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Junior Production Manager – Victoria Derbyshire – BBC – London W1A

Company: BBC

Location: London W1A

  • Full Time


London W1A

Job Introduction

The BAFTA-winning Victoria Derbyshire Programme is the centrepiece of domestic daytime TV news, focusing on original journalism, exclusive interviews and audience interaction with regular outside broadcasts and debates as well as delivering breaking domestic and international news. As the BBC’s original ‘digital first’ TV news programme, each bespoke film is commissioned with an online audience in mind, making the best use of the BBC’s social media presence.

The programme, which launched in 2015, has its own award-winning reporters and planning producers. Producers from the BBC News Channel also work on the programme in the morning as it goes out.

Main Responsibilities

The Junior Production Manager is central to the smooth operation and day to day running of the production. The role involves a wide range of responsibilities including managing budgets, resources including freelance crews as well as logistics for OBs and involvement with recruitment processes, leave and solving rota problems.

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll need experience of setting up Live Outside Broadcasts and working on live programming with knowledge of professional broadcast technology. The candidate must have a good head for figures and be able to effectively manage a tight budget. Experience of setting up location shooting in the UK and overseas is essential along with recognised formal Health and Safety training.

About The Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

Package Description

Band: C

Contract type: 6 month attachment / fixed term contract

Location: London

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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

Only internal staff are eligible to apply for the role on an attachment basis. You need to be on a continuing (permanent) contract. You need to have worked for the BBC for more than one year and not have been on an attachment in the last 12 months. You will also need permission from your line manager. You can find out more on our attachments page.

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK.

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