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Researchers, NHU Landmark

Job Introduction

BBC Studios Natural History Unit is embarking on a spectacular BBC One landmark production following on from the recent success of Seven Worlds, One Planet and Blue Planet 2. We are looking for a number of experienced and enthusiastic Researchers to work on this major ground-breaking project.

These roles are subject to greenlight. The interviews are expected to commence in early January.

Role Responsibility

Researchers will need to be highly creative and organised 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 including pre-production; location and/or studio filming; and post production.

Are you the right candidate?

Essential

  • A demonstrable passion for wildlife.
  • 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.
  • Excellent communication skills  and be  a good team player, but with the confidence to work well independently.
  • Ability to build relationships with a variety of people from different backgrounds - including scientists, rangers, trackers and fixers.
  • Experience in setting up international filming shoots
  • Good understanding of new technology.

Desirable

  • A specialist knowledge and experience of working in challenging environments.
  • Experience of working on blue chip behavioural shoots on location as part of a team and independently.
  • A willingness to spend long periods on location.
  • Proven knowledge and an interest in cutting edge camera technologies and techniques with the ability to produce visually new stories.
  • Experience with new media and evidence of self-shooting for ‘Making Of’ and/or Digital Content.

Package Description

Band: B
Contract type: Fixed Term
Location: Bristol

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

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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.

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