility

The  role will involve   directing  a small single camera  team on location while keeping to often demanding production schedules.  Working with the producer, researchers, talent, production management team, crew and contributors  the AP will  deliver finely crafted extended reports  and half-hour specials,  combining great story-telling skills with visual flair, while also adhering to BBC editorial standards and appropriate health and  safety protocols, including those for Covid-19.  Liaising effectively with local fixers during European filming will be a requirement.  

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have experience of single-camera location filming (including foreign filming, if possible) and the ability to work effectively  and efficiently as part of a team.  They will combine creativity and sound editorial judgement with a  knowledge of, and interest in,  Scottish and European current affairs. The successful candidate will be resourceful and have the ability to think on their feet when dealing with tight deadlines and unexpected challenges on location. Fluency in Gaelic is preferable. 

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type:5 month FTC
Location: Glasgow

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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

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About the Company

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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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