Producer, Speech & Podcasts, Radio 1 & 1Xtra
BBC Radio 1 aims to entertain and engage a broad range of young listeners with a distinctive mix of contemporary music and speech; BBC Radio 1Xtra plays the best in contemporary black music, with a strong emphasis on live music and supporting new UK artists. Working closely together, the stations look to connect the BBC with the next generation of young audiences and be the leading voice in young, UK culture.
We are looking for a Producer to work with our documentary and podcast team to produce award winning speech content. You will be joining a team which has produced a number of highly acclaimed podcasts, including Unexpected Fluids, No Country for Young Women and Live Lounge Uncovered.
The Producer is editorially responsibility for the planning and production of content on multiple platforms, in accordance with BBC and external legislation and guidelines. They are required to make sound editorial decisions and offer advice, support and guidance to production teams. They should know when to refer up. The successful candidate must be able to contribute and pitch ideas for programmes, packages, contributors, online content, events and interactivity. As well as being able to identify contributors they need to be able to assess their suitability to support and illustrate programme ideas, as well as securing their participation in the recording.
As part of the Radio Commissioning Frame work the Producer must be able to interpret and implement creative briefs from senior staff or commissioners, and work within the resources allocated. They need to develop new content and ways of encouraging existing and potential audiences to engage with that content, and ensure all content accurately reflects the diversity of our society in line with diversity and portrayal guidelines.
The successful candidate may also be responsible for producing music or speech content both for live and pre-recorded programmes and events across Radio 1 and 1Xtra. Producers are responsible for live broadcasts, events and outside broadcasts, collaborating with others to share ideas and knowledge, operate broadcast equipment, portable recording equipment, self-operating studio equipment and digital editing and interactive systems and therefore ensure the sound quality broadcast is of a high standard.
Are you the right candidate?
You should have a deep and informed knowledge of podcasts aimed at younger audiences, and excellent knowledge of the production techniques and processes required to make them. The successful candidate will be expected to have an understanding, passion and knowledge of a wide range of the music genres featured on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, and an instinctive understanding and appreciation of modern youth culture and cultural trends. Additionally, experience of producing live speech and/or music radio is essential, in particular debate-style formats where a balancing of viewpoints is required. You’ll also need excellent organisational and planning skills and be able to schedule and prioritise people and activities to meet operational deadlines.
Contract type: 8 month attachment/FTC
Location: London W1
Interviews will be held on 28th & 29th March 2019
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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
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