Picture Production Executive
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.
Sitting within Creative in Brands, the Photography Team plays a pivotal role in commissioning and securing the best imagery and visuals to support the promotion of all titles on a global scale. This role is integral to the creation and acquisition of campaign and publicity images for BBC Studios Distribution. Collaborating closely with in-house creative, marketing and brand teams, this post plays a key role in producing dynamic imagery used to promote premium content including BBC Earth, Doctor Who, Top Gear and many more, in order to drive viewing and showcase our amazing creations.
You will support and drive the creation of campaign assets from BBC Studios Creative to support marketing activity. You will bridge the gap between creative and photography, to assess the photo opportunities and devise creative strategies.
You will liaise with various stakeholders including Production, Creative & Marketing & Distribution to create and distribute market-leading visuals. You will maintain contact with relevant stakeholders, not only to ensure contractual obligations are met but in the interests of developing successful working relationships.
You will assist Production to ensure delivered photography is suitable for marketing and customer promotional needs, adhering to stakeholder requirements, as well as contractual delivery dates. You will ensure all images are captioned and credited and that they are of a technical and aesthetic standard, always complying with the BBC’s or broadcaster’s editorial guidelines.
In this role, you’ll be responsible for acquiring rights as appropriate and that copyright documents are in place. This will include acquiring images from other sources e.g. other broadcasters and BBC’s Photo Library, when necessary. You will look after image requests with attention to embargoes and rights management.
You will be responsible for the management and storage of images, documents and copy write information on the appropriate asset management systems. You will also be responsible for negotiating rates in line with budgets.
Are you the right candidate?
At BBC Studios, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do.
The successful candidate will have experience in photography shoot production, ideally in the creative or television industry. You will have an in-depth knowledge of photography techniques and artists, in addition to working knowledge of copyright laws in photography. You will have the ability to assess aesthetic and technical essentials of photography and edit material, as well as an understanding of the storage, manipulation and retrieval of digital imagery.
You will be imaginative and have the artistic ability to see picture opportunities for programme marketing and publicity use. You’ll have proven experience using photo software including AdobeSuite including Photoshop and Bridge, in addition to experience using Microsoft Suite especially in regards to Excel.
In this fast-paced role, you will have the ability to manage multiple projects, prioritise and be adept at delivering to deadline. You’ll have great organisational skills and knowledge of budget management. You’ll be proactive, have good communication skills and possess strong attention to detail.
You will be able to work independently as well as being a team player who is able to work in a collaborative manner and be confident at forming and maintaining partnerships across the business, working effectively with a variety of stakeholders. You will have a mind-set to challenge the status quo and have the ability to adapt to changes in the industry.
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.
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.
BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programmes are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes 2500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. BBC Studios has revenue of £1.4bn, and returns around £200m to the BBC Group annually, complementing the BBC’s licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.
Diversity matters at the BBC. 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.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals. And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.
To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please visit our website.