Can you develop and produce brilliant new podcasts and radio programmes for the BBC and beyond?
This is an exciting opportunity to join an Award-winning audio production team in the heart of BBC Studios. Based out of the iconic Television Centre building in Wood Lane in London you will sit alongside award-winning audio producers who specialise in making comedy and entertainment shows. This is a chance to champion the work of new and emerging talent as well as work with some of the all-time greats. We are at an exciting period where we are exploring new commercial opportunities and you can be part of the team that take this new direction!
We make about 150 hours of radio and audio content a year including a wealth of content for Radio 4 including The News Quiz, Just a Minute, Mark Steel’s In Town, Sarah Keyworth: Are You a Boy or a Girl, Joe Lycett’s Obsessions, Daliso Chaponda’s Citizen of Nowhere, Nature Table, Conversations from a Long Marriage, Dead Ringers, Twayna Mayne: Black Woman, Newsjack and many many more. We also make podcasts including Sorted with the Dyers and Rose and Rosie: Parental Guidance for Spotify and Jacob Hawley: On Drugs, The Sink, Eddie Hearn: No Passion No Point, But..where are you really from? and Inside Inside no. 9 for BBC Sounds.
BBC Studios is a global production company that makes a range of much-loved programmes in Drama, Entertainment, Natural History, Factual and Comedy. Our TV titles include Blue Planet and Dynasties, Strictly Come Dancing, This Country, EastEnders, Inside No.9, Dr Who, Top Gear, Silent Witness and Luther. There is an opportunity to work closely with TV colleagues – after all this is the department that has over the years seen Little Britain, Miranda Hart’s Joke Shop, The League of Gentlemen and Ladhood make the transition from radio to TV!
- You will devise and produce original, innovative and entertaining radio shows and podcasts.
- You’ll be able to recognise amazing new talent, and know how to turn what they do online or on stage into must-hear audio. You’ll also be comfortable working with some of the most established names around.
- You’ll know who the audience is, and how to engage with them.
- You’ll be familiar with the UK comedy scene, and be able to build positive links with agents, execs and commissioners.
- You’ll enjoy bouncing off a team – sharing ideas, and working together to make them the best they can be.
- You’ll approach production in an imaginative and creative way. You’ll know the difference between a podcast and a radio programme, and want to make both.
- You’ll set up and oversee all stages of the production process efficiently and with attention to detail.
- You'll know how to manage a budget and bring your productions in on time and on budget.
- You’ll respond positively to feedback and own it.
- You’ll have experience of hands on recording and / or a willingness to gain skills in remote audio production and on location sound recording with basic mic set-ups.
- You’ll be familiar with audio editing software such as Pro Tools, and have competent editing skills.
- You’ll be editorially responsible for your programmes, so you’ll be willing to learn the BBC’s Editorial Policy, and be able to apply it to your work.
- You’ll know how important diversity of life experience is and will make nurturing talent from all walks of life a key priority. Our audience is at the heart of everything we do and we want to reflect the make-up of the whole of the UK population whether that be gender, ethnicity, disability, class, sexuality or regionality.
The Ideal Candidate
You should be passionate about programme making, and have experience of developing new programmes for TV, radio or podcast. You will have taken ideas from early stages of development all the way through to production. An awareness and appreciation of comedy is a must-have but if you additionally have doc, features, drama or news experience we are also interested in hearing from you!
You will know what makes a programme work and have ideas on how to improve existing formats.
You will be able to demonstrate superb planning skills, and the ability to manage several areas of work at one time. You’ll know how to prioritise your workload and deliver to a deadline.
You’ll have excellent communication skills, both in listening to your team and sharing your vision for the programmes you make.
You will have experience of working with and motivating a team on production – from sound engineers and production co-ordinators to writers and actors. You’ll be able to bring your team together to make your programmes the best they can be.
You’ll want to develop great new ideas that are representative of the UK population championing talent with a range of backgrounds and life experiences.
Contract type: 12 month FTC
Location: London, TVC
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/
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On Monday 18th January join us for the Audio Producer Q&A webinar.
Ask Creative Director, Julia McKenzie anything you'd like about the job, and the application process.
The session will be hosted by Senior Recruiter - Scripted, Alison Barnish
Registration link - https://bbc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PLJteBo8Qe6P18H4b4ybIg
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