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Assistant Producer (Development)


We are looking for a Development AP for a one year contract to work in development for Factual Entertainment & Events. This particular role is focused on US facing development, working on ideas for US broadcasters and SVODs. Role Responsibility * Knowledge of the US market and experience developing for US networks, cable channels and the SVODs (including Netflix) will be a bonus. A seasoned UK Fact Ent developer without US experience will also be considered. * To support the development, management and creation content on a variety of platforms. * To work effectively with other departments, suppliers & partners (internal & external) ensuring the BBC maintains excellent relationships throughout. * To ensure all content is of a first class standard: thoroughly researched and accurate, in-keeping with audience needs and expectations. * To ensure that output complies with BBC editorial, technical, design and accessibility standards, and that BBC Health and Safety policy is observed. * To be technically proficient to the requirements of the role. * Direct and coordinate resources in a busy, production environment. * Nurture and develop junior members of the team * To ensure BBC output reflects the needs of our audiences. * Creative self-starter with initiative and tenacity and ability to see how their work fits in with the wider needs of department. * To use a variety of specialist production skills in a multi-skilled environment. The Ideal Candidate * Ideal candidates will have a proven track record in generating new Fact Ent series and reformatting existing ideas. * You will have excellent writing skills, be confident creating eye-catching decks and be comfortable using PowerPoint. * Previous experience working in unscripted/factual entertainment TV development * Experience in creating first class content. * Demonstrable experience of working in a broadcast or content production environment * Familiarity with research techniques and sources for the verification of the accuracy of material. * Experience of writing clear and concise material which may be used for briefs, scripts, or digital platforms. * Ability to use IT proficiently, including a range of software packages. * Experience of influencing, negotiating and communicating effectively both internally and with external agencies/partners. * A strong communicator and ability to simplify complex problems. Proven ability to influence decision-making at all levels and experience managing commercial and contractual relationships with third party suppliers and partners. * Effective planning and organising skills. Ability to concentrate on several areas of work at one time, prioritising, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting positively to changes and conflicting priorities. * Ability to prioritise a conflicting workload efficiently and to maintain standards of accuracy and attention to detail when working to deadlines or changing priorities.

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Job Title

Assistant Producer (Development)









Minimum Experience

3+ Credits

Preferred Genre Experience

Entertainment, Events, Factual, Factual Entertainment

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