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Production Coordinator Talent Pool, Radio Comedy

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

Job Introduction

As the BBC's only commercial radio team we produce many hours of radio comedy and entertainment output per year, mainly for BBC Radio 4 but also BBC Sounds and increasingly commercial commissioners. 

We produce long-running and much loved titles such as 'The News Quiz', 'The Now Show' and 'Just a Minute' alongside newer shows like 'Tez Talks', 'Sindhustan', 'Sarah Kendalls' Australian Trilogy',  'Alexei Sayle’s Imaginary Sandwich Bar' and 'Daliso Chaponda's Citizen of Nowhere'.

We make all types of comedy and entertainment from satire (Dead Ringers) to sit com (Phil Ellis is Trying, Life on Egg, Ed Reardon's Week) to factual entertainment/comedy (Simon Evans Goes to Market, Museum of Curiosity) and stand up shows including the prestigious BBC Introducing...Radio 4 New Comedy Awards.

Podcast-wise we also produce EastEnders: The Podcast Eurovision Calling, Susan Calman's Mrs Brightside and Jacob Hawley: On Drugs with various others under commission and in development for Sounds and beyond.

Please note:

These are not entry level roles. 

These roles are London-based.

There will be a choice of set interview dates. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that we can accommodate individual availability.

Role Responsibility

Job Purpose

To act as the focal point of contact between production team members/crew and the production office, and co-ordinate various production functions. This will include providing support to the Unit Manager & Producer in securing and managing the arrangements for all the resources needed for the production.

The Co-ordinator will have an understanding of and commitment to the aims of Production; will be receptive to the needs of the full range of programmes, new technologies and new ways of working.

Reports to
The Producer & Unit Manager, and will be line managed by the Unit Manager on a day-to-day basis. 

The Production Co-ordinator will work on their own initiative, as part of a small production team.


Main Responsibilities

1. To support the Producers with booking all technical facilities and equipment, venues for live audience recordings, sourcing freelance crew, getting quotes from suppliers, negotiating deals as and when appropriate, contacting Talent agents and monitoring Production spend.

2. Act as the main point of contact for the receipt and communication of information to and from the production team, and all other internal / external departments and contributors, including making all arrangements and briefing them concerning the Producer’s intentions. This may also include assisting the Producer in the finding and securing of contributors via agents before contracting and raising any contract and expenses payments.

3. To co-ordinate all necessary clearances e.g. music, performance and literary copyright for the programme, and ensure that written records of any agreements are maintained using Proteus and BPC where appropriate.

4. To assist in the studio and on location during rehearsals and recordings, and, where required undertake limited operational duties under supervision, including self-editing and making location recordings.

5. To undertake all administrative work on programmes scheduled for repeat or re-version. This may be undertaken in the absence of a Producer and may involve arranging playbacks to check quality and content, and arranging for editing/self editing.

6. To locate and book accommodation, travel and transport for artists, contributors & crew were necessary.

7. Casting and talent availability checks, liaising with agents.

7. To collate all information required to produce call sheets, schedules & risk assessments and undertake all programme administration routines, collating and circulating PasBs (Programmes as Broadcast using Proteus), music reporting, risk assessment paperwork, post production, script management and supervision, transcripts, CD copies etc.

8. To ensure that all necessary information is appropriately documented for easy reference in production folders.

9. To have an awareness and understanding of the financial constraints of the programme budget, when finding resources and negotiating deals and to undertake all financial administrative duties including recording and monitoring programme costs, generating final cost statements using Excel and BBC systems such as SAP, BPC, Quick Order+ and the freelance contracting portal and others.

10. To score quiz and panel shows on stage, where required.

11. To comply with the BBC's policies on equal opportunities and diversity and to apply the principles of the policies when carrying out the role.

12. To comply with all relevant BBC Safety Rules, procedures and guidelines. To be fully aware of the Health and Safety responsibilities of this job role as stated in Vision Production’s Health and Safety Policy.

Are you the right candidate?

We want to hear from candidates who have;

Previous  experience working as a Production Co-ordinator, Broadcast Assistant or similar.

Knowledge & experience of production management across more than one type of output and multiplatform delivery

Experience of setting up complex recordings.

Experience of creating, forecasting and monitoring production budgets using SAP or BPC and Excel.

Experience of completing full range of production paperwork using Proteus/Silvermouse and excellent administrative skills.

Experience of obtaining and clearing archive material and music copyright, ideally for projects with BBC worldwide investment.

Evidence of a clear understanding of all stages in the production process.

Awareness of the BBC’s health and safety and employment procedures including knowledge of BBC accident, incident, broadcasting emergency and evacuation procedures, Editorial Policy, Fair Trading, Branding, Child Protection, Data protection and HR

Happy to work across audio projects, juggling a number of different shows at once at different BBC bases in studio and on location recordings around the UK on weekends and evenings.  

An interest in comedy and entertainment and podcast entertainment.

Package Description

Contract type: Various Freelance - Full & Part Time
Location: Television Centre, London

This is not a live job - we are advertising for applicants to join our talent pool, and successful applicants will not necessarily end up working for BBC Studios. 


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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