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M&A Planner (BBC Radio & Education, Content, News & Sport)

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

Job Introduction

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for two Planners to inspire, innovate & shape creative strategy across our Radio & Education, News & Sport and Content portfolios. These are 8 month fixed-term contracts based in London.

Planners within BBC Marketing & Audiences (M&A) put insight at the heart of the BBC’s creative output; across programmes, products, services and brands. They work with channel and product heads, commissioners and business leaders to clarify the business objectives, articulate strategic challenges and spot opportunities for the future.

Role Responsibility

These roles provide an exciting challenge: can you apply your expertise, skills and instincts and curiosity directly to shaping BBC content and services to meet audience needs and the organisation’s public purposes?

We are recruiting two planners to work across the BBC output areas (Content, Audio and News & Sport). You will be expected to work flexibly across priorities as and where they develop, tackling challenges from the different divisions.

The projects you would work on will influence product development and content commissioning and creation across the breadth of the BBC’s output. You would work with content producers, product developers, content commissioners, heads of stations or services and researchers and marketers to develop both content and brand strategy.

The types of project these roles have worked on include:

  • Evolving the channel, product or station proposition for one of the BBC’s brands and working to ensure it informs our output
  • Working with product developers and user experience teams to shape the functionality, design and curation of a new BBC product
  • Programme development with editors and commissioners for projects such as a new season for TV or the new comedy podcasts for BBC Radio 1
  • Working on pan-BBC projects such as understanding the needs and content preferences of minority audiences

Are you the right candidate?

We’re looking for ambitious, innovative thinkers who are keen to use their skills in a different environment.  Your experience could have been gained within creative ad agencies, innovation or brand/business strategy consultancies or qualitative research.

You will be comfortable working with senior creative people and business decision-makers and be able to turn complex qualitative and quantitative research into compelling stories and inspirational stimulus for creatives.
You’ll be a curious and pragmatic problem solver with a natural flair for strategic thinking. 

You will have a collaborative style – someone who can make things happen. Above all else, we’re looking for someone who is passionate, motivated and inspired by the content, services and underlying public purposes of the BBC.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Fixed-term, 8 months
Location: NBH, London, W1A

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 (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 BBC

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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