Development Producer, Digital Originals (BBC Studios)

Job Introduction

The Digital Originals team create innovative youth-skewing content for diverse global audiences. We want to inspire, connect and entertain the digital generation with attention grabbing shows for broadcasters, brands and platforms.

We are looking for a Development Producer for a 6-month contract to work in our dev team. The Producer will be instrumental in devising and developing original ideas, delivering consistently high standards of creative output – from written treatments, to decks and sizzles.

Role Responsibility

  • Drive the generation and development of original ideas for broadcasters, brands and digital platforms.
  • Write and create treatments and pitch decks to a first-class standard.
  • Work with the Development Exec in managing relationships with commissioners, talent and agents - attending pitch meetings where required.
  • Work collaboratively with Studios genre teams and Digital Originals dev team - leading brainstorms and supporting other members of the team where required.
  • Oversee, support and shape the creative work of the team.
  • Keep up to date with the latest briefs and commissioner steers.
  • Seek out emerging content trends across TV, digital and branded.
  • Discover new onscreen talent and support their development within BBC Studios.
  • Ensure our content reflects a young and diverse audience.

The Ideal Candidate

TV development experience at Producer level is essential, you’ll have a track record of commissioned / piloted projects, excellent writing skills and a portfolio of deck design work / sizzles. This job would suit a creative who thinks beyond broadcast and wants to hone their skills across a variety of genres and styles of content.

  • Previous experience as a Development Producer in unscripted TV with a proven track record of developing commissioned shows – from initial idea, right through to pitch.
  • Proactive in idea development, with experience in leading brainstorms.
  • First-class writing and design skills, with the ability to adapt tone / style based on project.
  • Experience in leading and shaping development projects, assigning tasks and signing off work.
  • Excellent communications skills – whether it’s gaining access to institutions, casting contributors, working with talent, or pitching to commissioners.
  • Awareness of the latest trends across social, music, digital and branded, combined with an encyclopaedic knowledge of TV formats.
  • Highly developed organizational skills and the ability to prioritise workloads, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting swiftly to changes and conflicting priorities.

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: 6-month FTC / Attachment 
Location: London or Birmingham (currently home-based working) 

We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply please do contact us on with ref: BBC/TP/1206242/54975 in the subject.

• Flexible / agile working -  opportunities across the business

• 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

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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