Social Media Producer, Radio 1 - Short Form Video

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

Job Introduction

This role sits in the social media team in Radio HQ that commissions, publishes and curates content for BBC Radio’s social media accounts, channels and pages. 

Role Responsibility

We are searching for an experienced producer to grow and develop R1’s short video channels and create world class short video formats. You will be just as comfortable working on developing content for specialist music, a breakfast show that entertains millions or a global music festival.   

You will be quick-witted, calm in a crisis and love nothing more than spending your days talking about music, memes, and pop culture, involving our audience in large scale campaigns and communicating your ideas successfully to a team of producers, high profile presenters and senior leaders.

This role is  Radio 1 focused but also will mean responsibilities across Radio 1Xtra and BBC Sounds. The primary focus of the role will be increasing engagement to raise the profile of our presenters and our output and support more and frequent listening to Radio 1 and BBC Sounds.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have a passion for and be able to demonstrate that you’re a fan of Radio 1’s music, culture and output. You will ideally have a track record in using audio and social video to engage with under-35 users and putting brands, artists or publications at the heart of conversations. You will be expected to have a good awareness of PR and marketing and understand how to integrate your social output into wider BBC campaigns and activity. You will be aware of how music rights, strategy and policy need to be considered when working on third party platforms.  Community management – an experience in developing fan-bases, tone of voice and building either a Tik Tok channel, Snap or Instagram account for a high profile brand – from scratch -  in the past is essential. But most importantly you will be highly experienced at creating short video formats, memes and visual stories that have the potential to engage millions of young fans.

The role requires some flexible working and travel to ensure delivery of key initiatives such as campaigns and events. The social media team in Radio HQ thrives on collaboration and all staff may be asked to work across different networks in order to deliver the overall strategic and editorial aims of BBC Radio and BBC Sounds.  

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: 12 Month Attachment/Fixed Term Contract - Immediate start
Location: London - New Broadcasting House

Please note that applicants must get permission from their substantive line-managers before applying for an attachment.

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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About the Company

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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.

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