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 six 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.
The Presentation/Media Planning team is a key part of the overall Programming department, responsible for ensuring our global television channels are transmitted accurately, complying with all necessary legislation and using our promotional inventory to ensure audiences remain engaged. The team works closely with the editorial team to ensure our channel schedules are effective at reaching our audiences and delivering our targets.
Reporting to the On-Air Planning Manager, you will be responsible for coordinating, managing and timing the relevant components of the presentation schedule, delivering fully transmittable TV schedules ensuring they are accurate for transmission. The remit of the role will also include the opportunity to support our newly launched fast channels.
BBC Studios has regional offices located around the world including London, Johannesburg, Amsterdam, Paris, and Warsaw.
As the Presentation & Media Planner, you will be responsible to coordinate, manage and time-up presentation schedules, ensuring to deliver fully transmittable TV schedules and transfer the programme schedules into the presentation schedules. Crucial to this role would be the ability to ensure programmes are accurately billed, versioned and logged.
You will also process check all Programme and Junction data required for the final Transmission Schedule as required. Working closely with Programme Managers and Media Planning to keep up to date with the promotional and navigational priorities for the channel and certifying schedules are optimised for promotional and commercial minutage, whilst accurately delivering promo media plans and maximizing the efficiency of airtime and promo effectiveness.
Pivotal to the success of this role will be the ability to manage promo and navigation make-lists, ensuring they are up to date, in addition to this, you will play a key part in managing re-bill and scheduling changes. You will be ensuring the required exports and imports are conducted and reach all relevant parties. This role will also require occasional out of hours cover.
The Ideal Candidate
At BBC Studios, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do.
You'll need excellent data management, attention to detail, and strong organisation skills which are essential for this role. You will have also have a passionate commitment to BBC Studio’s Values and Vision.
In addition to good communication and presentation skills, your editorial interest, problem-solving skills would be beneficial to your success within the role. You’ll also need a collaborative work ethic, confidence to work on your own initiative, proficient time management skills, and a proactive approach to information gathering.
Proficient knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Office Suite is needed and an understanding of Zeus would be desirable.
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract
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 40-hour working week for work-life balance, and 26 days holiday, pension, and private medical care.
About the Company
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.
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