Technical Resource Coordinator, BBC Arabic

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

Job Introduction

BBC Arabic provides news, current affairs and programmes on Radio, TV and Online to Arabic speaking audiences in the Middle East and across the world, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.  The output is modern in style and outlook and adheres to BBC values of accuracy and impartiality.  It has broad appeal, free from commercial, political and religious affiliations or pressures.  BBC Arabic reaches a weekly audience of approximately 44 million across platforms and provides one quarter of output across the entire World Service. 

Role Responsibility

The Arabic satellite desk has a team of Technical Co-ordinators based in the Arabic Newsroom who deal with technical requirements for a busy 24 hr TV operation.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Organise feeds of material between domestic or world-wide sources and BBC areas, often under pressure and against deadlines for both recording and live transmission.
  • Liaise with other areas of the BBC to enable programme material to be recorded, played out or transmitted at times when circuits or other resources are available.
  • Allocates technical resources to bookings and arranges facilities as required.
  • Organise shared facilities within the BBC and with other media organisations and providers.
  • Apply a basic understanding of broadcasting to the booking of resources to meet the BBC’s needs.
  • Maintain full and accurate data on facilities and resource usage, collating and processing data to enable cost recovery to be carried out.
  • Provide advice and cost estimates to aid production areas.
  • Undertake any other duties that may reasonably be considered appropriate and must be willing to adopt a flexible approach.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Knowledge of other resource providers at home, abroad and within the BBC.
  • Experience of coordination in a broadcast environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of a scheduling system, together with well-developed IT skills.
  • Good conversational Arabic and English and understanding of Arabic dialects
  • Experience and knowledge of transmission or production technology

Package Description

Band: B
Contract type: 1 x continuing and 1 x 4 month attachment / fixed term contract
Location: London

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 March 2020 until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK.

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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