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Series Producer, Ricky Wilson's Art Jam, BBC Children's

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

Job Introduction

Children’s In House Productions is the award-winning production arm of the UK’s foremost kids’ broadcaster, BBC Children’s. The acclaimed In House unit, with production bases in Salford and Glasgow, produces content across all genres for 0 to 16. Key unscripted brands developed In House include Swashbuckle, YolanDa’s Band Jam, The Dengineers, Marrying Mum and Dad, Grace’s Amazing Machines, Class Dismissed and the Justin Fletcher titles.

Role Responsibility

We're looking for an inspiring, resourceful and creative Series Producer to lead the production of “Ricky Wilson’s Art Jam”, a brand new, fast-turnaround, fact- ent series (10 x 10’00) for CBBC. In each episode, art-loving, Kaiser Chiefs frontman, Ricky Wilson, is joined by a celebrity mate to discuss which art/artists have inspired them throughout their lives and careers. These friendly, fact-finding, creative conversations give the viewers a unique insight into an eclectic selection of iconic art featuring a wide range of artistic styles. Then, excited by what he’s seen/learned, Ricky shares some helpful artistic tips and techniques for the viewers to try themselves. 

Are you the right candidate?

You should have the necessary knowledge of end-to-end TV production required to successfully oversee and deliver a series with high creative ambition and which has an impact on the target audience. 

Previous experience of working on first-run series or new formats would be ideal, as would experience of working on talent-heavy series with high-profile/celebrity contributors. 

Specific knowledge of and/or passion for the world of art and design, and how to translate this into compelling TV content, would also be beneficial due to the fast-turnaround nature of the production. 

Excellent leadership skills are of course key for any Series Producer, but in this case even more so as the team will be working remotely during prep, and filming will be subject to any Covid-19 restrictions/guidelines in place at the time - so an ability to calmly and flexibly steer the ship will be essential. 

Please note we only require a CV by way of application for this role (no supporting statement). Please therefore ensure that your CV highlights any experience relating to the above, namely: 

  • Ability to deliver end-to-end productions (particularly first run/new formats)
  • Ability to stretch creative ambition / audience impact 
  • Working with high-profile talent
  • Any knowledge or passion for the world of art and design
  • Leadership skills (particularly relating to remote working or complex filming requirements)

Package Description

Band: E
Contract type: 1 x fixed-term contract from 1st Sep 2020 to 2nd Jan 2021
Location: Prep - home-based; Filming - various UK locations

Please note that due to production schedules, the successful candidate will need to be available from 1st Sep 2020 and we are unfortunately unable to flex this start date. 

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.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

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