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Trainee Assistant Producer, BBC Sport

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

Job Introduction

This role is currently on hold due to the coronavirus. 

BBC Sport is looking to recruit 2 Trainee Assistant Producers to work across our output as part of an 12 month training scheme.  We encourage applications from under-represented groups, including those from BAME (black, Asian or minority ethnic) backgrounds or those with a disability.

The role is part of the Sport editorial team and the successful applicants will embark on an 12 month traineeship, involving both formal and bespoke training as well as hands-on practical experience across the whole of Sport’s output. After the 12 months, subject to reaching set goals and criteria, a continuing contract may be offered.   

From the Olympics to the World Cup, 6 Nations, Wimbledon and Sports Personality of the Year, BBC Sport is at the heart of the world’s major sporting events. Our digital strategy ensures we are leading the field in delivering outstanding Sport content to the audience across all platforms.

You must have demonstrable previous media production experience to apply. 

Please note interviews will take place around late February 2020.

Role Responsibility

You will be passionate about Sport, know what makes a good story and relish the challenge of producing creative and ambitious content.

The role includes involvement at every stage of the production process including research, pre-production and post-production.

The role contributes to the output by working as part of our busy production teams within a creative and collaborative culture. It requires you to work with editorial colleagues to deliver outstanding, distinctive, multi-platform content by providing ways to realise editorial ambitions within operational and financial constraints.

As members of the Trainee Assistant Producer Scheme you must be prepared to prioritise and attend all training, development, mentoring sessions plus other ad hoc meetings as requested by the Scheme Manager.

Are you the right candidate?

You must have a strong organisational ability as well as creative production skills with the ability to conduct in-depth research, build relationships and get to grips with a complex production schedule.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working on high quality output along with familiarity of research techniques and experience with verification of the accuracy of material and rights clearances required.

The successful candidates will work closely with experienced editorial staff to attain the skills, knowledge and experience detailed here and on the Assistant Producer job description (attached).

The role requires knowledge of live studios, outside broadcasts and a real interest in the genre as well as an understanding of the production skills and requirements of the role.

To apply you must send us a short video filmed on your phone – no more than 2 minutes long about your favourite Sport. You could film something about your favourite club, or it could be a piece on sport fashion or lifestyle, challenges with influencers or fans – it is up to you. Just make sure that it is fun, would appeal to 16-24 year olds and shows off how great you are.

Once you have finished your video you need to do the following:

1) Fill in the Job application form with your name and contact details and upload your CV.

2) Add a link to your video either via youtube or vimeo. Please note that we are unable to consider your application if you have not included the link to your video.

3) Answer the three questions that are on the application form: (Maximum 200 words per question.)

If you are on a continuing contract, please make sure you get your line manager's permission before applying for this role.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 2 x 12 month FTC/Attachments
Location: Salford

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.

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

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.


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