Producer (self-shooting), BBC England: Leeds

Job Introduction

Are you a strong self-shooting factual, documentary or current affairs film-maker who wants the opportunity to make half hour films on a range of subjects that matter to the audience – for BBC One and iplayer?

Or maybe you are a brilliant self-shooting AP with an eye for a story and a flair for character driven narrative and long form film making - looking to step up a level?

BBC England, one of the four BBC Nations, is re-inventing its TV offer for the audience. As part of that creative refresh, we are launching a brand-new current affairs series on BBC One in January 2022 and we are recruiting a dynamic, creative and diverse team to help us.

The ambition is for a series with high production values, popular appeal, warmth, accessibility and investigative journalism - with a clear, contemporary visual style.

We are seeking individuals with the skills to help us deliver great content, maximise the impact of that content, and a commitment to understanding and reflecting the stories and experiences of our diverse audience in England.

Role Responsibility

You will have responsibility for the creation of a number of 30min films a year.

You will have control over every aspect of production, creating an environment where the talents of those on and off-screen can flourish. 

We expect our producers to lead, motivate and support the team, ensuring that the editorial vision is communicated and understood, developing and managing positive working relationships.

You will be accountable for the compliance and delivery of content, acting within BBC Editorial, Legal and Health & Safety guidelines and, where relevant, liaising with our Rights teams to ensure copyright and contracts adhere to BBC regulations.

You will need sound journalistic skills and instincts, a creative vision/ambition, and experience of influencing, negotiating, and communicating effectively with a wide range of people including talent.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for creative and skilled self-shooting film-makers with a strong track record in factual, factual formats, documentary or current affairs, capable of producing distinctive content . We need autonomous, creative self-starters who can develop and drive a half hour film from conception to delivery,  on time and on budget.

 Ideally you should be experienced at every level of production and have specialist production knowledge with the proven ability to shoot (to broadcast standard) and ideally some edit/sync pull experience using a range of tools/kit.

You should have the initiative, tenacity and ability to see how your work fits in with the wider needs of the team whilst bringing out creative ideas in others and have the proven ability to lead, inspire and motivate all members of the team through various stages of the production process.

We have a commitment to making a better culture at the BBC and will be looking for individuals to demonstrate how they identify with the BBC employee commitments and values.

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: FTC/Attachment March 2022
Location: Leeds

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.​

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, 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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