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Content Research Co-ordinator

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

Job Introduction

The Content research co-ordinator is responsible for sourcing, clearing, editing and cataloguing suitable clips of stock footage and programme extracts for client projects and customer facing video repository.

Role Responsibility


  • Research footage from BBC libraries and partner content collections to ensure alignment with client needs and level of urgency and time allocated to project. Research footage from BBC libraries and partner content collections to map to client requirements, being mindful of the project’s scope, target audience and deadlines, and with the ability to respond to changing priorities.
  • Liaise with rights teams and BBC Production teams, as required to check copyright and editorial queries and approvals.
  • Use editing tools such as Adobe Premiere to capture and edit raw footage.
  • Order preview tapes from the archives, and ensure they are properly managed and returned.
  • Ensure that BBC’s editorial guidelines are met in relation to the sale of clip content to avoid any instances of guideline breaches.
  • Log all researched, selected and cleared clips into the BBCWW Learning database to ensure full records are maintained.
  • Highlight premium content for sales and marketing team to assist in business development and new sales generation

Scope & Impact

  • The post reports to the Business Development and Operations Manager.
  • The Content Research Co-ordinator is part of a small team, researching and clearing content requests and preparing videos for marketing or sales enquiries.


  • Regular meetings with other co-ordinators, Business Development and Operations Manager and ELT editor
  • Regular meetings with Sales team and Head of Dept.

Are you the right candidate?

Knowledge and Skills

  • Prior experience of footage, research, selection and cataloguing, ideally for education customers
  • Experience of assessing images for quality, composition & subject matter
  • Good knowledge of rights and clearances including music.
  • Experience of accessing and using programme and post production paperwork, such as PasCs, scripts, music cue sheets etc..
  • Knowledge of library resources and systems (if possible BBC systems such as P4a, Media Maestro, FABRIC, Orac and Jupiter).
  • Working knowledge of editing software.
  • Able to work to deadlines and familiarity with a portfolio-style workload involving direct customer management.
  • Team worker with flexible approach; able to prioritise workloads and think creatively and laterally.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications

Professional Experience

  • Experience using editing software, preferably Adobe.
  • Experience with digitising footage and audio from tape and a good understanding of different digital formats.
  • Experience editing digital assets with sound editorial judgement.
  • Experience of using Content management systems for archiving digital assets; for creating asset records adding rich metadata; as a publishing tool; and research tool, with a keen eye for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Rights clearance experience
  • Prior experience in English Language Learning or educational market, teaching or e-learning is desirable but not essential to the role.


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