A leading producer of factual content, the Documentary Unit and the Science Unit Glasgow have a reputation for creating exceptional, critically acclaimed programmes. Our output includes Lucy Worsley’s Royal Fibs, Natural and Sacred Wonders, Imagine, This Farming Life, The One Show, The Truth about Keeping Fit, The Truth about Improving Your Mental Health, Feast to save the Planet and much more.
We would love to hear from experienced Production Coordinators who are passionate about TV and interested in working on our content, to work across a raft of exciting new productions. You must be available over the next few months.
We are also interested to hear from Senior Production Management Assistants who are ready to make the step up to Production Coordinator.
The successful candidates will form a pool of people that we give priority to when opportunities come up. Appointment to the pool will not entitle candidates to permanent contracts in the BBC, those will have to be applied for in the normal way, and neither does it guarantee work.
You will report to the Production Manager, and in partnership with the editorial team, help to deliver outstanding, distinctive, multi-platform content.
The Production Coordinator will help provide logistical and coordinator support to their production teams, potentially working across a number of programmes, at any one time, ensuring delivery on schedule within budget and within operational and financial constraints.
You will also contribute to, and help to implement, practical actions to reduce environmental impact throughout production.
Supporting the Production Manager, you’ll be clearing copyright quickly, sourcing resources and locations, problem solving, retrieving quotes from suppliers, and negotiating deals. You’ll be working to tight deadlines, sometimes under pressure, while always producing work to a high standard.
The Ideal Candidate
- A genuine interest in The Documentary Unit and BBC Studios Factual Glasgow’s output.
- Demonstrable Production Coordinator experience within a production team with TV broadcast credits
- You’ll have multiple credits as a Production Coordinator across factual productions.
- We are also open to hearing from experienced Senior Production Management Assistants, must have experience working with TV crews and production teams with a strong knowledge of how productions are managed
- Experience of setting up complex international shoots would be advantageous (will be essential on some of our productions)
- Experience in delivering to multiple platforms
- Knowledge of co-ordinating and delivering a range of/elements of productions on time and on budget to a variety of broadcasters
- Confident at negotiating rates with external suppliers and raising contracts
- Copyright and archive experience.
- Confident managing budgets and cost reporting
Contract type: Various - FTC/ Freelance/Attachment
Successful candidates will be invited in for a chat with Production and Talent Management.
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Due to the Covid19 outbreak and restrictions around social distancing this role would entail working from home until the office re-opens. Please do not apply if you are unable to work in Glasgow once the restrictions are lifted
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 (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/
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