Social Media Producer, BBC Sport

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

Job Introduction

Do you know social media inside out? Can you plan and deliver world-class content that connects with younger audiences? We're looking for two candidates who can lead and inspire a team of Assistant Producers to deliver content across BBC Sport's social media accounts and, occasionally, on the BBC Sport website.

We have more than 30m followers on social media and they expect BBC Sport to be a trusted and authoritative source delivering highly engaging content. We are also working hard to deliver online content that speaks directly to younger audiences and a key part of this role will be helping to develop our offering in this area.

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants. Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

Role Responsibility

This role requires extensive knowledge of social media best practices – including video – and a strong understanding of how to best reach younger audiences, both on social media and online. Organisational skills are key, as is the ability to lead and inspire others and deliver feedback to the team. A strong understanding of how to best connect with younger audiences is also key.

As a Producer in the Social Media team the successful candidate will lead in executing our day-to-day output on social channels, working alongside the Assistant Producers and video team to drive the highest standards of output across the BBC’s social accounts. They will be expected to oversee our daily social content while also working closely with TV editors to ensure live events and TV broadcasts incorporate relevant social media. The role works on a weekly 4x10hr shift pattern and will involve working a number of weekends.

The Ideal Candidate

Our successful candidates will have extensive experience creating high-quality digital content across social media and online and display exceptional organisational skills and the ability to work under intense pressure. They will ideally have experience planning content, managing/leading other team members and ensuring output meets the highest of standards.

They will also have good knowledge in a wide range of sports and be able to identify sports news stories that have a broad appeal to a global audience. An understanding of how to use social media to attract audiences to BBC programmes and produce content within BBC guidelines is key.

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: 1 x Continuing Roles 1 x 4 Month FTC (April - August)
Location: Mediacity

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.

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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