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Production Executive, BBC Sport

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

Job Introduction

This role is currently on hold due to the corona virus. 

From the FIFA World Cup to Winter Olympics, The FA Cup, 6 Nations and Wimbledon, BBC Sport is at the heart of the world’s major sporting events. Throw in our flagship shows such as Match of the Day, Sports Personality of the Year, and the success of the Rio Olympics, and we truly have a portfolio to shout about.

We are now seeking a Production Executive to join our Sport Senior Production Management team. 

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants. Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

Role Responsibility

The successful candidate will strategically manage a TV Sport slate from preparation for slate sign off through to delivery using specialist production management skills, knowledge and experience.  They will also be responsible, reporting into the Controller of Production, for a small portfolio of additional programming.

Reporting to the Heads of Production you'll work in partnership with editorial colleagues to deliver the outstanding, distinctive, multi-platform content that BBC Sport is renowned for, by providing the ways to realise editorial ambitions within operational and financial constraints.

The role will bring effective leadership to a team of production management staff across the TV Sport output and play a key role in maintaining a professional pan-BBC production management community.

Are you the right candidate?

We're looking for a talented, dynamic individual with considerable experience at senior Production Manager or Unit Manager level and you must have worked within a continuous news area and/or across a slate of programmes. You will have extensive knowledge of end-to-end production and be able to work at a strategic level with editorial colleagues for a variety of aspects including compliance with BBC policies and managing the operational performance of the production(s).

The ideal candidate will lead the production management team in order to manage and deliver output across the continuous output slate.  You will also be able to advise and influence senior colleagues in order to deliver the most cost effective way to produce content across your slate. 

You will also drive collaboration across BBC Sport to achieve departmental and divisional strategic objectives.

You will be an experienced Manager and enjoy developing the skills of your team.  You will be a confident communicator and able to liaise with a variety of colleagues within Sport and across BBC North.

The role is offered as continuing contract.

Package Description

Contract type: 2 x Continuing

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.

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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