Senior UX Designer - Video Innovation
The BBC is creating bold innovative concepts for future products, starting with a radically new service grounded in video.
Our vision is to make a new service that is deliberately empowering, relevant, social and playful. Our ambition is to create something as big and as loved as iPlayer.
This initiative is deliberately outside mainstream BBC product structures so we can foster ideas beyond those already anticipated.
If you are looking for a sandbox to innovate radically new experiences, this is it. Come work with the urgency of a startup within the powerhouse that is the world’s greatest public service broadcaster.
The Senior UX Designer will apply exceptional user experience acumen and a start-up agility to explore the possibilities and make it happen.
Over 12 months, you will bridge internal disciplines and external partners to rapidly develop several concepts, before narrowing to deliver the most compelling one.
The final outcome will be a minimum lovable product – the top features, exceptionally designed and passionately used by early adopters – and a compelling proposal to take it forward.
Are you the right candidate?
This role is a 12 month FTC, ideally starting in February
As a key role in a multi-disciplined innovation team, we are especially looking for the following:
Innovation mindset – you are open to rethinking what is possible and can stretch to deliver it from ambitious concepts to a much-loved product
Strategic doer – you can join the dots to form a point of view then roll up your sleeves and get things done
Fast and adaptive – you are accustomed to making things at speed, with just the right fidelity to learn and the courage for drastic change
Strong storyteller – you can draw upon a variety of methods to communicate the potential of an idea
Grounded in reality – you know how to seek, interpret and apply evidence to support decision making throughout
Highly proactive – your curiosity leads you to apply broad inspirations and collaborators to improve and accelerate your work
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract - 12 months
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.
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