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Commissioning Coordinator - Drama

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Job Introduction

We are looking for a commissioning coordinator for BBC Drama. We commission a wide range of popular dramas – from long running favourites such as EastEnders, Call The Midwife and Dr Who through to ambitious and award winning series like I May Destroy You, Normal People, Line of Duty, His Dark Materials and The Salisbury Poisonings and we work with some of the foremost drama companies, writers and directing talent in the industry, both new and established.

Role Responsibility

You will provide administrative support and creative input to the editorial team in order to provide an effective and efficient submissions and development system for the department. Key duties will involve ensuring that all scripts/treatments/proposals are read, logged and responded to efficiently and within agreed OFCOM deadlines, maintaining the list of projects the department has in development, being a key point of contact for internal and external stakeholders re: the status of projects in development, and reading scripts and treatments submitted - advising of response using sound editorial judgement.

Are you the right candidate?

This not suitable as a first job in scripted television but is an excellent opportunity for a talented individual who will wholeheartedly embrace working within the heart of BBC Drama commissioning and see it as a second or third step on their way to a creative career in Drama.

You will have good experience of working within the Drama television industry, both in development and production, be excited by our output and have a desire to learn more about and be a key part of the editorial process of BBC Drama.

 You will have experience of reading Drama or Film scripts and providing reports, as well as a knowledge of the TV Drama landscape, across platforms and broadcasters. You must have strong administrative skills including the ability to prioritise your own workload to meet deadlines.  You will be self-motivated, a confident communicator and be able to communicate articulately verbally and in writing to a wide range of people both inside and outside the BBC.You will be competent in using a range of software packages, including Microsoft Office and Excel.  You will have previous experience or knowledge of the commissioning processes/cycle, along with awareness of the new Ofcom regulations & code of practice.


Package Description

Band: B 
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London 

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

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