Edit Assistant Talent Pool, BBC Studios Bristol

Job Introduction

Factual Entertainment’s slate covers award-winning documentaries, prime-time BBC1 features series such as Antiques Roadshow and DIY SOS and long running daytime favourites.

The Natural History Unit is the world leader in natural history programming. This includes the outstanding landmark Seven Worlds,One Planet, children’s favourites Deadly Dinosaurs and Andy’s Adventures and exceptional live events such as Autumnwatch and Alaska Live.

We're looking for a pool of Edit Assistants to work across any of the genres within BBC Studios, Bristol.

Role Responsibility

The role requires a technically proficient person with a meticulous attention to detail. You'll be expected to manage your own time efficiently and to work flexibly to fulfil the role. You'll need a friendly attitude and a willingness to work co-operatively as part of a team. You should have the ability to assess priorities and adapt to fast changing circumstances and be able to work under pressure to set deadlines. 

You’ll be required to undertake a range of operational duties and to assist Editors and the Post-Production team as and when required. You will establish and maintain a good system of media management and adhere to predefined operational and technical standards.

The Ideal Candidate

Meet the required standard for training in the operation of a range of equipment in use within BBC Studios

Secure offloading and transfer methods for digital media.

Awareness of end-to-end digital workflows.

Experience of a non-linear editor (NLE) in a professional industry environment.

Experience of non standard formats i.e. UHD and non-standard frame rates.

Knowledge of post-production programme making techniques. It is recognised that individuals will attain a high level of skill in one particular area and that individuals fulfilling the role will be scheduled to duties appropriate to their ability.

Experience of working on either film or television productions.

A demonstrable keen interest in film, video and technology skills.

A good general knowledge of the programme making process and must have demonstrated an interest in and experience of post-production.

An awareness of the diverse nature of our audiences and a commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Preparing and delivering selects for BBC Studios Archive.

Acting as a key liaison between the production team and post-production facilities to ensure accurate and timely delivery and tracking of project elements.


Package Description

Band: B
Contract type: Fixed term
Location: Bristol

Start date: from 1/6/21

Interviews will be held in early May 2021 via Zoom. 

Roles will be allocated based on demonstrable skills, knowledge and experience following a written assessment and interview.

Joining our pool will enable you to be offered work as and when opportunities arise during peak business periods across our output in Bristol .

Appointment to the pool will not entitle candidates to permanent contracts in the BBC, those will have to be applied for in the normal way, and neither does it guarantee work.

  • 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.

To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. 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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