Assistant Producer Talent Pool - 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 have a large number of Assistant Producer vacancies coming up over the course of the summer, and we’re looking for outstanding Assistant Producers and experienced Researchers who have potential and drive to step-up to AP, to join us working across a number of our teams.

We have vacancies in the following teams:

BBC 100: Share Your Story

10 x Assistant Producers from August – 16th December 2022

Do you want to make history and be part of the BBC’s 100th birthday? As part of the BBC’s centenary, the Share Your Story team are taking big names from TV, Radio, Sport and News and a range of BBC staff storytellers into UK schools as part of the centenary celebrations. They will host interactive storytelling sessions in school assemblies - sharing their life stories and experiences. The sessions will be designed to develop students’ storytelling, writing and presenting skills and boost their confidence.

Mini Campaigns

1 x Assistant Producer from July – September 2022

Mini Campaigns is BBC Education’s reactive team, responding to topical calendar moments with exciting content with the aim of driving audiences to BBC Education’s online content, including BBC Bitesize.


1 x Assistant Producer from August – January 2023

Our Development teams creatively identify and support the creation of enterprising collaborations between new external partners and BBC Education, delivering innovative campaigns which provide a benefit to society, and transform lives through the power of education.

Role Responsibility

Mini campaigns and Development:

  • To support the development, management and creation content on a variety of platforms.
  • To work effectively with other departments, suppliers & partners (internal & external) ensuring the BBC maintains excellent relationships throughout.
  • To ensure all content is of a first class standard: thoroughly researched and accurate, in-keeping with audience needs and expectations.
  • To ensure that output complies with BBC editorial, technical, design and accessibility standards, and that BBC Health and Safety policy is observed.
  • To be technically proficient to the requirements of the role.
  • Direct and coordinate resources in a busy, production environment.
  • Nurture and develop junior members of the team
  • To ensure BBC output reflects the needs of our audiences.
  • Creative self-starter with initiative and tenacity and ability to see how their work fits in with the wider needs of department.
  • To use a variety of specialist production skills in a multi-skilled environment. 

Share Your Story:

  • To manage sub-teams
  • To act as the main point of contact for schools being visited
  • To brief hosts, talent and ambassadors
  • To live produce sessions in schools
  • To deliver key briefings prior to sessions
  • To liaise between schools and press teams

The Ideal Candidate

We’re really keen to receive applications from those operating at Assistant Producer level, or those who have a strong background as a Researcher who are looking to take the next step.

We’re passionate about providing support and development, and actively encourage applications from those who have the drive and passion to take the next step in their career.

We’re looking for the following strengths:

  • Interpersonal and Communication skills – we’re looking for someone who can liaise effectively with celebrity agents, talent, child contributors and schools. You’ll be able to manage, motivate and lead a small team on location, and work in partnership with internal and external partners.
  • Organisation and Planning skills – you’ll have the ability to arrange location shoots, set up event locations, and produce brilliant live events whilst ensuring production safety guidelines are met.
  • Research and Writing skills – you’ll be familiar with how to effectively research and verify the accuracy of material and then effectively translate this into concisely written scripts for events, shoots or digital content.
  • Technical skills – we’re looking for someone who has strong shooting and editing skills, paired with an awareness of how to promote content both broadcast and social. Any experience of using software packages such as the Adobe suite is desirable.
  • Passion & Creativity – overall, we want team members who have tons of creativity and are passionate about creating outstanding and inspirational educational content for our audiences.

Does this sound like you? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Please do click apply and submit a CV showcasing your skills and experience in relation to this role.

Please note: this role requires a relevant DBS/PVG 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: Various short-term contracts (see details below)
Location: MediaCityUK, Salford, with hybrid working. Roles on Share Your Story will also involve periods on location.
Assessments to take place w/c 6 June at MediaCityUK, Salford.


Please note: you will only be asked to submit a CV by way of application for this vacancy, and this CV will be the sole basis on which we initially review your application. We would therefore encourage you to approach your CV as an application, and to tailor it to highlight the skills and experience which we’ve talked about in this advert. 

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

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

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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