Researcher - Development (Entertainment & Music)

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Job Reference: BBC/TP/224227/49417
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Contract Details: 6 Month FTC / Attachment
Salary: Competative
Working Hours: Production Hours
Closing Date: 30/03/2020
Job Category: Content Production
BBC Region / Division: BBC Studios
BBC Business Unit: Studios - Ents, Music
Location: London

Package Description

Role: Researcher (Development), Entertainment & Music

Band: B

Base: Television Centre, London

Contract: 6 Month FTC / Attachment

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.

Job Introduction

Do you love a foxtrot and live for a key change, can you interrogate a quiz format and spot the next big comedy talent?

BBC Studios Entertainment & Music Development team are recruiting.

We’re looking for experienced Researchers to join our team.

We create Primetime Gameshows, Music Entertainment, Quiz shows, Reality Shows, Dating shows, Comedy Entertainment, Formatted Fact Ent and Talent Vehicles.  Come and join the creatives in the home of Entertainment.

Experience in developing entertainment and music shows is ideal but not essential. 

Main Responsibilities

Your duties will include -

  • Must have the ability to generate ideas from scratch.
  • Will be able to confidently use PowerPoint and/or Keynote
  • Will have the ability to write thorough pitch treatments
  • Have a good understanding and overview of the industry
  • Credited development experience is ideal but not essential
  • Have a keen interest on latest trends and cultural topics
  • Be able to manage and confidently execute run-throughs (Skills include script writing for channel run-throughs and question writing for quizzes)
  • Be able to confidently lead creative sessions
  • Basic edit experience (Adobe Premiere Pro) and PhotoShop skills a bonus

Are you the right candidate?

If this sounds like the role for you, please have a read of the full job description attached below and then click on the link to apply above.  Interviews will be starting soon!

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We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

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