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News Director (Production Operations - BBC News)

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

Job Introduction

Production Operations provides BBC News with TV and Radio studio staff across the entire W1 site and services the BBC 1 One O`clock, Six O`clock and Ten O`clock bulletins, BBC World News, News Channel, BBC Arabic, BBC Persian, BBC New Languages, BBC London, Newsnight, The Andrew Marr Show, Sunday Politics and a variety of other news and current affair programmes. The services are multi-media in operation and are run by teams working in a live studio environment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Working in the multi-media newsrooms and studios across the W1 site, Directors will be line managed by the Operations Managers.

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

Role Responsibility

Directors can be required to work across the entire range of BBC News output, according to skills and experience.

You will direct BBC News programmes in both automated and traditional galleries.  You will also co-ordinate the planning and production of Television News output to ensure that editorial intentions are met and highest production standards maintained.  You will also use traditional craft and technical skills as well as new and developing technologies, to produce the highest standard of news programmes.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will have experience of studio or location directing on live and recorded programmes as well as experience of vision mixing and the use of broadcast communications equipment.  You’ll be familiar with broadcast technology, including automation & digital technologies and you’ll possess a broad knowledge of national & international news & current affairs coupled with an awareness of editorial priorities and objectives.  Knowledge of health and safety legislation is also essential.

You will work on a rota pattern which includes weekend and night working.

Network News is committed to promoting Equality and Diversity among our employees and developing a positive culture where everyone can develop their full potential across BBC divisions. We welcome and encourage applications from people from all different backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as staff from these specific groups are currently under-represented within the BBC. We also strive to reflect our audiences and are committed to recruiting more women into Network News.

Package Description

Band: D

Contract: Fixed Term Contract until 31st January 2020.

(Internal applicants: depending on their current contract status, will be offered either an attachment or FTC).

Roles are also available part-time.  Please include details of your availability in your application.

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK

About the BBC

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

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, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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