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Extendee - Junior Researcher, Factual, Bristol

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

Job Introduction

BBC Bristol consists of two thriving departments, Bristol Factual and the Natural History Unit. Bristol Factual productions range from award-winning documentaries; BBC 1 features series, BBC 4 Arts series and a big Daytime department. The Natural History Unit is the world leader in natural history programming and includes outstanding landmarks e.g. Life, expeditions, childrens series and exceptional live events such as Springwatch and Autumnwatch.

Role Responsibility

As aJunior Researcher, yourrole will vary according to genre, channel and programme style; howeverduties may encompass any or all of the following. You'llsupport Researchers, Assistant Producers, Producers and other members of the production team with all aspects of production, e.g. managing logistics, contributing to scripts and schedules, supporting edits, etc. As well as being involved in researching and setting up filming, including the identification of suitable programme contributors, locations, storylines and archive, you'll also work closely at all times to the editorial brief of the Producer.

The Ideal Candidate

We need you to have some experience of research within a workplace or academic environment and an ability to express oneself concisely both orally and in writing. You'll have excellent Interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of internal and external contacts, including editorial management, crew and artists.And also experience of gathering and accurately presenting information, as well as experience of independently drafting a range of documents including e-mails and letters. In addition, you'll have effective time management and organisational skills and the initiative to work both independently and as part of a team.

Package Description

Extend BBC Disability Scheme


Exclusively for disabled people, Extend is an award-winning, BBC-wide work placement scheme which offers appropriately experienced and/or qualified people a great opportunity to gain six months paid work experience within the BBC.

Although the scheme doesnt necessarily lead to a full-time job, last year 70% gained further work at the BBC.

From October 2014, 12 placements will be available across the UK, in both programming areas and programme support areas. Youll need to match the criteria for the placement as well as demonstrate a keen interest in broadcasting and knowledge of BBC output.

Applications to be received by 12th May 2014

Interviews are expected to be held between 26th May - 11th July 2014


Call 0370 333 1330

Textphone 02890 328 478

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