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Assistant Producer, 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 and inspire classroom learning with world-class, curriculum-linked programming through BBC Teach and Live Lessons, which are 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.

We are now embarking on an exciting new phase as we revitalise the BBC’s education mission over the course of this charter. In 2018, we will be developing and implementing a range of new ideas that will deliver a service capable of providing something of educational value to every licence fee payer – at their time of need; working for the good of the UK as a whole, in partnership with others, whilst simultaneously increasing the sustainability of the BBC.

Role Responsibility

We are looking for an Assistant Producer to work on our ambitious new primary school music campaign, which has the aim of making every child a musician. Beginning in 2019, the music campaign will galvanise the BBC and partners to champion the benefits of music education to children, schools, teachers, parents and their families. 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.

Working with a Producer and overseeing the work of a Researcher, you will play a key role in the process of commissioning content from external companies and will project manage aspects of this activity in addition to working with educational consultants and managing the delivery of their content. You will also be able to come up with imaginative, exciting ideas, ensuring all content is of suitable quality, has great learning outcomes, and delivers on our ambition.

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 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 text and audio-visual content for tone and style.

Please note the job description is made up of two sections:

1) A description of the specific responsibilities, skills and experience required of a Assistant Producer

2) An appendix describing the responsibilities, skills and experience specific to this role.

Package Description

1 x fixed-term contract / attachment to end of March 2019.

Band C

Base: MediaCityUK, Salford

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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