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Producer - Saturday Mash Up (BBC Children's)

Job Introduction

Mighty mayhem, slippery slime and fun and games – it must be Saturday Mash Up!  We are proud to say that the next series of this amazing brand is coming to Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

We are looking for a Producer to help the Series Producers and the team continue to make this brilliant and fun content for our diverse audience.

The BBC is the leading Children's broadcaster in the UK. We are proud of the award winning content we make across all platforms – television, online, radio, apps, YouTube, social media and more.  BBC Children's is committed to offering the best cross-platform and on-demand service for all UK children, providing a trusted environment which is enriching, enabling and relevant to the under 12's. Their aim is to entertain, inform and empower children.

Please note that the working week for this role runs from Tuesday to Saturday, you must be able to fulfil this as part of your contract.

Role Responsibility

We are looking to recruit a Producer who has proven experience in delivering fantastic, entertaining, studio comedy content and is able to oversee the production process from ideas development to delivery.

Working closely with the Series Producers to innovate the programme into surprising new directions

Running regular content brainstorms to ensure we deliver high quality, fun and ambitious ideas in each programme.

Leading by example by being full of amazing content ideas suitable for our diverse CBBC audience.

Writing elements of the programme script each week, including comedy sequences. 

Script Editing the AP and Researchers work to ensure a consistent tone and quality in each script.

Producing the presenter’s performances on the studio floor and ensuring the rest of the Production Team are working effectively in this environment.

Managing AP’s and Researchers.

To work in conjunction with the Series Producers, research team, production management team, crew and contributors to deliver programmes of the highest quality and demonstrate meticulous planning and organisational skills.   

The successful post holder(s) must use time and resources efficiently in order to achieve maximum productivity within deadlines and budgets, take a thorough and methodical approach to work, whilst being able to respond flexibly to changes. 

They must also possess the capability to work on several projects simultaneously

Overseeing and approving VT inserts for the show.

The Ideal Candidate

Experience working as a Producer in a busy, live studio environment.

Experience and confidence in developing children’s entertainment content ideas, as well as scripting and script editing.

Experience managing teams.

Excellent planning and organisational skills, particularly when faced with tight deadlines.

You should have experience of working with on-screen Talent and Presenters.

Knowledge and understanding of the CBBC audience and Mash-Up brand

Excellent knowledge of the output of BBC Children's brands on all platforms and an awareness of children’s content from other broadcasters. 

Should have knowledge of and interest in contemporary culture, comedy and entertainment particularly affecting children. Should also have an up-to-date understanding of CBBC’s diverse audiences and their needs and expectations and use this to help shape creative and engaging output, whilst considering the constraints governing suitability of content.

Excellent scripting, structuring and story-telling skills and strong editorial judgement.

With a strong sense of humour, write entertaining and original scripts for items.

Be aware of legal and rights issues relating to content, as well as specific areas such as data protection.

You will only be asked to submit a CV by way of application for this vacancy, and this CV will be the sole basis on which we initially review your application. We would therefore encourage you to approach your CV as an application, and to tailor it to highlight the skills and experience which we’ve talked about in this advert. We’d love to know not only about your most relevant experience and responsibilities in previous roles, but also any achievements, transferable skills, or areas of personal or professional interest that highlight why you’d be a great candidate for this role.

Package Description

Role: Producer, Saturday Mash Up

Band: D

Contract type: Fixed Term or Attachment

Location: Pacific Quay, Glasgow

Dates: 22nd November - 31st March 2022 (tbc)

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 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.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

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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.

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

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