Researcher x2, Live Lessons - BBC Children's InHouse Productions

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

Job Introduction

CBBC Live Lessons bring school subjects to life with hands-on interactive lessons featuring some of the BBC's biggest brands and presenters. We are looking for two Researchers (one Technical and one Production) to join the team from ASAP to March 2022 based in MediaCityUK, Salford. 

Please note that you will only be asked to submit a CV by way of application for this vacancy, and this CV will be the sole basis on which we initially review your application. We would therefore encourage you to approach your CV as an application, and to tailor it to highlight the skills and experience which we’ve talked about in this advert. We’d love to know not only about your most relevant experience and responsibilities in previous roles, but also any achievements, transferable skills, or areas of personal or professional interest that highlight why you’d be a great candidate for this role. 

Role Responsibility


  • To assist in the planning and production of the live lessons.
  • To ensure all content is of a first class standard: thoroughly researched and accurate, aligned with audience needs and expectations.
  • To assist the APs in casting children
  • Arrange logistics with expert guests, props & materials
  • To take responsibility for the behind the scenes photos of guests & contributors
  • To collaborate with colleagues, stakeholders and other teams to ensure that by working together we achieve the best possible results.
  • To come up with great ideas and recognise great ideas when others come up with them.


  • Creating on-screen graphics to support learning aims
  • Assisting AP in setting up location shoots
  • Self-shooting as second camera in support of AP
  • Logging rushes
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and AfterEffects is preferable but not essential

  • To assist with briefing notes for presenter and guests.
  • To assist with booking talent.
  • Organising production paperwork such as consent forms and copyright
  • Supporting AP with scripting of studio content

The Ideal Candidate

  • For these roles we are looking for people who ideally have experience of working on live/studio broadcasts or location filming.
  • You will be able to think up fresh ideas and understand the children’s audience.
  • You will have experience of working with on air talent and experts.
  • You should have excellent research & writing skills and you will have a demonstrable knowledge of BBC Editorial guidelines.
  • You’ll have assisted in the organisation and scheduling of complex projects
  • You’ll have the ability to remain calm, organised and focused under pressure and have excellent communication skills when dealing with both internal BBC colleagues and external partners.

Package Description

Band: B
Contract type: FTC/attachment ASAP to March 2022
Location: MediaCityUK, Salford (with some remote working)

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.

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

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About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

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.

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

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