Production Management Assistant Talent Pool, BBC Current Affairs

Job Introduction

BBC Current Affairs TV producer of flagship BBC 1 series Panorama and Newsnight specialises in delivering high quality, high-impact journalism across all BBC channels.

We are looking to create a Production Management Assistant (PMA) pool to work in this busy department across our various output including Panorama, BBC World Service, BBC Arabic and Africa and topical documentaries.

The PMA is a key point of contact and provides administrative support to the production team(s) in order to ensure the smooth and efficient running of productions.

Role Responsibility

You’ll work with your editorial and production colleagues to deliver outstanding, distinctive content by supporting in the delivery of editorial ambitions within operational and financial constraints. Contributing to a professional pan-BBC production management community, you’ll support the drive for continuous improvements of workflows and contribute to and support a creative and collaborative culture.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have worked as a Production Management Assistant or in a directly comparable administrative role within TV broadcast and will have an interest in BBC Current Affairs content.
  *   Minimum experience of two recent television broadcast credits is essential and ideally prior experience of working at the BBC
.  *   You will have experience of providing administrative support in a busy production environment along with the ability to work in pressurised and challenging situations.
  *   You’ll be able to manage relationships effectively whilst working with a variety of people, including VIPS and work collaboratively within a diverse team.
  *   You will demonstrate strong organisational skills, and will be able to manage conflicting demands to meet deadlines.
  *   You will be a good communicator, hold good attention to detail when working at pace, have experience of BBC systems, such as Silvermouse and a real can-do attitude.

Package Description

Band: B
Location: London

Candidates who are successful in the recruitment process will be placed in our PMA Pool that enables us to offer work as and when production opportunities arise across any of our programmes.

Appointment to the Pool doesn’t entitle candidates to permanent contracts in the BBC, those will have to be applied for in the normal way, and neither does it guarantee work.
This role would require being able to travel into the office as well as remote working.

  • 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.

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

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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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