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Producer (Casualty)

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

Job Introduction

With over 350 hours of in-house output a year, BBC Scripted Production makes some of the most original, diverse and highly acclaimed television. These range from continuing drama such as River City, EastEnders, Holby City, Casualty, Pobol y Cwm and Doctors and Daytime Series & Serials such as Father Brown and Shakespeare & Hathaway

Role Responsibility

You’ll report to Loretta Preece, the Series Producer

What is expected of you?

You will be accountable for the delivery of productions on time and within the agreed editorial brief and production budget and to contribute to the continued development and implementation of the editorial vision for Casualty, whilst ensuring that the production is competitive with standards globally.

Casualty produces high quality, cost-effective drama within the framework of the BBC Editorial Guidelines & Values and our Corporate objectives and you will be required to continue and maintain this exceptional work and to also encourage, foster and develop creative talent and ability on behalf of BBC Studios.

Your duties will include

  • To oversee the development of scripts through to the shoot in conjunction with Script Editors and Writers, and to balance editorial/artistic aspirations against cost
  • To be responsible for a match between script, production schedule and budget in conjunction with the Production Accountant and others as appropriate
  • To ensure that scripts are finalised on time, in conjunction with the Director, Writer and Script Editor, so that dramatic standards of the required quality are achieved, within the legal, budgetary and timescale constraints
  • To ensure that on-screen content reflects the diversity of British Society, and that ethnic and other groups are portrayed appropriately, in line with BBC Producer Guidelines
  • To be involved in casting and appointments of Directors, First Ads and DOPs etc as appropriate
  • In conjunction with the Drama Safety Rep(s), to ensure that all staff have undertaken the interactive health & safety training module, prior to commencement of the production. NB see general section on health & safety
  • To be accountable for the maintenance of health & safety standards throughout the production process. To generate creative ideas for all aspects of the production. To monitor production values and artistic standards and to balance these aspirations with costs
  • To generate creative ideas for guest stories and for serial storylines
  • To keep abreast of all episodes of Casualty
  • To monitor production values and artistic standards throughout the shoot and to balance these aspirations with costs and delivery on time
  • To maintain high standards through the rough cut, fine cut and dub
  • To ensure that all clearances and negative checks are completed as required
  • To assess rushes, to identify and resolve problems in conjunction with the Director
  • To provide leadership, motivation and support to the whole team; to facilitate an effective working relationship between the team and the Director
  • To manage staff throughout the production. To ensure staff performance is accurately and objectively monitored, recorded and communicated to the appropriate line manager or employer. To provide feedback to individuals and to identify and resolve problems where necessary
  • To be aware of the full extent of the financial and purchasing authority of the post and to ensure that this authority is exercised in accordance with Network Television and BBC financial arrangements
  • To offer ideas/support to the Director, to attend when necessary, rehearsals, shooting and post-production
  • To stimulate press and media interest in the production, authorising journalists and photographers agreed access to filming in conjunction with BBC Press and PR departments
  • To be responsible for the delivery of the finished programme within all BBC editorial guidelines and to seek advice from editorial policy when appropriate
  • To ensure that production documentation and agreed delivery materials are completed and passed to appropriate areas as required by the BBC and co-producers within the agreed delivery schedule in conjunction with the Post Production Supervisor
  • To manage the immediate and longer term public response effectively, particularly where the production may result in controversy

Are you the right candidate?

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:-

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & EXPERINCE

  • You will need either drama producing experience or significant drama script editing experience
  • A passion for drama and a knowledge of Casualty is essential 
  • A wide ranging knowledge of television production processes, preferably gained within drama, and an understanding of the jobs of programme and resource personnel engaged to complete the production
  • Experience of reconciling artistic aspiration with financial constraint, of planning and revising production budgets and schedules and to deliver programmes on time and within budget
  • Knowledge of the skills/abilities of professionals within the industry
  • Knowledge of, and ability to generate creative ideas, storylines and solve script problems
  • Knowledge of the internal and external resources/facilities market, and the PACT/ EQUITY agreement sufficient to enable informed and cost-effective contractual decisions to be made
  • Knowledge of corporate conditions of service, equal opportunities and health & safety policies, Producer Guidelines, contracts, and relevant trade union agreements
  • Effective negotiating and management skills; and experience of leading and motivating teams
  • Proven ability to influence and resolve differences in professional opinions, particularly where conflict may exist. Resilience and stamina sufficient to sustain performance when under pressure from tight schedules
  • Drama production knowledge on large scale complex dramas involving stunts and effects, including working on green screen

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Evidence of interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to establish credibility with colleagues and to foster effective working relationships with a wide range of production and non-production personnel, internal and external to the BBC
  • Awareness of audience needs, and the ability to respond with original and viable production ideas. 3. The ability to construct effective production teams, taking into account relative strengths/weaknesses
  • Effective time-management and self-scheduling abilities
  • Ability to keep abreast of professional, technological and working practice changes

Package Description

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

Welsh language skills are not necessary  /  Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Contract Length - 12 Months FTC / Attachment

Grade – D

Location – Roath Lock Studios, Cardiff Bay

**Please note that this is a standard Studios Production contract and potentially can involve up to 55 hours per week **

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.  /   Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.

About the BBC

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.  We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise. 

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

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