Sound Editor (Casualty)

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

Job Introduction

Are you an experienced Sound Editor? Are you passionate about Drama?  Ready for the opportunity to progress your career?   Then this is the role for you!

It's an exciting time to be part of our team with all of our award-winning Continuing Dramas that brings audiences together week after week.  From EastEnders, Doctors, Holby City and Casualty to River City and Pobol y Cwm, our programmes remain a constant source of gripping entertainment, featuring cliff-hanger storylines and much-loved characters with whom our viewers have grown up.

Casualty is a multi-award-winning drama series about the staff and patients at the Holby City Emergency Department, charting the ups and downs in their personal and professional lives whilst tackling many controversial and taboo issues. Through great writing and visual flair the show balances gritty realism with high drama to keep its millions of dedicated viewers coming back for more, on-screen and on-line, week in week out.

The Post-Production team are a passionate and friendly team, dedicated to making Casualty look and sound the very best that they can. They strive to offer opportunities to learn, develop and progress throughout the team. They are always keen to innovate, with the sound team being involved in R&D projects that lead the way for hearing-impairment inclusivity.

Role Responsibility

You will report to the Post Production Supervisor and work alongside the Post Production Coordinator as they schedule your time for ADR.

The successful candidate will be responsible for both ADR and Foley. They will record, direct and fit ADR as required, dealing directly with our on screen talent. They will also perform, record and edit Foley, creatively sourcing and making use of props or costume, whilst ensuring that they deliver to the deadlines.

You will be required to advise on microphone techniques and give direction to the talent when recording ADR and respond to any sound requests from the Dubbing Mixer as and when required, whilst supporting the supervision of any on the job training or other Post Production personnel.

You will be able to advise on the best methods and equipment to use to achieve the desired outcome, whilst ensuring that the final result satisfies the highest artistic and technical standards required by the production with or without direction and the absolute synchronisation of all sound sources with picture. 

You will be required to keep abreast of, and make creative use of the constantly developing methods of producing television sound and attend training as may be determined in order to be conversant with existing and new technology and procedures.

The Ideal Candidate

People working on Casualty are a talented, experienced and creative bunch. To join them, it’s really important you have the necessary skills we’re looking for -

  • Proven experience as a Sound Editor, preferably within Drama
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Drama Post Production process and your role within it
  • Experience of using Pro Tools and Avid Media Composer for editing / playback
  • Proven experience of recording, editing and delivering Foley & ADR for broadcast
  • Experience working with Actors
  • Knowledge and passion for Continuing Drama, especially for Casualty


Package Description

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

Welsh language skills are not necessary  /  Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Contract type:              12 Month Fixed Term Contract / Attachment

Band:                               C

Location:                        BBC Roath Lock Studios, Cardiff Bay

*Please note that this is a standard Studios Production contract and potentially can involve up to 55 hours per week*

We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply please do contact us on with ref: BBC/TP/224227/57359 in the subject.

We advertise all our roles on Evenbreak, the specialist job board for disabled candidates.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English. 

  • 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.

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, sexuality, social 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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