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Product Manager - iPlayer

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

Job Introduction

Here at the BBC iPlayer we believe we can transform the way TV is consumed online and create new digital experiences that weren’t possible in a traditional broadcast environment.


Our team’s mission is to be the future of BBC television, and we have set ambitious goals to double reach and quadruple viewing over the next few years to ensure that the BBC continues to be relevant for generations to come. 


This is where you come in. We need a Product Manager to join the BBC iPlayer team working on Personalised Discovery. Personalised Discovery is one of the key strategic priorities for BBC iPlayer and we are focussed on presenting users with the right programmes at the right time. It is an exciting time to join the team as you will be able to make a real difference for the audience and influence BBC iPlayer’s approach for the future, and you can expect to be working with segmentation, metadata, and recommendations algorithms.

Role Responsibility

As Product Manager you will have defined areas of responsibility within Personalised Discovery, which are likely to include a mixture of existing features and new opportunity areas. You will be responsible for defining, delivering and maintaining solutions/ideas/features that meet your OKRs and positively impact the product KPIs.


You will also be working alongside and collaborating closely with colleagues with specialisms in, UX&D, data science, user research, analytics, engineering and project management, as well as other Product Managers within the Personalised Discovery space and beyond.

Are you the right candidate?

You should be able to demonstrate experience in insight driven product development using analytics, experimentation (using A|B and MVT testing), audience feedback and user testing to deliver successful experiences in collaboration with others as well as having:

  • Previous digital/online product management experience
  • Previous experience working in a cross-discipline AGILE team
  • Experience working with analytics
  • Experience of working with large data sets
  • Interest in TV/Good knowledge of BBC TV output


If this sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you! 

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London

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 BBC

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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