Production Coordinator - BBC News, Arabic

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Job Introduction

BBC Arabic provides news, current affairs and programmes on Radio, TV and Online to Arabic speaking audiences in the Middle East and across the world, 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The output is modern in style and outlook and adheres to BBC values of accuracy and impartiality. It has broad appeal, free from commercial, political and religious affiliations or pressures.

BBC Arabic reaches a weekly audience of approximately 44 million across platforms and provides one quarter of output across the entire World Service. An innovative and forward thinking department which not only caters for MENA region but also has solid partnerships across the BBC and external organisations.

Role Responsibility

As a Production Coordinator you will be responsible for providing logistical coordination to the Production team across a variety of productions and a portfolio of content.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Contributing to the scheduling and budgeting of the production/content
  • Ensuring compliance with BBC policies, guidelines, legislative and regulatory requirements, in order to minimize the BBC’s exposure to risk
  • Ensuring the production/content delivers demonstrable value for money through effective and efficient coordination of people and resources.
  • Responsible for preparing (or contributing to the preparation of), managing, setting and monitoring of production budgets (or elements of), and for forecasting and reporting, where required.  May also assess the financial viability of content ideas that may arise during productions.
  • Providing administrative support to the production teams, as and when required, depending on team structures.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Good Knowledge of Excel
  • Essential English and Arabic language spoken and written.
  • Demonstrable experience of carrying out a logistical coordinating role within a production team.
  • Knowledge of delivering a range of/elements of productions on time and on budget and coordinating deliverables for productions, where necessary having worked on location, with crews and production teams with a strong knowledge of how productions are managed.
  • Good working knowledge of end-to-end multi-platform production with an understanding of the technology used on productions.
  • Demonstrates strong organisational and planning skills and manages conflicting demands to meet deadlines.
  • Necessary business and finance skills to prepare, manage, set and/or monitor specific production resource plans and budgets and buying/booking resources. 

Package Description

Contract: Fixed term contract/attachment until 16/09/2022. Local terms and conditions apply.

Role based in Beirut

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Lebanon. 

About the Company

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