The BBC is the leading Children's broadcaster in the UK.We are proud of the award-winning content we make across all platforms television, online, radio, apps, YouTube, social media and more. BBC Children's is committed to offering the best cross-platform and on-demand service for all UK children, providing a trusted environment which is enriching, enabling and relevant to the under 12's. Our content seeks to entertain, inform and empower children, adding real value to their lives.The Live area of Discovery produces topical and relevant content for CBBC and CBeebies television channels and its other platforms.
Presentation provides hosted links for the CBeebies and CBBC Channel using a mix of presenters to bring our output to life for children up to the age of twelve.The content is made in studio with a variety of presenters. The production team works very closely with various stakeholders to create content to promote the key CBBC & CBeebies brands.
We are looking for ahighly motivated and creative researcher to help develop ideas, write scripts, source UGC and be present in studio during our live output.
Reporting to the Presentation Producers this role is ideal for someone who has some research experience but is keen to expand their skills and knowledge of television production while developing their script writing abilities.
The successful candidate must be able to confidently work with children of all ages.
Suggest, develop and research appropriate ideas and present these to the producer/line manager for feedback and review.
To write scripts and sketches for studio
To source, clear and input UGC sent in by the audience
To assist in the planning, production and maintenance of content on a variety of platforms
Support the senior members of the production team in a wide variety of tasks, including technical/digital by the needs of the production as required.
To work directly to the Producer and daily studio APs to prepare for studio pre-recording, live and possibly some location filming.
To help fact find, source and clear music, archive and stills, as well as having the opportunity to write some links with a view to scriptwriting development.
Put programme billings into script format for the APs.
Responsible for booking talent, guests and contributors, liaising with agents where necessary.
Source suitable locations for other filming including bedtime stories and clearing books for use on air through the publishers.
Ensure that any content or images used within Presentation are cleared for use and that any queries about this are referred upwards.
Are you the right candidate?
Ability to come up with new ideas for links, sketches and games and help bring them to life with humour and flare
Ability to assess the suitability of contributors, locations and programme material to ensure programme requirements are met
Demonstrable awareness of copyright issues and clearance skills
Demonstrates good knowledge of the audience and what appeals to it
Ability to write audience appropriate scripts from research information and scheduling briefs
Demonstrates wide knowledge of research/information sources and has strong fact checking skills
Demonstrates good knowledge of the Producer Guidelines and the Health & Safety Guidelines
Must be aware of the Live CBBC/CBeebies editorial style and the constraints governing suitability of content
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract/Attachment/ PAYE Freelancer Asap - 30/09/2022
Location: MediaCityUK, Salford/hybrid working
Please note that you will only be asked to submit a CV by way of application for this vacancy, and this CV will be the sole basis on which we initially review your application. We would therefore encourage you to approach your CV as an application and to tailor it to highlight the skills and experience which weve talked about in this advert. Wed love to know not only about your most relevant experience and responsibilities in previous roles, but also any achievements, transferable skills, or areas of personal or professional interest that highlight why youd be a great candidate for this role.
Were 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.
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