BBC Three is the first public service broadcast channel to transition to a digital-first service. We make a range of experimental and innovative content created just for 16-34 year olds. Since our launch as an online brand, BBC Three has been a true pathfinder for the BBC and the wider industry, experimenting with new and unique ways of telling stories across different content forms and formats and with the means of distributing this content to young audiences in the places they are consuming content. Knowing that their media consumption is increasingly fragmented, were making sure that BBC Three content can be found on a variety of platforms, whether that is BBC One or Two, iPlayer, YouTube or social platforms. The quality of much of the content has been recognised by audiences and the industry, winning awards such as RTS Channel of The Year, Broadcast Digital Channel of the Year and BAFTAs for shows like Fleabag, Murdered by my Father and People Just Do Nothing. It is our ambition through BBC Three to be braver, more provocative and more of the moment than any other part of the BBC in an effort to engage and build our relationship with younger audiences.
We are looking for a talented researcher to join BBC Three as part of our effort to make great videos for all BBC and online/social platforms. The role includes involvement at every stage of the production process including research and preproduction; location or studio filming. You will be passionate about all of our content, know what makes a good story and relish the challenge of supporting the team in producing creative and ambitious content.
The Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will have a full understanding of BBC Three’s Audience and Brand with a passion for developing ideas for new and innovative content. You will have extensive experience of researching for the 16-34 year old audiences as well as for multiplatform production, with a demonstrable understanding and knowledge of the wider digital industry. With excellent communication, influencing and relationship building skills you must have substantial experience of sourcing contributors, experts and talent as well as brilliant organisational skills to ensure the planning and production of content is managed efficiently. You will have significant technical and creative knowledge and a good understanding of how social media can be used to increase reach and engagement. You will also have sound editorial judgement and the ability to evaluate interactive content and digital output effectively. You will also hold a clean UK driving licence to enable you to work independently on external shoots.
Grade 5 / Proposed Band B
Based in Birmingham
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