Junior Production Manager - Countryfile

Job Introduction

BBC Studios (Factual Entertainment and Events Productions) in Bristol produce a wide range of original, diverse, well-loved and highly acclaimed TV productions, such as Countryfile, DIY SOS, Antiques Roadshow and Gardeners’ World.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Junior PM to work on Countryfile starting as soon as possible.   The role would suit experienced PCs or JPMs looking for line management experience and those seeking to develop their skills before progressing to PM level.

Working closely with the PM, the Junior Production Manager will be responsible for managing the Production on a day to day basis, ensuring delivery of accurate budgets and production planning in a demanding and changing environment. The JPM will manage the post schedule, as many of our editors continue to work remotely this will be more demanding than normal in terms of juggling. They will also be responsible for managing a large PMA team.



Role Responsibility

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the post production schedule, monitoring production budgets, approval of expenses, assessing financial viability of content ideas that may arise during production, day to day line management, appraisals and development of a team of PMAs and runners, ensuring they work cohesively as a team. You will contribute to the commissioning and approval/start of production processes, ensuring resources and editorial aspirations are aligned. In addition to this, ensuring production teams are aware of, and adhere to the processes for fully and accurately capturing and managing metadata in line with BBC guidelines and policies.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Considerable experience of delivering a range of productions across a range of output or genres, on time and on budget.
  • Experience of monitoring and managing Health & Safety on a production
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of end-to-end multi-platform production with a level of technical understanding to enable the most efficient production of content.
  • Effective project management skills and proven experience of delivering projects.
  • Able to manage interpersonal relationships effectively and work collaboratively within a diverse team.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to establish and maintain effective relations with a wide range of contacts.                 
  • Proven track record of being organised and responsive in fast paced environments
  • Demonstrates strong organisational and planning skills and manages conflicting demands to meet deadlines.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Fixed Term - Full Time

Length: 18 months
Location: Bristol

Start date: January/February 2022

Working pattern: Factual Entertainment and Events have a hybrid way of working, with time split between office and home working. Under the current UK Government COVID19 guidance staff are working from home where they can.

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/307321/58116 in the subject. We advertise all our roles on Evenbreak, the specialist job board for disabled candidates. BBC Studios offers:

  • Flexible / agile working -  We’re happy to discuss a formal flexible working pattern. 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 (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

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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