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Localisation Operations Coordinator

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

Job Introduction

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, operate in 22 markets globally and generate 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.


We are seeking a Localisation Operations Coordinator to join our Global Operations team in London, reporting into the Localisation Operations Manager. You will assist in the coordination, commissioning and supply of localised assets (Subtitling, Dubbing, Voice Over, Lectoring) in over 30 Languages for BBC Studios divisions, including the conforming of subtitle files. You’ll be  responsible for the compiling of all Language Versions and manage the relevant databases which allow the sharing of all media/assets relating to language. In addition, you’ll engage with language houses, setting delivering schedule and tracking progress to ensure all deadlines are covered and quality standards are met; escalating issues to relevant parties, internally and externally.  

Role Responsibility

Assist in the coordination, commissioning and supply of localised assets (Subtitling, Dubbing, Voice Over, Lectoring) in over 30 Languages for BBC Studios divisions.

Liaise with vendors, clients & internal teams to ensure timely and effective deliveries.

Compile all Language Versions and manage the relevant databases which allow the sharing of all media/assets relating to language.

Responsible for the technical and editorial quality under BBC standards.

Assist in the tracking and monitoring of the localisation spends by leading the purchase orders and invoices processing.

Conform subtitle files in-house as and when required.

Are you the right candidate?

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

You will be experienced working in TV broadcasting, media production or localisation services, and have a good working knowledge of the digital environment. With an understanding of the media supply chain specifically relating to Language versions and the localisation end to end process, you’ll appreciate and be confident working to tight deadlines.

You’ll demonstrate self-motivation and excellent interpersonal skills, capable of building productive relationships with external suppliers, internal departments and within the team. You’ll utilise relationships to deliver shared goals with a sense of passion for addressing continuous improvement, you’ll be empowered to challenge process and committed to developing best practice which supports the delivery of content to our territories.

A second language is essential - French, Italian, German or Spanish would be ideal.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract: permanent
Location: UK flexible

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. (UK centric)

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. 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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