Senior Content Co-ordinator (Creative)

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Job Introduction

BBC Studios is a global creative powerhouse for the development, production, and distribution of bold, British content. We produce over 2,500 hours of content per year, have offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The business generates revenue of £1.4bn, returning around £200m profit to BBC Public Service each year. In the UK, BBC Studios enables audiences to enjoy their favourite BBC programmes and brands outside the licence fee-funded window on alternative platforms, through a range of partnerships, and in multiple formats, from products and magazines to events and experiences.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Content Co-ordinator (Creative) to join us here at BBC Studios. The role will have supervisory responsibilities over 4 Content Co-ordinators, ensuring that existing sources of new footage are maintained and new opportunities are realised. You will also oversee Motion Gallery’s Creative collection, including Universal, Archive, and Shot for Stock activities as well as helping to manage content provider 'The Smalls', ensuring that this content is maximising commercial returns.

Role Responsibility

The Senior Content Coordinator will assist Head of Operations and Content in producing and delivering the Content Delivery Plan and will ensure that new clips are delivered to Getty Images in a timely manner, and that commercial targets are met.

You will curate and maintain Motion Gallery’s online creative collections, ensuring they are fit for purpose and are optimised to maximise value.

You will stay abreast of trends within the stock footage industry, regularly sharing information with team members and incorporating them into the team’s selection policies.

You will maintain content cataloguing processes, ensuring quality is maintained and that BBC Motion Gallery clips are returned as frequently as possible by customers searching on

You will ensure that consistent and accurate rights information is displayed across all assets, and that Getty Images are given correct information and sales are processed efficiently.

You will keep Getty Images sales teams informed of all new content to increase their knowledge of the BBC archive. You will ingest raw footage for submission to MGBA on Getty website to log and upload all clips to Getty online portal.

You will view raw material and make selections according to defined quality criteria highlighting premium content for sales and marketing team. You will also conduct copyrights checks and maintain full records to ensure footage can be used.

You will help to manage day to day relationships with BBC Archives and BBC production departments to establish and maintain supply of new content.

You will approve licensing of BBC footage, ensuring it is used in context and not in a way that will do any reputational harm to the public service to protect the BBC Brand.

You will finalise the cataloguing of selected clips to required standards, applying rich metadata such as subject and conceptual keywords.

Are you the right candidate?

At BBC Studios, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do.

The successful candidate will be a strong team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You'll have the ability to work to tight deadlines, prioritise workloads and be able to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal & external teams and stakeholders.

You will have the ability to think creatively and laterally along with a good understanding of rights and clearances.

You will demonstrate experience of logging and uploading video assets with technical and descriptive metadata in a commercial environment. Other professional experience should include:

  • Experience of stock footage, research, selection and cataloguing.
  • Experience of assessing images for quality, composition & subject matter
  • Experience in quality checking all clips and catalogues to ensure accuracy and consistency.
  • Experience of CMS
  • Experience of accessing and using programme and post production paperwork, such as PasCs, scripts, music cue sheets, etc.

You will have proven knowledge and understanding of Excel and MS Office applications, as well as experience of using editing technology such as FCP or Adobe Premier Pro. Knowledge of library resources and systems such as BBC Information & Archives databases including Infax and Star is desirable.

Experience of shooting content using DSLR cameras would be a strong advantage.


Package Description

Band: B
Contract type: Permanent 
Location: London 

Working pattern: Hybrid working. (Home based plus office based 2-3 days per week.)

We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply please do contact us on with the job reference in the subject. We advertise all our roles on Evenbreak, the specialist job board for disabled candidates

  • Flexible / agile working - opportunities across the business. We’re happy to discuss a formal flexible working pattern. 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 (plus an additional day 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

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under represented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background. We strive to be the best British content company in the world, attracting the best creative talents in the business, so that we can bring premium quality award-winning programmes, content and brands to the viewer no matter where they are.

The BBC Group has set out the first in a new series of bold steps to transform our programming and better represent the public we serve. We have the biggest financial investment to on-air inclusion in the industry, together with our existing commissioning budget, we are committed to throwing open our doors more widely than ever to diverse stories and diverse storytellers. Together with a diverse workforce we will accelerate the pace of change in increasing diversity and inclusion both on and off air

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please visit our website.

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