BBC Sport online is the largest sports site/app in the UK, attracting around 27m browsers a week. It’s the most popular service of its type with all audiences, covering live sport and sports news as well as providing great entertainment to sports fans through content such as video and quizzes. On social media, BBC Sport has more than 30m followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok giving us a massive outlet to reach out to younger audiences.
BBC Sport is looking for 3 x Assistant Producers to make visually impactful digital and social content for young audiences (16-34year olds).
Two of the roles will be within Sport + Digital - making short form video to either help promote big sporting events, to help engage underserved audiences or to help extend one of our documentary’s on iPlayer.
One of the roles will be with the Cricket Hub – making short form video and social media content to help promote the summer events.
The type of people we’re looking for will be digitally native videographer, they’ll have a real love for social media, in particular TikTok, Instagram and YouTube and keen to create video content that can really hook people in, relate to them and tell a good story whether you have 60 seconds or 4 minutes.
This role is really important to helping our content be the most impactful, creative and innovative it can be on the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport’s YouTube, Instagram and TikTok accounts.
The Ideal Candidate
Candidates for this role should have experience creating creative digital video content and know how to make an impact with underserved audiences. You’ll need to live and breathe social media so knowing your memes and online references is just as important as knowing your way around the Adobe Creative suite (Photoshop and Premier are key tools).
A keen interest and knowledge of sport is desirable. That will help you pitch your own ideas around sport events and successfully tap into what our audience want to consume, equally important is finding stories or ideas that will reach and relate to underserved audiences.
Video output will largely revolve around 4-6 minute video and micro-video like TikTok and Instagram Reels.
You’ll be working with different teams in the BBC Sport department from Social media to the Football Hub so communication skills are a must-have, as is the ability to sell your ideas but don’t worry we can help with that.
Although this role will usually operate on “standard” Monday-Friday hours, given elite sport’s timetable occasional weekend or out-of-hours working may be required.
The cricket role will focus particularly on the Hundred, the successful candidate will be required to work from cricket venues around the country. The ideal candidate will come with creative ideas of strands that will attract a new audience to the Hundred and promote our BBC coverage. You will work closely with the radio and tv broadcasting team can and with the players. You do not need to be a cricket expert to be considered for this role but rather someone excited to create engaging content for a sports fan.
This is not an entry level role, we're looking for candidates with experience within the area, please review the criteria for the role before applying.
We want BBC Sport’s output to reflect and understand the audiences we serve - for example, the different geographical regions of the UK and the experience of people from underrepresented groups (eg people from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds, people with lived experience of disability, individuals within the LGBTQ+ community and those from lower socio economic groups). We are therefore actively seeking individuals with skills or experience that can help contribute towards ensuring we maximise the diversity of our coverage and content.
Contract type: 1 x FTC/Attachment (to 28th February 2022) and 1 x FTC/Attachment to 31st August 2021 and 1 x FTC/Attachment (to September 2021)
Location: Office base Mediacity when required, home working to be discussed
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
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.
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The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants. Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.