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Development Producer, Unscripted - BBC Studios

Job Introduction

The Producer will play a key part in the development team, devising formatted factual-entertainment ideas and delivering consistently high standards of creative output – from written proposals to eye-catching pitch decks and stylish sizzles.

This role will be based in Northern Ireland and any candidates should be willing to relocate to work at BBC Studios’ Belfast office.

The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate a strong awareness of Northern Irish television output and local commissioning opportunities. 

Role Responsibility


  • Think creatively – devising original programme ideas.
  • Work collaboratively –  participating in group brainstorms and supporting other members of the team where required.
  • Effectively and stylishly convey ideas in both short and long form written proposals.
  • Use Keynote to design high quality decks for submitting and pitching ideas.
  • Use Premiere to cut compelling and stylish sizzles from both ripped and filmed footage.
  • Motivate and support a team, ensuring that the editorial vision is communicated and understood.
  • To ensure content reflects our diverse audiences.
  • Deputising where appropriate for senior team members.
  • To keep up to date with emerging industry trends.

Are you the right candidate?

Our ideal candidate will have a proven track record of developing factual-entertainment and popular factual programme ideas, in particular formats, both independently and in response to broadcaster briefs. Together with a demonstrable wider interest in all genres of television and a thorough knowledge of UK and international talent and trends, current and emerging. 

You should have proven experience in negotiating and gaining access to institutions, casting contributors and working with talent, as well as proven experience of both editing compelling sizzles from specially shot/archive material using Premiere and producing stylish written proposals, in both short and long form, using Keynote (or other similar software).

The ability to self-shoot is also desirable but not essential.

The successful candidate will have the ability to motivate and support a team, ensuring that the editorial vision is communicated and understood, and deputising where appropriate for senior team members. Work collaboratively: participating in group brainstorms and supporting other members of the team where required.

Highly developed planning/organising skills and the ability to manage several areas of work at one time, prioritising, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting positively to changes and conflicting priorities will also be essential for this role.


Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: 12 months - Fixed term contract / Attachment
Location: Belfast

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.

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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