Producer - BBC Radio 1Xtra


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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Permanent – Full Time
36195 - 56474
Working Hours:
35 hours
London - New Broadcasting House
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Content Production
BBC Region / Division:
Radio and Education
BBC Business Unit:
Radio - Radio 1 & Radio 1Xtra and Asian Network

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Continuing Contract (Permanent)
Location: 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. For more information go to

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Job Introduction

We are looking for a Producer who shares our love of radio to work on BBC Radio 1Xtra. If you love black music, youth culture and radio - then we are interested in hearing from you.  

This is a production position working for BBC Audio. BBC Audio devises, develops and delivers original content for the BBC. We produce podcasts, radio and music programs, deliver live events, provide creative services and forge partnerships. You can find out more about us here... 

We are the key suppliers of daytime and evening programmes across 1Xtra. Our portfolio includes 1Xtra Breakfast with Nadia Jae, Ace, Yasmin Evans, Reece Parkinson, DJ Target, Sian Anderson, Jeremiah Asiamah, Sir Spyro, Remi Burgz, Nick Bright, Lady Leshurr, Rampage, David Rodigan, Trevor Nelson and the 1Xtra Rap Show with Tiffany Calver.

1Xtra champions the best in new black music including R&B, afrobeats, hip hop, drill, grime, dancehall and more, from brand new artists to established names for a young UK audience. The network provides unmatched support for the UK music scene and new UK music acts. Our presenters and contributors are the voice of the Black British experience. 1Xtra is more than a radio station, producing special content for social accounts, Youtube, BBC iplayer and BBC Sounds, as well as major live music events and community outreach sessions.

Working closely together with Radio 1 and Asian Network, these stations look to connect the BBC with the next generation of young audiences and be the leading voice in young UK culture. 

The successful candidate will be working predominantly on 1Xtra programmes, but may also be required to work across the wider Radio 1, 1Xtra, and Asian Network production unit.

Main Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the development, planning and production of content on radio and a variety of digital platforms.
  • To make sound editorial decisions and offer advice, support and guidance to your production team, and know when to refer up to Senior Staff.
  • To interpret and deliver on creative briefs set by Senior Staff or Commissioners.
  • To effectively manage on-air presenting talent and talent relationships
  • To be responsible for live broadcasts, events and outside broadcasts. This will require technical responsibility for a self-operating studio, operating portable recording equipment, excellent audio editing skills, and ensuring the sound quality is of a high standard.
  • To use a variety of other specialist production skills in a multi-skilled environment. This includes editing and updating website pages, photography, creating and posting social content, short-form filming, and video editing, producing sound packages and music mixing.
  • To be a creative self-starter with initiative, tenacity and the ability to see how your work fits in with the wider needs of the department.
  • To ensure all content produced by your whole team is of a first-class standard: thoroughly researched, accurate, and in keeping with audience needs and expectations.
  • To ensure that output produced by your whole team complies with BBC editorial, legal, technical, design and accessibility standards, and that BBC Health and Safety policy is observed.
  • To work effectively with other departments, suppliers and partners (internal and external), ensuring the BBC maintains excellent relationships throughout.
  • To direct and coordinate resources in a busy production environment.
  • To nurture and develop members of your production team.

Are you the right candidate?

The Ideal Candidate

  • Is passionate and knowledgeable about black music and culture.
  • Is experienced in leading a team to make first-class content in a broadcast or content production environment.
  • Is technically proficient in live studio broadcasting and production in a self-operating radio studio and has excellent audio editing skills.
  • Is experienced in directing on-air radio presenters in a live environment.
  • Is able to understand the creative ambitions of the 1Xtra network and lead a team to deliver the best content for the 1Xtra audience.
  • Is able to generate creative ideas and develop fresh new approaches that will engage young diverse audiences.
  • Has effective planning and organising skills: the ability to schedule and prioritise people and activities to meet operational deadlines, and react positively to changes.
  • A strong communicator with the ability to influence decision-making at all levels.
  • Can manage positive working relationships with staff, contributors and talent.
  • Is familiar with research techniques and has experience of writing clear and concise material for briefs, scripts, or billings.
  • Has the ability to use IT proficiently, including a range of software packages.
  • Has working knowledge of a variety of social media and digital platforms
  • Has sound editorial judgment and understands the importance of the BBC’s editorial guidelines, compliance policies, and values regarding accuracy and impartiality.
  • Has experience of working to budgets and holding financial responsibility.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

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. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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