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Assistant Producer/Directors, NHU animation-based landmark

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

Job Introduction

The BBC Natural History Unit is embarking on a spectacular super landmark following on from the recent success of Planet Earth 2 and Blue Planet 2.  We are looking for 4 experienced and enthusiastic Assistant Producers/Directors to work on this major groundbreaking project.

These roles are subject to greenlight.

Role Responsibility

The Assistant Producer will need to be highly creative and organised with excellent storytelling skills, visual flair, and the ability to take an innovative and imaginative approach to delivering outstanding content. They will have a clear and committed understanding of the constraints of budget and be a very good team player.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Experience working on visually stunning behaviour-led landmark natural history for a mainstream audience.
  • Evidence of strong directorial skills and ability to identifying key story lines.
  • The ability to demonstrate visual flair and a good storytelling technique.
  • An Interest in animation (experience in CGI/ high-end VFX will be advantageous).
  • The ability to work well in teams, sharing information and knowledge and working closely with researchers in their team.
  • Experience of working with an editor on ‘blue-chip’ sequences.
  • Proven experience of working within programme budgets.
  • Proven knowledge of new camera technologies and techniques, using them to deliver increasingly intimate and dramatic shots.
  • Ability to set up and direct remote shoots being responsible for safety on location.
  • Understanding of ‘duty of care’ with regard to individuals’ wellbeing and production Health & Safety issues.
  • Knowledge of editorial guidelines and awareness of BBC and statutory policies and regulations relevant to programme making, familiarity with the BBC employment practices and policies such as diversity, equal opportunities, and health and safety guidelines.

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. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

 The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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