Production Management Assistant - Brands

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Job Introduction

BBC Studios is a global creative powerhouse for the development, production and distribution of bold, British content. We produce over 2,500 hours of content per year, have offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The business generates revenue of £1.4bn, returning around £200m profit to BBC Public Service each year. In the UK, BBC Studios enables audiences to enjoy their favourite BBC programmes and brands outside the licence fee-funded window on alternative platforms, through a range of partnerships, and in multiple formats, from products and magazines to events and experiences.

The EMEA Creative team has an exciting opportunity for a Production Coordinator to support our WE and South Africa channels. We are continuously launching channels and producing 360 broadcast, social and digital campaigns for these territories. Our channels include BBC First, BBC Earth, CBeebies, BBC Lifestyle and BBC Brit.

This role is integral to the EMEA Creative team and will provide technical and administrative support to the Production Co-ordinators, deliver transmission material and assist with the operational running of the team.

Role Responsibility

In this role, you will provide technical and administrative support to the Creative Team, including media management, whilst also assisting the Production Coordinator and Creatives in the delivery of all projects.

You will act as the main point of contact for all external and internal stakeholders. You will act as the linchpin between Compliance, Creative, Marketing, Post Production, and localisation vendors ensuring all necessary approvals are completed. You will liaise with Creatives, working with the Coordinators and senior production staff.

You will assist in the processes of fully and accurately capturing and managing metadata in line with BBC guidelines and policies. You’ll be responsible for collating accurate information required for ensuring all deliverables are available in a timely manner to fulfill the commission and that post-production documentation is complete and accurate.

You will proactively look for ways of improving efficiencies within a production environment. You will have the opportunity to assist if there are shoots and provide cover for Production Coordinators when required.

You will be required to attend all voiceover sessions. You’ll produce TX logs for edits and audio sessions and accurately enter transmission details into the scheduling database. In addition to this, you will create and manage files and maintain the organisation of the shared drive and ensure that all material received is filed correctly.

Additionally, your contribution to ad hoc projects will be required, along with maintenance of the media library and archiving system. You will also assist with the compilation of entries for national and international award ceremonies.

You will contribute and help to implement, practical actions to reduce environmental impact throughout production.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have a background in media and demonstrate an interest in the BBC and the wider broadcasting industry. You will demonstrate a passion for production and media. You will have experience in using post-production software, equipment, and understanding procedures for basic self-shooting and editing. Knowledge and experience in using Adobe Premier is essential.

Familiarity with a broadcast environment and knowledge of a variety of media formats would be beneficial, along with a knowledge of reformatting digital files into different specs. You will possess the ability to use systems and adopt new technologies.

You’ll be confident at forming and maintaining partnerships across the business, working effectively with a variety of stakeholders. You’ll demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have strong attention to detail. In this fast-paced environment, you’ll be organised, able to plan, and be adept at managing conflicting demands, delivering to deadlines to ensure that targets are met.

You’ll demonstrate enthusiasm, initiative, and sound judgement, and have a can-do attitude.  You will have an understanding of business and finance skills, with the ability to understand and work with budgets. You will have the confidence to assess our ways of workings and create and explain possible improvements to existing processes. 

Experience of working in a multilanguage environment would be advantageous.


Package Description

Band: B
Contract: One permanent and an 11month FTC
Location: TVC, London W12

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  • Flexible / agile working -  opportunities across the business
  • 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


The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under represented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background. We strive to be the best British content company in the world, attracting the best creative talents in the business, so that we can bring premium quality award-winning programmes, content and brands to the viewer no matter where they are.

The BBC Group has set out the first in a new series of bold steps to transform our programming and better represent the public we serve. We have the biggest financial investment to on-air inclusion in the industry, together with our existing commissioning budget, we are committed to throwing open our doors more widely than ever to diverse stories and diverse storytellers. Together with a diverse workforce we will accelerate the pace of change in increasing diversity and inclusion both on and off air

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please visit our website.

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