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, have offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The business generates 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 have a rare and exciting opportunity available to join the Photography team as a Picture Production Executive on a full time, permanent contract. This role is integral to the creation and acquisition of campaign & publicity visuals for BBC Studios Distribution for a number of titles such as Pursuit of Love, The North Water and franchise's such as "Top Gear", "Doctor Who", "BBC Earth" and more. This role will work across priority titles and franchise brands, liaising with multiple teams to introduce creative solutions and produce award winning visual assets.
The Picture Production Executive will be responsible for supporting & driving the creation of outstanding visual assets from BBC Studios Creative to support marketing activity across BBC IP and non BBC IP content. You will have full involvement in shoot production and will manage image upload and storage on the DAM system.
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.
Within your role, you will liaise effectively between Production, Marketing and Creative on BBC Studios Distribution, Co-Producer and distribution stakeholder picture requirements to source marketing leading visual assets.
You will maintain contact with regional businesses and customers, not only to ensure contractual obligations are met but in the interests of developing successful working relationships and reflecting current imagery needs.
You will be responsible for continually assessing team processes & workflow across all areas in collaboration with the Head of Photography, looking at ways to improve them in support of world class imagery. Together you will feed into strategic oversight for the team with a keen understanding of the business and wider industry.
The Ideal 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.
Excellent communication skills is a must with a proven track record in managing stakeholders and upholding service level agreements. You will have significant experience in managing and tracking volume deliverables, including producing and maintaining accurate production schedules and monitoring delivery.
You will be an enthusiastic team player who is able to work in a collaborative manner even in a pressurised environment, making connections across teams. We are looking for an imaginative mind and artistic ability to see opportunities for visuals in programme marketing and publicity use.
Contract: Permanent - Full Time
Location: TVC, London W12
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- Flexible / agile working - opportunities across the business
- 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 Company
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
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