Edit Assistant Talent Pool, BBC Studios Bristol

Job Introduction

BBC Studios Factual Entertainment’s slate covers award-winning documentaries, prime-time BBC1 features series such as Antiques Roadshow, DIY SOS, Countryfile, Gardeners World and See Hear.

BBC Studios Natural History Unit (NHU) is the leading producer of wildlife programming, creating award-winning content with a world class reputation. Our output ranges from ambitious landmarks (Green Planet, Dynasties, and the forthcoming Frozen Planet II) to children’s programming (Deadly Dinosaurs and Andy’s Adventures), as well as ground-breaking adventure, formatted, presenter lead, feature docs and event programming such as Endangered for Discovery, Prehistoric Planet for Apple TV+ and the BAFTA winning Springwatch for the BBC. 

We're looking for a pool of Edit Assistants to work across any of the genres within BBC Studios, Bristol at our new home in Finzels Reach. Bridgewater House is a fully sustainable and accessible building with specially integrated edit desks and equipment.

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.

Are you the right 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 1/8/2022

Interviews will be held in person or via Zoom from mid July 2022. 

Roles will be allocated based on demonstrable skills, knowledge and experience following an 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.

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/126/50778 in the subject.

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, 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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