Junior Editor, NHU Landmark series, BBC Studios

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

Job Introduction

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, The Year The Earth Changed for Apple TV+ and the BAFTA winning Springwatch for the BBC. 

We are seeking a Junior Editor for a new high profile Landmark Natural History series. The role will provide entry-level craft editing skills and will manage and develop junior post-production colleagues.

Role Responsibility

  • Predominantly edit Pre-Edits, Making-ofs, Digital and Development work.
  • Provide creative and delivery services to production teams.
  • Edit Assistant training, support and line management if appropriate.
  • Media management oversight
  • Provide mentoring and training of non-technical colleagues in technical post-production workflows and technologies/equipment.
  • Liaise with external post-production suppliers, and technical production stakeholders where necessary.
  • Work as assistant editor for nominated productions, working under the general direction of the editor and deputising for them if required.
  • Provide and maintain required standard and quality of information and metadata across required media, platforms and systems.
  • Work closely with the post-production supervisor/manager in order to ensure an efficient workflow through all stages of the production process

The Ideal Candidate

  • A detailed knowledge of Avid Media Composer, and ideally Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Proficiency in HD, UHD, HDR and RAW workflows
  • Craft editing skills with the ability to undertake editing tasks without supervision
  • An ability to articulate and communicate creative ideas, narrative outlines and visual styles.
  • Knowledge of file-based production processes and content production systems.
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of audio and video, including digital technologies and formats
  • Experience with the television production process and broadcast delivery requirements.
  • Experience of a busy production or similar environment and the ability to work calmly under pressure.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with a wide range of people at different levels.
  • Advanced problem-solving skills and the ability to apply them to operational situations.


  • Demonstrable knowledge of BBC output and that of competitors.
  • Experience of Apple hardware, Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Digital Asset Management systems.
  • Experience of supervising or line managing staff.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Fixed term, 12 months
Location: Bristol

Working pattern: Bristol office

Start date: ASAP

Interviews will be held via Zoom w/b 23/5/22

Please note: You must supply a link to a showreel or sequence you have edited in order to apply for this role.

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/126/60392 in the subject.

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.

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