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Production Coordinator at BBC (UK)

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Job Description

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants. Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

BBC Audio North is a department within BBC Audio. There are approximately 700 staff in the overall radio production department and we produce more than 34,000 hours of programmes a year. BBC Audio is the biggest supplier of non-news factual and drama programmes to the BBC’s audio networks, principally Radio 4, Radio 3, the World Service, and BBC Sounds.

BBC Audio North is home to 55 of these staff and makes programmes which cover multi genres – including the consumer journalism of You and Yours, the Religious journalism of Sunday, faith programmes such as Daily Service, and Sunday Worship, Radio 3 Classical programmes such as Afternoon Concert, Saturday Breakfast and Sound of Cinema, arts and culture output such as the Verb and the renowned poetry festival – Contains Strong Language

Role Responsibility

The Production Co-ordinator provides logistical and co-ordination support to the production team on one or more productions, ensuring delivery on time and within budget.

As a production co-ordinator you will:

Work in partnership with editorial colleagues to deliver outstanding, distinctive, multiplatform content by providing the ways to realise editorial ambitions within operational and financial constraints. Professionally co-ordinate production(s) using specialist production management skills, knowledge and experience. Play an active role in maintaining a professional pan-BBC production management community. Drive continuous improvement throughout production. Contribute to and maintain a creative and collaborative culture. For further information please contact:

Victoria Caddens – [email protected], Rachel Ross – [email protected] or Elodie Chatelain – [email protected]

PLEASE REFER TO THE APPENDIX WITHIN THE JOB DESCRIPTION FOR MORE SPECIFIC ROLE INFORMATION

If you are interested in hearing more about the role, please attend this zoom meeting on Thursday 5th Jan from 12:00 – 13:00:

https://bbc.zoom.us/j/91351693174?from=addon

Requirements

Are you the right candidate?

We’re looking for enthusiastic and flexible individuals with a passion for our output with strong organisational and logistical skills as well as knowledge of radio production techniques, preferably with experience of working on both live and pre-recorded radio programmes.

Our small teams are extremely busy so you’ll be used to working without supervision, relying on your initiative, and you will be a key team member of the team with the ability to collaborate with a diverse range of contributors and colleagues. You’ll be able to anticipate potential production issues and find creative solutions as well as simultaneously managing a range of projects with conflicting demands and tight deadlines. The post will cover the whole range of PC duties and there is an expectation that you will work on a weekend rota for location and studio recordings/broadcasts, the role may also involve some early mornings/late evenings. Experience of using BBC finance systems is desirable, but not essential.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrable experience of playing a co-ordinating role within a production team
  • Experience of delivering a range of/parts of productions on time and on budget and of coordinating deliverables for productions
  • Good working knowledge of end-to-end multi-platform production with a level of technical awareness
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills – able to schedule and prioritise people and activities to meet operational deadlines
  • Able to use and advise on production systems and adopt new technologies on productions
  • Knows how to identify and source suitable resources and negotiate deals within given parameters
  • Business and finance skills – able to prepare, manage and/or monitor specific production resource plans and budgets
  • Knowledge of the BBC and the wider industry

Benefits & Perks

Package Description Band: B Contract type: 2 x Continuing and 1 x 9 month Fixed Term Contract / Attachment Location: Office base MediaCity, Salford. This is a hybrid role and the successful candidate will balance office with home working.

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.

Job Summary

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MediaCity, Salford, UK Location
Full Time Job Type
Salary Competitive

About

The BBC is the world’s leading public service broadcaster. We’re impartial and independent, and every day we create distinctive, world-class programmes and content which inform, educate and entertain millions of people in the UK and around the world. We do this across: A portfolio of television services, including the UK’s most-watched channel BBC One, the pioneering online youth service BBC Three, and our multi award-winning channels for children, as well as national and regional television programmes and services across England. Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales Ten UK-wide radio networks, providing the best live music broadcasting in the UK, as well as speech radio which informs, educates and entertains. We also have two national radio services each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and 39 local radio stations across England and the Channel Islands, providing an invaluable and unique service to listeners across the UK Our digital services including BBC News, Sport, Weather CBBC and CBeebies, iPlayer and BBC Sounds, BBC Red Button and our vast archive BBC World Service television, radio and online on more than 40 languages

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