Florence Bass

Assistant Producer

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

About me

I am an experienced Assistant Producer who has worked across Production and Development in a range of unscripted shows from Documentaries to Podcasts. I am a former Teacher and Youth worker who worked for years in Pupil Referal Units in the UK an abroad. I have strong people skills and experience working in high-pressure environments. I am passionate about finding unique stories and bringing them to life whether that be on screen on through audio.

Skills

  • Research Writing
  • Analogue Photography
  • Photography
  • Brand Storytelling
  • Blog Writing
  • Culture Writing
  • Creative Ideas
  • Idea Generation
  • Podcast Production
  • Podcasting

Companies I’ve worked with

  • BBC

    BBC

    • Television
  • Penguin Random House UK

    Penguin Random House UK

    • Publishing
  • Fremantle

    Fremantle

    • Television
  • M

    MAMA Youth Project

    Work history

    Currently

    Assistant Producer

    TwoFour Broadcast

    Jan 2020
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • • Pitching to channels including Channel 4, Netflix, and BBC • Editing sizzles and taster tapes • Working with talent and contributors to develop ideas • Gaining access to a range of locations for potential series. • Creating returning observational documentary and factual formats. • Creating strong pitch decks using photoshop.

    Currently

    Senior Topical Development Researcher

    BBC

    May 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • • Writing series concepts and example episodes for factual and documentary series and returnable formats. • Interviewing experts and potential contributors. • Creating pitch decks on Photoshop • Meeting talent and contributors • Pitching ideas to channels- BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Nat Geo • Running brainstorms and development sessions • Editing on Final Cut Pro

    Currently

    Senior Development Researcher

    Fremantle

    Sep 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • • Working with Penguin Random house and BMG music to develop ideas for shows using their books, authors and artists. • Meeting with publishers and A and R representatives to develop ideas. • Creating pitch decks and sizzles • Working on the global team to develop formats around the world. • Shooting tasters, sizzles and screen tests on Canon 5D

    2020

    How Do You Do? Podcast Producer

    Penguin Random House UK

    Jan 2019 - Jan 2020
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • • Casting interviewees from across the creative industries for the nine episode series. • Hosting episodes and interviewing contributors • Writing episode ideas and interview questions • Creating social content and running social channels • Pitching the series to investors • Helping to develop the show concept with my co-host and producer.

    2019

    This is Spoke Podcast Assistant Producer

    Penguin Random House UK

    Jan 2018 - Jan 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • • Coming up with ideas youth skewing current affairs episodes • Writing podcast episodes- including intros, concepts and questions. • Running social channels and creating content • Pitching ideas for content to my producer • Writing call sheets • Casting guests- musicians, authors, artists and influencers. • Interviewing talent • Greeting hosts and contributors and briefing them on the show.

    2017

    Junior Researcher- Deadly Dinosaurs

    BBC

    Jun 2017 - Sep 2017
    • Bristol, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • • Sourcing props and equipment and commissioning artists to create dinosaur replica skeletons • Coming up with ideas for experiments and content • Pitching ideas to my producer • Casting contributors- experts, historians and scientists. • Interviewing potential contributors and briefing them on experiments and episodes. • Fact checking scripts. • Finding locations for large-scale experiments

    2017

    Music Researcher

    MAMA Youth Project

    Feb 2017 - Jun 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • • Researching and producing segments for ‘Whatsup TV’ broadcast on Sky 1 • Coming up for content for the Music section of the show • Individually produced the most segments across the series • Writing blog articles for Sky news • Finding locations • Casting musicians for the series • Writing interviews for musicians • On set directing and assisting during interviews