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Researchers, NHU animation-based landmark

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

Job Introduction

The BBC Natural History Unit is embarking on a spectacular super landmark following on from the recent success of Planet Earth 2 and Blue Planet 2.  We are looking for 4 or 5 experienced and enthusiastic Researchers to work on this major ground-breaking project.

These roles are subject to greenlight.

Role Responsibility

Researchers will need to be highly creative and organized with good storytelling skills, with the ability to take an innovative, ambitious and imaginative approach to developing outstanding content ideas. As well as researching and setting up of blue-chip sequences, they will be a good team player offering practical support to the Producers and Assistant Producers throughout the series.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Experience working on visually stunning behaviour-led landmark natural history for a mainstream audience
  • Track record of finding new, emotionally engaging behavioural stories for television
  • Detailed knowledge of reptile and bird biology and/or vertebrate paleontology would be an advantage.
  • Ability to build relationships with a variety of people from different backgrounds - including scientists, rangers, trackers and fixers.
  • A strong interest in animation (experience in CGI/ high-end VFX would be an advantage).
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be a good team player, but with the confidence to work well independently 
  • Experience in setting up international shoots
  • Good understanding of new technology

About the BBC

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. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

 The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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