Senior Planner - BBC Creative

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Job Introduction

BBC Creative is the BBC’s in-house Creative agency; our purpose is to make as many people as possible love and value the BBC, by creating campaigns that will leave a positive mark on popular culture.  We now have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Planner to join our Planning team, where you will play a crucial role in our ambitious vision.

You would join a Creative team responsible for delivering all campaigns and branding for the BBC, its content and services across all platforms – TV, digital, social, OOH etc. Our work varies hugely - from Glastonbury to World Cups to Killing Eve – across all the brands, platforms and genres of the BBC. If you like a challenge, then this is the place for you!


Examples of our work can be seen here:

Role Responsibility

As a Senior Planner, you’ll create high quality creative strategies and briefs that lead to effective/award winning creative solutions. You will develop thinking that helps our organisation understand the role of the BBC’s brands and content in popular culture, and help shaping comms plans that deliver campaign messages over time and across different platforms.

You will need to build strong relationships and an understanding of how the BBC works; within BBC Creative and with Marketing & Media colleagues, and beyond with stakeholders such as Editorial and UX&D.

You will make effective use of audience insight and work with colleagues to demonstrate effectiveness of campaigns.

Are you the right candidate?

You’ll need strong strategic development experience, and working knowledge of all the necessary tools to help you solve creative problems and develop creative strategy for the BBC.

You have experience in running large ATL campaigns, and have previously worked in creatively led businesses alongside creative people at senior level, helping them develop ideas.

You have digital and non-traditional experience, and you are someone who isn’t afraid to take the lead, and give a north star to projects.

Great planning and organisation skills will also be key to the role, with the ability to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others.

But most importantly, you have a true passion for the BBC and if you can tell us about some of your award winning work then even better!

If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!

Package Description

Band: D
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London - Broadcast Centre (hybrid working available)

  • Flexible / hybrid working - opportunities across the business
  • 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

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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