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Curator, BBC Sounds Curation (Content Producer)

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

Job Introduction

BBC Sounds is our personalised app and website which brings together the BBC's music, radio and podcasts all in one place. We launched BBC Sounds just over a year ago and already it has around 3 million weekly users.

BBC Sounds gives us opportunities to curate and commission content in new ways for all of our audiences; and growing BBC Sounds, alongside BBC iPlayer, is a key priority for the BBC. We have ambitious goals, world class commissioning teams, distinctive new audio content, and more innovative product developments still to come. So it's an exciting time to join the team.

Role Responsibility

This role will be responsible for creating the most imaginative and compelling audio experience to the BBC Sounds audience as well as growing new and emerging audiences. The Content Producer will surface the best audio content by reacting dynamically to topical trends and breaking news stories.

This role will be required to work shifts.

Please see the full job description/appendix for the full scope of duties.

Are you the right candidate?

​The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills and abilities:

  • Ability to interpret audience data to inform editorial decisions
  • Experience in producing or editing audio content
  • Background in journalism desirable
  • Background in curation for a digital platform desirable
  • Experience of using audio production tools and software, including Photoshop.
  • Experience of writing copy desirable.
  • Experience of using broadcast management systems, curation tools or scheduling systems such as Proteus, iBroadcast, What'sOn, OnAir, IBMS etc.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills

Package Description

Band:                  C
Contract type:     12 month attachment/fixed term contract
Location:             MediaCityUK, Salford

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

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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