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Head of Post Production 12 month FTC

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

Job Introduction

The commercial subsidiary, BBC Studios Ltd. has two internal London based post production operations (The Media Hub and The Edit Village). Together the operation offers low cost post production to Events/Factual productions, the channel creative team and provides the infrastructure and technical support for other departments such as:  Creative Services,, You Tube & Consumer Products.

We are seeking a Head of Post Production on a 12 month maternity contract, reporting into the Head of Production Operations (Production) and EVP of Operations (Sales and Distribution). The areas of responsibility include managing a team of editors, audio engineers, digital technicians and bookings teams, in addition to overseeing the professional running of edit suites, audio suites, desktop systems and all supporting software, hardware and production storage infrastructure. The role will lead on developing creativity and ensuring value for money, making recommendations for change, improvement and efficiencies. You’ll also act as business lead in a post production project refreshing our technical equipment happening this year.

Role Responsibility

Ensure both areas are fully operational and capable of peak performance on a daily basis and to ensure they meet the technical and creative requirements of all clients, both internal and external.

Lead an internal project for a technical refresh of the post production infrastructure at Edit Village and Media Hub.

Develop and sustain a professional environment and provide a high level of customer service and technical standards.

Manage the operational budgets, capital expense objectives and income forecasts.

Communicate our workflows to internal and external partners.

Manage internal teams and stakeholders who may have questions about UHD, 4K, etc.

Are you the right candidate?

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


We are looking for a confident, experienced and enthusiastic Head of Post Production to manage all operational activity across the two teams.  You’ll possess the emotional intelligence to lead a team of 11 people in an ever changing environment and across short form and long form content and have a deep understanding of the complexities involved.

As Head of Post Production you will be able to motivate diverse teams and give clear feedback, tackling performance issues promptly and encouraging high performance. Able to drive change and deliver continuous improvement, you will contribute creative ideas and helps translate them into practical plans. You’ll demonstrate a proactive work ethic, suggesting creative solutions to solve problems and to work within resource constraints. 

Actively contributing to the production process, you’ll work closely with editorial colleagues to balance editorial aspirations with resource and compliance constraints. Strong technical knowledge is required in this post, with strong knowledge of Adobe products.


Full JD attached.

Package Description

Location: White City
Band: E
Contract: 12 month maternity contract

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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