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Technical/Edit Assistant, Primates

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

Job Introduction

BBC Studios, The Natural History Unit is looking to recruit a Technical/Edit Assistant for Primates - the definitive series on our own amazing animal family; using the latest camera technologies to film primates in new and exciting ways, taking the audience into their world, revealing the entire family in more detail than ever before.

The series follows the format, tone and style of BBC One’s Big Cats. The first two, blue chip, episodes will focus on amazing new behaviour, whilst the third episode explores the science and conservation of primates.

Role Responsibility

The Technical/Edit Assistant will aid the team throughout the filming process. The role will encompass all edit assistant responsibilities but with the opportunity to gain camera experience. The main responsibilities will include backing up, storing and managing media, setting up media protocols, co-ordinating kit in the office, editing promos and potentially camera assisting and 2nd camera work on location.  The role will encompass edit assistant responsibilities but with the opportunity to gain camera operating experience.

Are you the right candidate?

Key skill areas for this job include: 

  • A knowledge and interest in digital media.  
  • Previous experience of media management for production. Setting up protocols, processing and storing large amounts of complex media.
  • An interest and experience of blue chip natural history filmmaking.
  • A desire to work with cameras, a good understanding of the basics of filming. Additional camera skills would be an advantage, perhaps including timelapse, drones and/or remote cameras.
  • A working understanding of the latest broadcast camera technologies.
  • Some experience working on blue chip behaviour shoots, and foreign filming experience would be an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere and the ability to edit seqeunces on that platform.
  • The ability and confidence to communicate concerns, challenges and ideas within the team.
  • Be a good team player, but confident to work well independently, being self-motivated and proactive.
  • Be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of the BBC One audience, and what makes a show suitable for BBC One primetime.

Package Description

Location: Bristol
BBC Region / Division: BBC Studios
BBC Business Unit: NHU

Contract: FTC 13 months

The successful applicant will start in late June, working on the production through to Summer 2019.

About the BBC

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. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.  

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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