Production Executive - Factual Entertainment & Events

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Job Introduction

BBC Studios is the most awarded Production Company and the biggest independent producer in the UK. The Factual Entertainment and Events team produce a wide breadth of content including; Top Gear, Dragon’s Den, Celebrity Painting Challenge, Junior Doctors, D Day Celebrations, Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby, the prestigious Royal Ceremonial Event coverage and much more.

We are looking for a Production Executive to join the business on a 1 year Fixed Term Contract to provide strategic production management for a portfolio of content from idea to distribution. They will lead and develop a team of production managers, driving change and continuous improvement, and taking on responsibilities for output from the Factual Entertainment and Events team in London.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Head of Production, the selected candidates will be tasked with leading, developing and motivating teams across a range of output for the genre. They will have considerable knowledge of the industry, our competitors and demonstrate a real passion for the role. Experience of leading and driving significant change in a complex environment is a key need for the role as is experience implementing strategy and contributing to its development. The selected candidates will have significant knowledge of end-to-end multi-platform production to ensure the most efficient production of content. Thorough knowledge of commissioning and local green light procedures in order to drive the processes, ensuring resources and editorial aspirations are aligned are strongly desired as experience managing co-productions and/or complex rights and funding models.

Please bear in mind that we will only consider candidates with at least 5 years’ experience at senior production management level in the Factual Entertainment and/or Events realm working across a diverse slate of productions from high volume, fast turnaround, to smaller one off series.

Please refer to the full job description for this role

The Ideal Candidate

A minimum of 5 years senior production role experience in the factual entertainment realm.

Previous experience negotiating budgets and contracts with broadcaster programme finance and business affairs departments.

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 of assisting in the provision and management of centralised resources.

Extensive experience of leading and inspiring production teams in a multi-platform 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
Location: London TVC

Working pattern: Office based 2-3 days 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/1717110/56150 in the subject. We advertise all our roles on Evenbreak, the specialist job board for disabled candidates

  • Flexible / agile working -  opportunities across the business. We’re happy to discuss a formal flexible working pattern. 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 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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