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Multi-Media Assistant Producer Talent Pool, BBC Sport

Job Introduction

From the World Cup to the Olympics, whether it’s Premier League football, 6 Nations Rugby, International Cricket or the top Tennis tournaments BBC Sport is at the heart of the world’s major sporting events. Our Sports News, Radio Sport and Interactive teams help make sure that every day, throughout the year our audiences are served with all the stories surrounding every sport as well as providing world class coverage of the events themselves.


We are committed to equality of opportunity for everyone and welcome applications from individuals regardless of their background for BBC Sport. Due to current under-representation of candidates from black and minority ethnic groups, people that have a disability or people that chose a more vocational route into employment, we encourage applications from candidates in these groups.

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

Role Responsibility

  • To produce audio and video material and supporting text for sporting events and news stories for a variety of outlets and platforms – e.g. Red Button, BBC Sport website, Connected TV, mobile devices, Network Television, BBC News Channel, 5 Live, iPlayer and third-party social media networks.
  • To generate and develop content and services of the highest standard
  • To maintain thorough knowledge of the relevant production systems and equipment and to know where to refer technical issues to be solved
  • To respond flexibly and positively to changing and conflicting priorities across output to ensure the success of projects within a fast-paced environment
  • To understand the technical and workflow processes to ensure the best possible standard ‘On Demand’ video products for BBC Sport Interactive, ensuring consistency of policy, quality, style and editorial content of output and adherence to Producer Guidelines and BBC/Industry Codes of Practice.
  • To make editorial decisions quickly and confidently with the ability to respond calmly and positively to changing live events and circumstances
  • To work both individually and with others to generate and develop ideas, treatments and formats of the highest quality consistent with departmental strategy
  • To develop close working relationships with colleagues in other areas of BBC, to help maximise the potential of BBC’s multiplatform operating model
  • To ensure good and effective use of resources
  • To stay abreast of industry developments
  • To show commitment to equality and diversity and the maintenance of health and safety standards

The Ideal Candidate

It’s essential our AP has substantial experience of working in television production, radio and/or Multimedia production, combined with a working knowledge of Multimedia production and its impact on the digital world. This experience should be coupled with proven editorial judgement, flair and the ability to make valid decisions quickly. Alongside a strong evidence of creativity and ability to translate this into engaging material designed to work across several different platforms.

Our AP will have experience of a wide variety of technologies, e.g. video processing and other encoding methods and working knowledge of and experience of video production processes, including, for example Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid, EVS-LSM, IP Director, After Effects etc.

The AP will need to be able to work on their own or in a team and be comfortable with the planning and running of multiple concurrent services or tasks.

Package Description

Role – Multi-Media Assistant Producer, Digital Sport

Base – Salford

Grade – 7D

Closing date – 11th June 2017

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