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Story Producer


Reporting directly to the Producer and Executive Producer, we are looking for a skilled Story or Script Producer with considerable production experience to head up the Silent Witness editorial team going into the series' Silver Anniversary. You will have excellent storylining skills and the ability to hire and work with multiple writers to originate and craft unique standalone ideas and develop serial stories. You will also understand the opportunities and challenges of production and be able to adapt accordingly. You will need three years script editing experience and will be able to show highly developed editorial analytical skills. The ability to multitask and prioritise competing demands is essential. You will collaborate well with and understand how to lead a team. A good understanding and knowledge of Silent Witness is desirable. This role is ideal for candidates keen to acquire skills as a step towards becoming a Producer of HETV and you would be expected to support and stand in for the Producer where appropriate. BBC Studios Drama actively encourage and welcome applications from underrepresented groups from within the industry. Role Responsibility We are looking for an individual who will drive the development of authored, bold and innovative stories for Silent Witness, proactively working with new and established writers across current and future series. Senior script editor for the series To manage the editorial team, and move between research, development and production Support the Producer where appropriate. The Ideal Candidate Considerable production experience in a senior editorial role. Excellent storylining skills and originator of ideas. Track record of hiring and working with multiple writers across a long running series. Highly developed editorial analytical skills. Ability to communicate well under pressure. Understand and respond to budgetary and production limitations Wants to be part of a collaborative team. Generous with knowledge. Interest in acquiring further skills in step towards HETV Producer role PLEASE NOTE; Interviews will be taking place 16th and 17th December 2020 Package Description Band: D Contract type: 12 months FTC Location: TVC 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 (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more. The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely.

Date Approved


Deadline For Applications


Job Title

Story Producer






12 months



Minimum Experience

3+ Credits

Preferred Genre Experience

Not Specified

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