Digital Technician, BBC Studios Bristol

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Job Introduction

BBC Bristol is the home of two BBC Studios Television Units, Bristol Factual Entertainment and the Natural History Unit, producing world-renowned content from Antiques Roadshow to Seven Worlds, One Planet. These departments are supported internally by the Digital Village team who promote best practice and provide workflow advice, media management and back up.

We need a Digital Technician (DT) to join the team. We're looking for someone who has a genuine interest in our output and a passion for the technical requirements that come with TV Production. You don't necessarily need to have worked as a DT before as we'll provide training alongside our current team. Moreover, you'll have a mentor to help you develop within the role.

Role Responsibility

Digital Technicians (DTs) provide support to all BBC Studios Bristol production teams. They help with media management, secure back up and retrieval of camera files.

DTs maintain logs and tracking information for the rest of the team to refer to. They build and maintain good relationships with production teams and external clients. They work with the rest of the Digital Village in a flexible and collaborative manner.

Please refer to the Job Description for the key responsibilities of the role, and knowledge & skills required.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for candidates with the following skills/attributes:

  • You will have an interest in technology and be able to demonstrate a passion for television and video production.
  • You can look after large amounts of data securely.
  • You are confident moving and duplicating files using a computer.
  • You are methodical and like to keep your files tidy and organised.
  • You are a good communicator who enjoys working as part of a team.
  • You have an eye for detail and enjoy following predefined processes and workflows.
  • You are happy to reassess your priorities and adapt to fast changing circumstances.
  • You enjoy solving technical issues and can share clear detailed information where appropriate.
  • You can multitask and manage numerous jobs and conflicting deadlines.
  • You are friendly, easy to get on with and enjoy working with people from different backgrounds.
  • You enjoy learning new software and using your initiative to streamline processes.

Job specific responsibilities and accountabilities (training will be provided):

  • Able to work closely with the workflow Post-Production Supervisors to deliver efficient workflows through all stages of BBC Bristol productions.
  • Overseeing, administering and maintaining Digital Village resources.
  • Maintaining accurate and up to technical logs, administrative documents and tracking information.
  • Preparing and ingesting media for BBC Studios archive systems.
  • Conforms and restores – file based conform and media restoration. Using batch lists, projects and EDLs to retrieve media from BBC Studios archive systems. Liaising with the edit assistants and post-production facilities to ensure correct and timely delivery.
  • Media Management – liaising with productions and Post-Production Supervisors to ensure that media is stored in the correct locations and deleted when no longer required. Working responsibly to ensure that the storage remains within safe capacity.
  • Attend weekly team meetings and regular routines to keep across technical and procedural developments in the Digital Village. Keep the Post-Production Supervisor and Digital Village team up-to-date with any issues.


Package Description

Band: B
Contract type: Fixed term/attachment
Location: Bristol

Start date: early Oct 2021

Interviews will be held via Zoom and are expected to be w/b 27th Sep 21

At BBC Studios we have different types of workplaces; from production sets and locations, to offices, to our own homes, and on-the-go. Under our Hybrid Working model, where you work will depend on your role. The majority of our staff work in an Agile way, balancing their time between home and a BBC Studios base, as best suits the work they do and their personal circumstances.

In addition, we are happy to discuss any formal flexible working needs. 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.

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/126/55291 in the subject.

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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