Closing Date: 09 October, 2020
BBC Studios in Bristol produces a wide range of original, diverse, well-loved and highly acclaimed TV productions, such as DIY SOS, Antiques Roadshow and Countryfile as well as Blue Planet II, Autumnwatch and Dynasties.
We’re looking for a Junior Production Manager to join our team on The Watches. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team on a hugely successful BBC series and develop your career in production management.
You will be a Junior Production Manager or a very experienced Production Coordinator with a passion for factual content and ideally with a track record of contributing to managing large, fast paced projects. Previous experience at JPM level is useful but not essential.
You will need to be available to start in October although later start dates may be considered. The role will be home based in the short term but this may be reviewed in the coming months to a mix of office and home working.
The Junior Production Manager is responsible for managing a Production on a day to day basis, ensuring delivery of accurate budgets and production planning in a demanding and changing environment. You will work alongside the Production Manager to support in leading the Watches Production Management team on a day to day basis. The Junior Production Manager role may deputise for the Production Manager as and when required and be responsible for line management of junior staff.
Are you the right candidate?
You will have previous experience of a production management role within the BBC.
You’ll have multiple credits as a Production Coordinator across factual productions.
You will have demonstrable working knowledge of end-to-end production across different platforms, with a level of technical understanding to enable the most efficient production process.
You will have experience of monitoring and managing health & safety and sustainability on a production.
You’ll have excellent communication skills and will be able to manage interpersonal relationships effectively and work collaboratively within a diverse team and with a wide range of external contacts.
Contract type: Fixed Term (4 months)
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.
The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely.
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