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Trainee Assistant Producer @ BBC Sport


BBC Sport is looking to recruit 2 Trainee Assistant Producers to work across their output as part of a 12-month training scheme. They encourage applications from under-represented groups, including those from BAME backgrounds or those with a disability.

The role is part of the Sport editorial team and the successful applicants will embark on a 12-month traineeship, involving both formal and bespoke training as well as hands-on practical experience across the whole of Sport’s output. After the 12 months, subject to reaching set goals and criteria, a continuing contract may be offered.  

Role Responsibility

  • You will be passionate about sports as well as knowing what makes a good story
  • Relish the challenge of producing creative and ambitious content
  • You will be involved in every stage of the production process, including research, pre-production and post-production
  • You’ll be part of a busy production team within a creative and collaborative culture. It requires you to work with editorial colleagues to deliver outstanding, distinctive, multi-platform content by providing ways to realise editorial ambitions, within operational and financial constraints
  • You must be prepared to prioritise and attend all training, development, mentoring sessions, plus other ad hoc meetings as requested by the Scheme Manager.

Are you the right candidate?

  • You must have demonstrable previous media production experience to apply
  • You must have strong organisational ability as well as creative production skills, with the ability to conduct in-depth research, build relationships and get to grips with a complex production schedule
  • The ideal candidate will have experience of working on high-quality output along with familiarity of research techniques and experience with verification of the accuracy of material and rights clearances required
  • You’ll work closely with experienced editorial staff to attain the skills, knowledge and experience detailed here and on the Assistant Producer job description (attached to the Trainee Assistant Producer job description)
  • The role requires knowledge of live studios, outside broadcasts and a real interest in the genre as well as an understanding of production skills and requirement of the role

Ready to apply?

  • To apply for this role, you will need to send a short video, filmed on your phone. To find out more about this click here
  • You will then need to fill in the application form
  • The closing date for applications is the 16th February 2020. Please note, this job is based in Salford.
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