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Production Coordinator (Unit), InHouse Drama - BBC Children's

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

Job Introduction

BBC Children’s In House Drama produce a wide range of drama and comedy including The Dumping Ground, 4 O’Clock Club, Hetty Feather and The Worst Witch.  This role is part of a small team based in Bridge House, acting as a point of contact for the productions on location and then seeing them through post production and delivery.   Please note that this role is office based (with office hours) – with occasional requirements to go out on location visits.

We are looking for a Production Coordinator to join the team for a 12 month contract from 23rd March 2020 to 10th April 2021 to cover a career break.

Role Responsibility

  • Working with Drama Unit Manager to set up productions from the point of commission
  • Liaising with production teams during prep and shoot period
  • Liaising with Talent teams to track mandatory training for Drama crew
  • Acting as a point of contact between the drama productions on location and other BBC departments (Talent, IT, Business Affairs etc)
  • Liaising with Co-Production partners as required
  • Providing PC support during post production and delivery, including arranging ADR
  • Completing post production paperwork on Silvermouse
  • Monitoring costs during prep and post production period
  • Providing general PC and admin support to the Drama Unit Manager.

Are you the right candidate?

  • You'll have knowledge and experience of the post-production process (ideally having used BBC systems and Silvermouse before). 
  • The ability to prioritise your workload effectively is key as you'll be working across multiple productions simultaneously. 
  • Strong attention to detail is essential in all aspects of the role, and any experience of creating and raising contracts is desirable. 
  • You'll ideally have knowledge of, and a passion for, Children's drama and scripted content. 
  • Experience of child licensing is also desirable. 

Please note that the application process will only ask you to upload a CV. Please therefore ensure that your CV highlights as far as possible the above skills and experience.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 12 month FTC/Attachment from 23rd March 2020 to 10th April 2021 to cover a career break.
Location: MediaCityUK, Salford

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.

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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