Commercial Executive, Factual Entertainment & Events Production - 12month FTC

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Job Introduction

BBC Studios is a global creative powerhouse for the development, production and distribution of bold, British content. We produce over 2,500 hours of content per year, have offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The business generates revenue of £1.4bn, returning around £200m profit to BBC Public Service each year. In the UK, BBC Studios enables audiences to enjoy their favourite BBC programmes and brands outside the licence fee-funded window on alternative platforms, through a range of partnerships, and in multiple formats, from products and magazines to events and experiences.

The Factual Entertainment & Events Production team have an exciting career-building opportunity for a Commercial Executive to join on a 12month FTC. As the Commercial Executive, you will support the Senior Commercial and Business Development Manager and play an integral role in the delivery of commercial strategy and revenue growth within a fast-paced production unit.

The Factual Entertainment & Events Team are behind some of the UK’s most entertaining and enriching programmes, giving audiences an escape from reality through relatable, funny and aspirational content. The team are renowned for making distinctive, quality programmes, formats and features like Top Gear, Dragon’s Den, The One Show, Amazing Hotels, The Royal Wedding and Festival of Remembrance.

Role Responsibility

As the Commercial Executive, you will be given the opportunity to deputise for the Senior Commercial and Business Development Manager across a range of their responsibilities where appropriate. Your responsibilities will also include;

Commercial Deal Making - Collaborate with the Senior Commercial and Business Development Manager to negotiate commercial deals for content with BBC Studios, co-producers, and others including distributors, publishers, and other funders.

Funding Proposals - Submit investment proposals to BBC Studios, co-producers, and third-party funders via the relevant BBC database where commercial investment is sought.

Database Management - Manage databases used by the BBC to record commercial deals and forecasts including CILS and C3PO.

Contracting - Manage the contracting process with distribution partners and secure signatures in a timely fashion.

Supporting Commercial Deals - Service commercial deals throughout the term of the deal including following delivery of the programme.

Communication with Production - Ensure effective communication with production teams and advise production teams on rights, clearances, and deliverables requirements.

Delivery Materials - Agree on deliverable requirements with BBC Studios and other third parties to maximise the benefit to production whilst still meeting the commercial partner’s needs.

Targets and Forecasting - Support the Senior Commercial and Business Development Manager in forecasting commercial income and meeting commercial targets.

Research - Undertake research projects and business analysis on programme and market information where required by the Senior Commercial and Business Development Manager.

The Ideal Candidate

At BBC Studios, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do

This role will be ideal for a Sales Coordinator/Executive who has a genuine interest in the Factual Entertainment and Production genre. You will have research and/or sales experience within the international television industry, knowledge of contractual and copyright matters including rights and clearances, and a good understanding of the needs and motivations of content producers.

You will be curious by nature, developing your knowledge in the commercial world through communication and research, and be confident in presenting ideas. You will be fearless in seizing opportunities that encourage growth for the organisation and thrive in a fast-paced environment where success is global.

You will possess proven negotiation and influencing skills and a high level of computer literacy with extensive knowledge of databases, spreadsheet packages and able to plan ahead and prioritise effectively.

You will have the ability to develop and form collaborative relationships with people at all levels within the BBC and externally and be flexible, adaptable, and work with a variety of situations and people.

You will also be a team player, proactive, and a well-informed decision-maker who takes responsibility for their own decisions whilst knowing when to escalate matters or delegate tasks and responsibilities. Demonstrate resilience, drive, and energy and promote enthusiasm and commitment in your daily work.


*Important: Interviews will be held week commencing 1st November 2021

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 12months FTC
Location: TVC, London

Working pattern: Hybrid Working, 2/3 days per week in the office

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  • Flexible / agile working -  opportunities across the business. We’re happy to discuss a formal flexible working pattern. 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 Company

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under represented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background. We strive to be the best British content company in the world, attracting the best creative talents in the business, so that we can bring premium quality award-winning programmes, content and brands to the viewer no matter where they are.

The BBC Group has set out the first in a new series of bold steps to transform our programming and better represent the public we serve. We have the biggest financial investment to on-air inclusion in the industry, together with our existing commissioning budget, we are committed to throwing open our doors more widely than ever to diverse stories and diverse storytellers. Together with a diverse workforce we will accelerate the pace of change in increasing diversity and inclusion both on and off air

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please visit our website.

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