Senior producer, Digital Content, BBC Academy

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Working to the head of digital content, the successful candidate will be a senior member of the Academy digital content management team.

We are looking for an experienced senior producer who is genuinely enthusiastic about providing world class training to BBC and industry professionals, through ground-breaking digital content and formats that meet the high standards expected of the world’s most respected broadcaster and content maker.

Role Responsibility

  • Supporting the day-to-day management of the content team
  • Providing editorial support in shaping daily publication on all platforms – internal and external facing - inc. playing a key role in planning, commissioning and signing off projects
  • Fostering and supporting original training and learning content production and original ways of storytelling within the team
  • Taking a leading role in ensuring the Academy’s content reaches as many people on as many different platforms as possible
  • Putting the user first – understanding what our audience needs and shaping our content around that
  • Contributing to the development and production of the new digital services
  • Liaising with portfolio manager to ensure efficient and smooth delivery of all content
  • Line-managing, conducting appraisals and delivering regular, quality feedback
  • Ensuring the Academy’s content adheres to the editorial and production standards required of BBC Academy and BBC output
  • Workflow management - creating and documenting, editorial compliance
  • Talking daily to team members re their work
  • Pitch, inspire, produce own content on a regular basis - blogs, podcasts etc
  • Encourage and put into place development of team members
  • Liaising with trainers and training managers re production of course content
  • Liaising with stakeholders in and out of the BBC
  • Keeping the website live, updating content, generating themes, campaigns, new ideas

Are you the right candidate?

  • At least three years’ experience in a TV, News, radio, digital environment at senior producer (or equivalent) level
  • Excellent editorial judgement and a thorough understanding of BBC editorial guidelines
  • Project management skills
  • An understanding of working within project budgets
  • Working within teams and been responsible for teams of varying sizes
  • Experience of developing and nurturing team members
  • Experience of working on complex productions involving varied stakeholders, staff and freelance staff
  • A thorough editorial understanding of content creation, from ideation to publication - including working with scripts, content producers (video, audio, digital), designers and editors, post production, compliance and law.
  • A demonstrable understanding and/or experience of e-learning, through work or personal use
  • A demonstrable passion for equipping people with the best possible skills to have an enjoyable and rewarding career in broadcast media
  • Experience of motivating, inspiring creativity, driving forward new ways of working
  • Experience of mentoring and training others desirable
  • An excellent understanding and experience of using social media platforms
  • A demonstrable understanding of the UK media training industry
  • Understanding of the Academy’s target audience, what makes them tick
  • In-depth knowledge of audience engagement techniques and tools
  • A thorough understanding of how the BBC trains its staff and the wider industry
  • Track record in original content production
  • A track record in innovative and creative storytelling for a digital audience
  • Understanding of aims and values of BBC Academy
  • Understanding of the BBC’s values

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 very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

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