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Producer, Lambing Live 2014

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

Job Introduction

LAMBING LIVE is returning to BBC TWO with a brand new series in Spring 2014. Presented by Kate Humble and Adam Henson, the series will combine live and documentary content, transmitting from an OB based at Scottish farm during lambing season. Kate’s continuing her journey learning how to be a shepherdess, while Countryfile’s Adam Henson is heading off to find out more about how sheep have made Britain great.

We are looking for a Producer/Director to work across a number of our key insert films. This is a great opportunity to work on the return of a much loved series, mixing live with observational documentary and beautifully crafted films, plus the life and death drama of the lambing season itself.

Role Responsibility

The role would be to deliver around five films made with Adam Henson, farmer and Countryfile presenter. These could range from a trip to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland to discover meet some sea shepherds, to a look at how the clearances changed Scottish farming forever. The idea is for these films to be informal and engaging whilst delivering plenty of content.  Though the films should capture Adam’s natural presenting style, they should also be visually captivating, reflecting the diverse beauty of the British countryside. There would also be an opportunity for the right candidate to transfer onto an “on farm” film making role for the live shows.  This role would involve making fast turnaround films and floats covering the day’s events.  These will change daily, reacting to events as they unfold and enriching the live coverage.

Are you the right candidate?

To be successful in this role, you will need to have proven ability to direct visually captivating films and a talent for getting the best out of a presenter.  You will also need a strong track record of making finely crafted films of around 5-8 minutes in duration.  Solid editorial judgement and excellent script writing ability and considerable experience of working as the lead member of a production team on location is key to this role as well as excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team.  You will also need strong planning, organizing and time management skills as well as the ability to work under pressure of tight deadlines and changing priorities.

In addition you will ideally have excellent self shooting skills and experience of filming outdoors, with animals, in a remote rural location and all weathers.  You will need experience of working with children and the flexiblility to be able to work around the UK as required.

Package Description

Grade 9D

Attachment/fixed term contract t.b.c (depending on start date)

Base London (travel around the UK required)

A CRB Check will be required for this role.


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