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Producer/Directors, NHU animation-based landmark

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

Job Introduction

The BBC Natural History Unit is embarking on a spectacular super landmark following on from the recent success of Planet Earth 2 and Blue Planet 2.  We are looking for 4 or 5 experienced and enthusiastic producer/directors  to work on this major ground-breaking project.

These roles are subject to greenlight.

Role Responsibility

Each producer/director will be responsible for one episode. They will need to be highly creative and organized with excellent storytelling skills, visual flair, and the ability to take an innovative, ambitious and imaginative approach to delivering outstanding content. They will have a clear and committed understanding of the constraints of budget and be a very good team player.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Clear evidence of ambitious natural history filmmaking and the skills, experience and talent to deliver this ambition.
  • A strong interest in animation (experience in CGI/high- end VFX will be an advantage).
  • Experience of producing visually stunning behaviour-led landmark natural history for a mainstream audience.
  • Evidence of strong directorial skills and ability to identifying key story lines.
  • Evidence of  visual flair and a good storytelling technique.
  • Ability to work well in teams, sharing information and knowledge and working closely with the researcher in their team.
  • Experience of working closely with an editor on 60 minute programmes.
  • The ability to react appropriately to client strategy/direction and to deliver to the changing requirements/brief of commissioners.
  • A track record in the successful management of budgets.
  • An interest in and experience of new camera technologies as well as post production techniques.
  • Able to manage complex and remote shoots and being responsible for safety on location. Understands the duty of care in regard to individuals’ wellbeing and in particular with regard to Health & Safety issues.
  • Track record of confident and sound editorial judgements with respect to subject matter, contributors, content, presentation, legal and editorial policy, coupled with appropriate referral to EP's/SP's.
  • Knowledge of editorial guidelines and awareness of BBC and statutory policies and regulations relevant to programme making, familiarity with the BBC employment practices and policies such as diversity, equal opportunities, and health and safety guidelines.

About the BBC

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The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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