Head of Video,

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Job Introduction

A wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC, BBC Studios is a global creative powerhouse for the development, production, and distribution of bold, British content. We produce over 2,500 hours of content per year, have offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The business generates revenue of £1.4bn, returning around £200m profit to BBC Public Service each year. In the UK, BBC Studios enables audiences to enjoy their favourite BBC programmes and brands outside the licence fee-funded window on alternative platforms, through a range of partnerships, and in multiple formats, from products and magazines to events and experiences.

Are you passionate about shooting and editing motoring videos? Experienced at working with consumer facing brands? We are looking for a talented Head of Video to join the UK Publishing team for Top Gear - one of BBC Studios’ best known brands.

As the Head of Video, you will be responsible for creating inhouse and b2b promos and reels for Top Gear publishing, leading on educating the Top Gear editorial team on video, self-shooting and platforms and feed into the platform UX and strategy alongside the Director and Head of Digital Strategy.

Role Responsibility

The Head of Video is a key role in the Top Gear publishing team and we’re looking for someone with the proven ability to shoot, edit and deliver Top Gear editorial/commercial video to the high standards of the brand.

You will recruit, brief and manage external production teams where required on larger shoots all the way from conception to film delivery. You’ll work with the wider Top Gear Studios teams, and respond to creative briefs around branded content to the standards of the Top Gear brand.

You’ll also work with the Head of Digital Strategy to create and deliver a video slate for Top Gear’s editorial publishing teams, on budget, on brand and on time, and to create an audio-visual identity for Top Gear Publishing.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a proven track record and reel of high-end motoring films on a consumer-facing media platform as a camera op and editor. You’ll also need to demonstrate a proven ability to edit supplied video tightly and to brief. Experience of commissioning external contributors and talent across both production and on camera is necessary.  

An understanding and knowledge of the Top Gear brand is essential.


Package Description

Band: D
Contract: Permanent 
Location: London W12

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  • Flexible / agile working -  opportunities across the business
  • 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.

About the Company

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. We strive to be the best British content company in the world, attracting the best creative talents in the business, so that we can bring premium quality award-winning programmes, content and brands to the viewer no matter where they are.

The BBC Group has set out the first in a new series of bold steps to transform our programming and better represent the public we serve. We have the biggest financial investment to on-air inclusion in the industry, together with our existing commissioning budget, we are committed to throwing open our doors more widely than ever to diverse stories and diverse storytellers. Together with a diverse workforce we will accelerate the pace of change in increasing diversity and inclusion both on and off air

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

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