Our Assistant Producer (AP) for BBC TV Sport News will cover a range of duties in this role. From writing and voicing scripts and material for TV and Radio Broadcast to working in a self-op environment and producing packages for various outlets – such as Sports News bulletins, World News, network News bulletins, or Sport Online. This is a varied role where the successful AP will also be expected to generate ideas and material that can work across all platforms in order to maximise impact and efficiencies.
As part of this role the AP will be expected find and brief contributors for live and edited inserts/stories and in some cases interview them for broadcast, they will also produce a reporter or presenter usually in the studio but occasionally on location.
While this is their primary role, they may also be asked to work across different programmes, outputs or platforms.
The Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate strong editorial judgement and solid journalistic skills. They will be able to write quickly, accurately and succinctly, and understand how to find and generate sports news journalism stories that can work on TV Sports News and across other platforms.
You will be adept at desk top editing, packaging fast turn-round pieces, producing graphics, planning and arranging for news journalists and guests to appear live on our output.
The job will often be unsupervised and require a large degree of initiative and common sense with the high editorial, journalism and production values expected by the BBC.
Assistant Producers on World TV News will also be expected to work on ad hoc programming and commercial projects from the planning stage through to editing and also support Presenters and our shoot edit producers who may be covering events.
You will be expected to work across a shift pattern that includes early starts, late finishes, some overnights and regular weekend working.
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1 x 6 Month FTC / Attachment
Grade 7 / Band C