EOI: Digital Technician, Rip Off Britain - The Documentary Unit, Salford

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Job Introduction

BBC Studios is the most awarded production company and the biggest independent producer in the UK. The Documentary Unit, Salford produce a wide breadth of content including; The One Show, Watchdog, Rip Off Britain, For Love or Money, Sunday Morning Live, Christmas and Easter worship coverage, Celebrity: A 21st Century Story and docs for BBC Three, Channel5 and much more.

Rip Off Britain is at the heart of BBC One’s daytime schedule and attracts a large, loyal audience year in, year out. Over the past eleven years it’s broadcast hundreds of stories from consumers who have been let down, misled, and left out of pocket by big name companies and other organisations. The programme gives those people a voice when they feel they’ve no other place to turn … and often gets them answers where they’d previously hit a brick wall.

Role Responsibility

As a Digital Technician you’ll be the go-to member of the team for all our film makers and act as the essential link between editorial and production management. The technical kit will be your area of expertise, booking the correct kit, assisting film makers on location, sourcing archive, and making sure footage and rushes are where they need to be, exactly when they need to be there. You’ll be the lynchpin that keeps the production process running smoothly, helping to deliver must-see factual TV.

The Ideal Candidate

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll have an interest in our output and a passion for the technical requirements that come with TV Production.  Already experienced in post-production workflows you will be highly organised and a great communicator. Possessing a wide-range of skills, from shooting to data wrangling to sourcing archive, you can effortlessly fulfil whatever is required of you. You need a clean driving license to help us get to wherever the story is, and you’ll be a dynamic team player with a flexible attitude.


Package Description

Band: B
Contract type: FTC / Attachment
Location: 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 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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