Producer

Producer

Job Overview

Location
London, England
Job Type
Full Time Job
Job ID
88401
Date Posted
3 months ago
Recruiter
Natasha Cwiklinska
Job Views
44

Job Description

Job Introduction

Millions of people turn to bbc.co.uk every day. On the BBC’s homepage, we aim to help people quickly understand the biggest stories of the day and delight them with the riches from across the BBC.

We're looking for a Duty Editor (Producer) to join the team. Together we develop, deliver and curate content in ways that help people get maximum value from the BBC.

If you live the BBC values, are editorially strong, a keen collaborator, love inspiring change and want to connect audiences with the best of the BBC, then we'd love to hear from you. 

Who are we?

The Digital Portfolio Editorial Team sits at the heart of the BBC, online. We’re a multi-skilled team, and we work across a range of tasks and services.

This role will be responsible for leading teams that are sourcing and presenting the most imaginative and compelling BBC content to our audiences, and growing and developing audiences for the BBC, online.

Role Responsibility

  • To perform Duty Editor (Producer) shifts where you will be editorially responsible for ensuring that content on our services is maintained and updated to schedule, time, quality and editorial specifications
  • Lead editorial meetings as appropriate, request and deliver content required and plan medium to longer term editorial projects
  • Exercising editorial judgment across a range of topics. Reacting flexibly to breaking news or changing events, re-prioritising and briefing staff as appropriate
  • Using audience data and other sources to inform content and editorial decisions
  • To work alongside and develop relationships with product managers to plan, schedule and deliver key improvements to our output, ensuring updates or new releases meet time, quality and editorial specifications
  • To work as part of a management team that takes collective responsibility for all operational elements of the department including implementation of working practices and managing a rota set-up that gets the best out of staff
  • To increase productivity through exploiting opportunities for efficiency afforded by closer collaboration and flexible working across platform teams
  • To establish, build and maintain relationships across the bbc.co.uk editorial teams and with other BBC stakeholders including legal, rights, scheduling and operations
  • To regularly evaluate service performance and user behaviour and respond to issues in line with editorial/programming strategy
  • To maintain an awareness of news and external events and act upon any issues that might affect BBC Online services
  • To respond to internal and external feedback and questions, act as a point of referral for the team, and refer upwards as necessary
  • To establish and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and external partners or suppliers
  • To ensure that all content published/delivered via the service meets BBC Editorial Guidelines
  • To check that all relevant copyrights and contracts have been cleared and ensure that content meets legal guidelines.
  • To mentor and provide on-the-job training to less experienced colleagues.
  • To appraise members of the team and make recommendations for their professional training and development.
  • To provide leadership in the absence of the other Duty Editors (Producers), where agreed by a senior editorial figure

This role is required to work outside normal office hours.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a Producer (Duty Editor) to assist in the management of the Digital Portfolio Editorial team. You will inspire staff to work dynamically and collaboratively to develop and curate content in ways that deliver maximum value to its visitors.

You will have a strong editorial background (e.g. experience of curating, commissioning, producing or editing content).

You’ll also have excellent organisational and operational skills that have been acquired in a fast-moving editorial business. You’ll have experience of working with rotas. You’ll be committed to creating the conditions for staff to work at their best, and to develop and thrive at work.

You’ll live the BBC values, and demonstrate clear understanding and commitment to its public purposes.

You will feel comfortable conveying your ideas to a wide range of people across different levels within the business. 

You'll build relationships with content makers and various stakeholders to source and surface the right content to relevant audiences. You will also be required to work with editorial and digital product teams to define how content is presented to audiences.

If this sounds like you, please get in touch!

 

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Continuing 
Location: Salford - Quay House

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the applicationThere 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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