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Assistant Producers, NHU Landmark

Job Introduction

BBC Studios Natural History Unit is embarking on a spectacular BBC One landmark production following on from the recent success of Seven Worlds, One Planet and Blue Planet 2.  We are looking for a number of experienced and enthusiastic Assistant Producers to work on this major ground-breaking project.

These roles are subject to greenlight. The interviews are expected to commence the beginning of January.

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.
  • Evidence of visual flair and strong and emotionally engaging, character led storytelling.
  • 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.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Fixed Term
Location: Bristol

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.

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 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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