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Production Coordinator - Newsnight

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

Job Introduction

BBC Newsnight is looking for an experienced Production Coordinator to join its existing team at its central London base. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a team of Coordinators on one of the BBC’s most high profile and valued programmes. Newsnight is a journalistic powerhouse for the kind of original investigative journalism which distinguishes the BBC from all its competitors.

Role Responsibility

The role will involve working closely with journalists and the production management team to deliver live, daily output. The PC will be expected to build and maintain a wide range of internal contacts from across the BBC with colleagues in Health and Safety, High Risk, Insurance and Rights & Business Affairs. 

Are you the right candidate?

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience as a television production coordinator and be confident working in a fast-paced environment.  Experience of setting up domestic and international shoots, managing and reconciling film budgets, scheduling staffing, booking resources, negotiating rates and a good knowledge of new technologies and post production workflows is essential.  Current affairs or fast turnaround experience would be an advantage but we are also interested in individuals who have experience of working on a range of television output. 

Please note that this role may involve shift working.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 4 month attachment / fixed term contract
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.

Only internal staff are eligible to apply for the role on an attachment basis. You need to be on a continuing (permanent) contract.  You need to have worked for the BBC for more than one year and not have been on an attachment in the last 12 months. You will also need permission from your line manager.  You can find out more on our attachments page. 

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

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic 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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