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Head of Marketing - Content - 12 month FTC

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC Studios is the end-to end global creative powerhouse for the development, production and distribution of bold, British, content. With a turnover of around £1.4 billion, we aim to bring customers and audiences across the world distinctive and high quality content covering a range of specialisms, through a unique combination of BBC editorial values, cutting edge craft, and access to diverse talent across all markets.

We are seeking a Head of Marketing to join the Content Marketing team, on a 12 month maternity contract. The Head of Marketing leads the producing and management of powerful global Commercial, Customer and Consumer experiences through best-in-class, end-to-end Content Marketing campaigns across all platforms. From iconic drama including the legacy of Sherlock and Luther, recent highlights Good Omens and A Suitable Boy, and upcoming projects The North Water, Steve McQueen’s Small Axe to world-renowned formats including global hits Dancing With The Stars and The Great Bake Off, and brand new exciting formats, it’s a world-class slate of original programming. 


This role will support the Director of Marketing to develop and implement marketing and promotional strategies that will inform, educate and entertain audiences and consumers around the world. The Head of Marketing will be central in ensuring BBCS’s position as a world-class content creator and exporter of outstanding British creativity to third parties, driving reputation and value across our global commercial activities to maximise sales and profitability.


This role will also be critical to the on-going development of powerful Global Trade and Consumer experiences (including BBC Branded Services) through best in class end to end content marketing strategies across all platforms. The role will work closely with multiple internal departments and external partners supporting them in optimising local sales efforts (third party broadcasters, SVoD services, DTO) and content marketing requirements across B2B and B2C, delivering global, high impact campaigns for on and off-air.

Role Responsibility

Support the Director of Marketing to shape and inform the annual strategy to drive a stronger content pipeline.

Lead in developing strategy, planning and implementation to deliver comprehensive, effective plans to support the annual marketing plan.

Leads end-to-end marketing for major titles to cover the full life-cycle of a brand delivering against strategic objectives.

Lead cutting edge end-to-end marketing plans (pre-sales through to global consumer launch and review) for major titles across all genres. Ensure clarity of positioning and value to maximise returns, performance and reputation.

Develop innovative marketing and, where appropriate, brand and content extensions to grow reach & distribution, commercial and brand value.

Work closely with regions and partners to drive global consumer campaign launches (BBC Branded channels and 3rd party) and ensure both efficient delivery of master assets to teams, clients and partners around the world.

Manage and coordinate senior production and partner relationships to drive value and deliver optimal Content Marketing campaigns across all stages.

Are you the right candidate?

At BBC Studios, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do.

You’ll have had experience working in a senior marketing role previously, with demonstrable knowledge and experience of global marketing, in addition to a deep understanding of the threats and opportunities for media companies in a digital age. With a proven track record delivering in global marketing environment, you’ll understand how to build brands across multiple platforms, understanding of complexity involved.

You’ll be accomplished in your ability manage end to end campaigns, using consumer analytics to inform your decisions, supporting to build brands and promote content within a digital/social media environment. You’re highly articulate, a collaborative communicator, affording you the ability to forge effective working relationships. With strong negotiation skills and ability to negotiate desired outcomes with peers and partners, you’ll continually embrace BBC Studios strategic objectives, and an appreciation of its values end to end marketing covering the full life cycle across trade to consumer, ensuring BBC Studios retains its reputation as a world class B2B brand.

Proud to support a shared ambition across the BBC group to nurture and grow our brands and content through world class marketing, you’ll champion innovation, developing fresh approaches by keeping ahead of developments in the field of audience/market insight, content, marketing, brands and digital. Representing the voice of the brand, content and audience in all major commercial decisions.

Ideally you will be able to start in September.

Package Description

Location: London
Contract: 12 month attachment/FTC
Band: E

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

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under represented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programmes are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes 2500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. BBC Studios has revenue of £1.4bn, and returns around £200m to the BBC Group annually, complementing the BBC’s licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  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.  

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.   

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please visit our website.


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