BBC Audio Drama London is part of the wider Audio Drama UK community but comes under the leadership of Head of Arts, Drama and Documentaries BBC Audio. London Audio Drama comprises two Units: one that produces a wide range of drama output across the networks (primarily for Radio 4, Radio 3), World Service and BBC Sounds; and one that focuses on output for BBC Audio’s book strands (including Open Book, Book of the Week etc). The combined portfolio includes classic and contemporary works, and much newly-commissioned writing. The Unit is currently based on 6th Floor of Old Broadcasting House, London. But Audio Drama’s production management team work closely not just on the London site but with the relevant teams in the Birmingham and Salford too.
Through internal promotion we have a fixed term opening in the department, and are now looking for someone who would like to join a small, busy but friendly production management team and who’d enjoy the opportunity to work alongside those who support the full range of Audio Drama strands. Based in London, Drama’s PMA works at the heart of the two Units (London Drama and London Books) while providing some administrative support across the wider department too. For that reason, you’ll be someone with well-developed interpersonal skills who can build strong networks both inside and outside the department.
The Ideal Candidate
Reporting to the Production Executive, you’ll need to respond quickly to the administrative needs of the Direction Team and Producers. You’ll be an organized person with the ability to work quickly and accurately. You’ll have clear written and oral communication skills, good numeracy, and an informed interest in Audio Drama output and the worlds that feed into it. Some previous experience working with contributors will be helpful. While you’ll have your own responsibilities to oversee (e.g. providing support to admin around the Radio Drama Company and departmental record-keeping), you’ll have opportunities to learn and develop knowledge of production routines through helping Production Co-ordinators in their work.
Contract type: 12 month attachment/fixed term contract
Location: Broadcasting House, London
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.
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