Closing Date: 01 November, 2020
The BBC Sounds Music team sits at the centre of all music activity on BBC Sounds. Working as part of the broader BBC Music family, the team leads on developing the music mixes format, as well as supporting on demand format trials with Radio Networks, live music events, Extensions, and Radio Glastonbury. BBC Sounds brings together the BBC’s live and on demand radio, music and podcasts into a single personalised app. Music mixes are a new on demand music service from the BBC, guiding the listener to new music, soundtracks of the biggest TV shows and mixes suited to audience moods and needs.
The Content Assistant Producer will work closely with the Sounds Music team producers (curators) to reach and grow audiences for Music Mix brands that cover genres, moods and need states across all of our radio networks - Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, 6 Music, Radio 3 and Talent curated mixes.
You'll bring life to our music mix offer by creating dynamic visual assets, video and audio formats that speak directly to and entice new U35 listeners into the BBC Sounds on demand offer across multiple social and online platforms.
In addition to music mixes the Content Assistant Producer will work to support broader music initiatives on BBC Sounds including themed seasons, festival coverage, Extensions and new concepts to reach the audience.
Are you the right candidate?
You will be an experienced assistant producer who is just as comfortable working with high profile artists to craft Facebook posts about a guest mix, coming up with brilliant ideas to support a live music event, or developing a strategy for a new mix brand launch on Instagram. You will help us understand how to build audiences and habit in the social world and understand that every asset you make is a representation of the BBC Radio and Music family as a whole. You will be quick-witted, calm in a crisis and love nothing more than spending your days talking about music, memes, TV, celebrity news and BBC Music’s output with the public and engaging with a team of radio and music fans and senior stakeholders, artists, DJs, and presenters to make sure your ideas and skills talk directly to a young audience.
Contract type: Continuing contract
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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