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Assistant Producer, News Partnership - BBC Education

Job Introduction

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. 

We are now beginning an exciting new partnership to try and engage more young people, aged 12-16, with news and news issues. The aim is to inspire young people to take more control of what they read, watch and share, to recognise the importance of things like balance and fairness and empower them to become better, more active citizens. The News Partnership will aim to produce fun, engaging and thought-provoking content that helps dig beneath the surface of things like fake news, echo chambers and social media trends. With a direct push to engage with young people who feel like news, and the BBC, might not be for them, the partnership will work with BBC Young Reporter and facilitate events and workshops at schools around the country to help young people with their media literacy skills, giving them the confidence and tools to feel like their voice matters.

This is in line with the overall aims of Education as a department, which 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;
  • Address societal and educational deficits within the UK through campaigns.

Role Responsibility

We’re looking for two Assistant Producers to join this exciting project. You’ll be a strong all-rounder, ideally able to make and edit content for digital platforms. You’ll be full of ideas with a strong knowledge of the latest trends, issues and platforms in young people’s lives. You’ll enjoy connecting with other teams, groups and celebrity talent. You’ll ideally have some experience of working with schools and young people. Strong knowledge of, and interest in, social media would also be desirable. You’ll need to prioritise between multiple projects, meet regular deadlines and be able to take direction and feedback from producers. An ability to self-shoot and edit would be beneficial but is not essential.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have a passion for connecting with young people, being able to tell stories in different ways and making complex issues fun, engaging and easy to understand.

You will need to be able to manage multiple projects at the same time as well as introducing creative ideas for how to use young people and public figures to engage the audience and a desire to explain news and news issues to young people.

Good communication skills is a key skill for this role and as you will be dealing with other BBC departments and outside organisations so you will need to ensure you have good contacts with outside agencies, celebrities and public figures. 

You will also need to have experience of creating content for digital platforms, social media and short-form content and have knowledge of content commissioning process with independent companies as you will be making or commissioning content for a Children’s audience.

It is important to have a good understanding of working with schools and/or education consultants, Understanding of Education and its aims as well as an understanding of, and passion for, the BBC’s core values.

Please note: this role requires a relevant DBS check to be undertaken by the BBC at the appropriate level, at the point of offer of a contract of employment.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 2 x FTC/Attachment - to start Jan – 30th Sept 2022
Location: MediaCityUK, Salford & remote working (hybrid)

Please note that the application process will only ask you to upload a CV. Please, therefore, ensure that your CV highlights as far as possible the above skills and experience

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/

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

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.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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