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Assistant Producer, (Sub-editor), BBC Proms Publications

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

Job Introduction

The Proms (started in 1895) is one of the largest classical music festivals in the world. The concerts take place each summer from mid-July to mid-September at the Royal Albert Hall, with associated events (talks, showcases, composer portraits, films, etc) and chamber music concerts held in other venues locally. The Proms lie at the heart of the BBC’s commitment to live music and cultural programming and the BBC’s promotion of the festival reaffirms its place as the country’s leading cultural patron. The combination of music-making of the highest quality available to all at accessible prices, with the special feature of  ‘promming’ by standing audiences each night in the arena and gallery of the hall, makes the series unique and distinctive.

The BBC Proms are unique in that every concert is broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and many are televised on BBC TV (BBC1, BBC2 and BBC4) as well as heard around the world via the European Broadcasting Union reaching audiences of millions. The commitment to the highest quality in the content and to complete professionalism in the operation is paramount.

Role Responsibility

As a key member of the Publications team, the Sub-Editor works alongside the Editorial Manager with designers, events, marketing, learning and press teams, freelancers and a variety of external contacts (including authors, agents and artists) on all Proms publications (including the BBC Proms Guide, BBC Proms programmes, BBC Proms website, programmes for BBC Orchestras and Choirs and other material for the BBC Proms and Radio 3 teams) to ensure the timely delivery of all editorial material to the highest possible editorial standards.

The Sub-Editor plays a major role in the BBC Proms website, working closely with Radio 3 Multiplatform to ensure Proms listings and the Proms archive are kept up to date and accurate.

Are you the right candidate?

You will have extensive experience of sub-editing, editing and proofreading along with the ability to manage a heavy workload, tight deadlines and quickly changing priorities. A strong grasp of English grammar and a creative flair for writing copy is essential as is an eye for detail. An excellent knowledge of Western classical music is required. The ability to quickly grasp and follow complex systems and processes is also important.

Package Description

Band:                    C
Contract type:       Continuing
Location:               Broadcasting House, London

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

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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, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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