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EOI: Producer, Children's Development

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Job Introduction

The BBC Scotland Children's department is committed to delivering innovative and engaging content to the children’s audience across the UK. Both CBBC and CBeebies provide a trusted environment which is enriching, enabling and relevant to our audience. Our content seeks to entertain, inform and empower children, adding real value to their lives.

The Development team holds a crucial, creative role within the Children’s department and plays a huge part in the output that is made. We have an excellent track record of winning commissions across both Children’s channels but are ambitious to do even more.  We are looking for an experienced Producer to join our team in Glasgow.

Role Responsibility

You will work to the Head of unscripted Development to produce and develop ideas and content for both the CBeebies and CBBC channels for all our platforms. You will play a key role ensuring we deliver our key objectives including engaging and growing our audience reach and appreciation.

To develop fun, robust comedy and entertainment formats for 0-16's which help prepare the audience for adult life and reflect the commissioning priorities for 2019/20.

Identifying and engaging existing mainstream and emerging new talent to anchor exciting new ideas for CBeebies & CBBC.

Producing engaging, exciting and innovative programme proposal briefs, presentations and taster tapes   

Setting up, participating in and facilitating creative brainstorms with both the development team in Glasgow and with other colleagues in Children’s and across Pacific Quay

Working closely with the interactive, short form and social leads to develop truly multiplatform ideas

To manage the workflow, day to day, of the Glasgow-based development team ensuring junior members of the team are nurtured and developed

Develop relationships with key suppliers and innovators, such as new tech start-ups, studio, crews and edit facilities

Take responsibility for delivering to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest editorial standards

To be able to suggest and spot strong stories and offer creative and compelling ways of formatting and telling these stories

While you can expect to be in the office for the majority of your time, this role involves travel to connect with local children or to attend filming locations, as required, as well as meetings in the Salford offices around once a month.

The Children's Development producer for comedy and entertainment will report directly to the Head of Unscripted Development, who is based in Salford. This role will also involve lots of collaboration with the Genre Lead for Comedy and Entertainment, who is also Salford based.

This role will be one of two Children's development producers in Glasgow, with the other role focussing more on factual and entertainment content. Both producers will share the managerial responsibility of an assistant producer and researcher who will be working to both Glasgow-based roles.

Are you the right candidate?

You’ll have experience of working with internal and external stakeholders and maintaining effective relationships, be a creative thinker with a significant track record in developing new content for the 0-16 and family audience, with the ability to lead, motivate and inspire development and production teams in a multi-platform environment.

A good knowledge of the wider media landscape including both children and grownup content across various platforms and major media providers

You will have a good understanding of television and multiplatform production and practical skills.

As a strong communicator with effective planning and organising skills you will have the ability to concentrate on several areas of work at one time, prioritising and delivering consistently to deadlines.

You should have experience in developing, writing and pitching formatted ideas including leading idea sessions.

Experience of working with children and the ability to get them to share their thoughts and feelings on a range of subjects

Package Description

Role:  EOI:     Producer, Children's Development 

Band:  D

Contract type: Fixed term or attachment

Location: Pacific Quay, Glasgow

Dates:  1st April 2019 - 31st December 2019

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 holiday 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, sexuality, social 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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