Producer, BBC Studios NHU Digital

Job Introduction

BBC Studios Natural History Unit (NHU) is the leading producer of wildlife programming, creating award-winning content with a world class reputation. 

Our output ranges from ambitious landmarks (Green Planet, Dynasties, and the forthcoming Frozen Planet II) to children’s programming (Deadly Dinosaurs and Andy’s Adventures), as well as ground-breaking adventure, formatted, presenter lead, feature docs and event programming such as Endangered for Discovery, Prehistoric Planet for Apple TV+ and the BAFTA winning Springwatch for the BBC. 

We are looking for brilliant and creative digital-first Producers to join the Unit’s shortform and digital team to lead on the production of a raft of original short form content for a variety of social channels, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

You’ll have a proven track record in delivering successful and engaging social content with a real focus on telling stories about the natural world, and the people who are trying to protect it. You’ll know how to make social content that creates a splash and a genuine impact on audience behaviours, and will be a dab-hand at creating content that is premium, fast-paced and editorially sound.

Role Responsibility

This role will focus on the creation of digital-first content for social media channels, with a focus on capturing the tone and style of our publishing partners, BBC Earth. An understanding of fast turn-around production, and individual platform requirements is key.


Are you the right candidate?

You’ll be a self-starter who is able to develop, shoot and edit your own material whilst maintaining a ‘house style’ and working to a number of stakeholders. You’ll have experience in filming contributors and talent, and can demonstrate a clear interest in nature, conservation and the health of our planet. An ability to capture complex stories in a pacey and attention-grabbing way is a must.

As a producer you will be comfortable in all elements of digital video production, from basic scripting to shooting, editing and digital delivery, and will also have experience in managing a small team of researchers, editors and edit assistants to help deliver your vision.

The digital producer must be able to multi-task, with strong communication skills and an ability to liaise with stakeholders at all levels. You’ll be able to quickly adapt to changing shoot requirements and TV production schedules, with a flexible approach to working patterns.

Up to date knowledge of production hardware and post production software is a must, whilst a heightened interest in the wider natural history unit and our output is highly desirable.

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Fixed term, 6 mths
Location: Bristol

Working pattern: Hybrid

Start date: July 2022

Interviews will be held in early July either in person or via Zoom.

At BBC Studios we have different types of workplaces; from production sets and locations, to offices, to our own homes, and on-the-go. Under our Hybrid Working model, where you work will depend on your role. The majority of our staff work in an Agile way, balancing their time between home and a BBC Studios base, as best suits the work they do and their personal circumstances.

In addition, we are happy to discuss any formal flexible working needs. 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.

We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply please do contact us on with ref: BBC/TP/126/61465 in the subject.

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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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