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Production Manager (Digital), BBC Sport

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

From the Olympics to the Euros, Six Nations and Wimbledon, BBC Sport is at the heart of the world’s major sporting events.

Whether that’s helping the audience follow their favourite team in the Premier League on the BBC Sport website, interacting with wow moments from the Olympics on BBC Sport’s Instagram account or watching something funny from a sports celebrity or influencer on YouTube. We love delivering the major events, world class story-telling and sport entertainment all year round.

BBC Sports strategy is to continue to grow its digital services and become a must-have daily service for 16-34 year-olds  - delivering content when and where they want it.

We’re seeking a Production Manager to join the team. This is an exciting opportunity to become a key member of the Digital Sport team working across Online, Digital Video and Social Media production.

Role Responsibility

The successful candidate will professionally manage a portfolio of content from preparation for slate sign off through to delivery using specialist production management skills, knowledge and experience.

Reporting to a Production Executive, you'll work in partnership with editorial colleagues to deliver the outstanding, distinctive, multi-platform content that BBC Sport is renowned for, by providing creative ways to realise editorial ambitions within operational and financial constraints in these areas of continuous output.

The role will bring effective leadership to the production management team and play a key role in maintaining a professional pan-BBC production management community.

Are you the right candidate?

We're looking for a talented individual with considerable production experience across platforms and a real interest and understanding of the variety of content produced in Digital Sport. You will have demonstrable working knowledge of production being jointly accountable with editorial colleagues for a variety of aspects including compliance with BBC policies and managing operational performance. You will need experience of working with large teams, driving a project and line management skills and managing productions finances.

You will be required to embrace BBC Sports objectives to deliver new audiences, drive continuous improvement, whilst encouraging and supporting creativity, innovation and diversity within teams.

You will be an experienced manager and enjoy developing the skills of your Production Management team.  You will be a confident communicator and able to liaise with a range of Journalists, Producers, Suppliers and collaborate with the other Production Managers within Sport and across BBC North.

The role is offered as a Continuing contract.

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: 1 x Continuing
Location: MediaCity, Salford

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.

About the BBC

Diversity matters at the BBC.  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. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.


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