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Senior Content Producer

Job Introduction

Do you love speech radio?   Would you like to lead our team on BBC Radio Scotland’s biggest reaching radio programme - Mornings with Kaye Adams / Stephen Jardine.   This live weekday show includes an hour’s phone-in, delves into the topical stories behind the news, profiles interesting Scots and aims to bring a sense of fun and entertainment to our listeners’ mornings.

The Senior Producer is responsible for ensuring the team involved in producing these programmes is fully supported.  You’ll have bags of energy, great writing and communication skills and know what makes great radio.

Along with your team of Producers and Researchers, you’ll be responsible for shaping the programmes, liaising with talent, taking responsibility for budget, delivery, compliance and team line management, as well as motivating and inspiring your staff and presenters.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in these areas of Radio production; experience of editorial oversight of a live phone-in would be advantageous. You’ll have a keen eye on Scottish issues and strong journalism skills.

Role Responsibility

  • Supporting the production team and providing editorial guidance.
  • Generating ideas with the team for our live daily phone-in, on-air discussions, themes and regular features for live output. 
  • Seeking ways to increase diversity in our on-air talent
  • Ensuring our output reflects audiences we serve
  • Giving creative feedback and complying output and programmes
  • Contributing to production duties
  • Working with on-air talent
  • Prepare and manage staff rotas
  • Understand and manage departmental budgets
  • Help build and maintain team spirit, ensuring the best use of individual skills and abilities and supporting and developing team members.
  • Working with other teams such as Content Discovery to get our content in front of audiences

The Ideal Candidate

  • You’re passionate about speech radio, have a strong interest in news and current affairs and issues affecting the people of Scotland and can help unpack these topics in an accessible way
  • You can come up with ideas and support researchers and producers working on live radio mornings programmes
  • You’ll be comfortable providing editorial advice and support for our live content.
  • You’re flexible, work calmly under pressure and can prioritise workloads and output requirements
  • You have considerable knowledge and practical experience of radio production
  • You can communicate with people from different walks of life and backgrounds
  • You are a collaborative and a team player able to give and receive creative feedback and work together to provide great content for our audiences

Package Description

Band: D

Contract type: 6 month fixed term contract/attachment (Maternity Leave)

Location: Pacific Quay, Glasgow

Application process: You will be asked to fill in a diversity questionnaire which is confidential and not seen by the hiring manager. You will then be asked to:

  • upload your CV
  • complete an eligibility questionnaire
  • answer questions specific to the role

For roles which are open to flexible working arrangements, should you be successful, we can discuss different options.  For more details on the BBC Flexible Working Policy visit 

  • 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.

We value the benefit diversity and inclusion brings and we welcome information on any reasonable adjustment we can make to ensure you can fully participate. For example, this may be extra time for a meeting or interview, information in different format or a venue which has wheelchair access. Please contact the resourcing team resourcing@bbc.co.uk and one of our recruiters will be in touch to discuss how we can help.

The BBC D&I Plan - Diversity & Inclusion Plan - Workforce Diversity & Inclusion (bbc.co.uk)

The BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services while the coronavirus is still an issue. Until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

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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