Production Executive (Comedy)

Job Introduction

BBC  Studios Comedy are the producers of TV shows such as Good Omens for Amazon Prime, Ladhood, Two Doors Down, This Country, Famalam, Trying for Apple TV+, Mrs Brown’s Boys and Inside No 9.  We are looking for an experienced production management individual with excellent industry contacts and networks in Scotland to be considered for this 12-month contract/attachment as a Production Executive.  The substantive base is Pacific Quay in Glasgow, working closely on a daily basis with the Executive Producer leading the department in Scotland.  The role reports into the Head Of Production for Comedy and has line management responsibilities for a staff team of three.  You do not necessarily have to have worked in Comedy previously but managing scripted content is preferred and love of TV comedy is essential. 

Role Responsibility

The Production Executive is responsible for providing strategic production management for a portfolio of content from idea to distribution.  They will lead and develop a team of production management staff, driving change and continuous improvement.

Some of the key skills required include:

  • Considerable knowledge of the local Scottish industry, global commissioning opportunities and a passion for Comedy.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading a production management team and successful collaboration with Editorial colleagues.
  • Experience of leading in a changing environment whilst developing a team who can work across a range of productions from low budget to high-end Svod Commissions
  • Significant knowledge of TV production with a level of technical understanding to ensure the most efficient production of content in a studio and single camera location set up
  • Thorough knowledge of commissioning and green light procedures in order to drive the processes, ensuring resources and editorial aspirations are aligned.
  • Experience of managing co-productions and/or complex rights and funding models

The Ideal Candidate

  • Must have substantive experience working in a Senior production role.
  • Previous experience negotiating budgets and contracts with broadcaster programme finance, business affairs departments and agents.
  • Demonstrable experience in the management of productions from start to final delivery, including the day to day management of production staff, undertaking responsibility for their recruitment, appraisal and training.
  • Ability to manage the expectations of creatives whilst delivering to the highest possible standard within the parameters set by the budget and schedule and suggesting practical and affordable solutions when these are challenged.
  • Proven experience in assisting in the provision and management of centralised resources.
  • Extensive experience of leading and inspiring production teams in a competitive television environment and an ability to demonstrate strong managerial skills and positive behaviours.
  • Effective planning and organising skills with the ability to concentrate on several areas of work at one time, prioritising, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting positively to changes and conflicting priorities

Package Description

Band: E
Contract type: 12 months FTC/ Attachment
Location: Glasgow

*Please note that this is a standard Studios Production contract and potentially can involve up to 55 hours per week*

We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply please do contact us on with ref: BBC/TP/613137/56268 in the subject.

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

About the Company

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.

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