Producer - BBC Scotland Sport

Job Reference: BBC/TP/623870/33647
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed term
Salary: Within Grade
Working Hours: 35
Closing Date: 06/01/2019
Job Category: Journalism
BBC Region / Division: Nations and Regions
BBC Business Unit: Content - Sport
Location: Glasgow

Package Description

Based Glasgow.

FTC/Attachment until May 2020

The BBC recognises that flexible working can benefit both the employee and the BBC as it can create a range of employment opportunities to suit both changing operational needs and the needs of individuals.  We will, therefore, consider flexible working requests for this vacancy.   Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.  

For recruitment queries, please contact Debbie McCann –

Any offer of employment will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK


Job Introduction

2018 has been an exciting year for BBC Scotland Sport with the expansion of our digital services and 2019 is gearing up to be quite a year with increased Scottish Cup, SPFL Championship and international match coverage and the launch of a new TV channel providing opportunities to broaden our content and extend reach to new audiences.

BBC Sport is at the heart of the world’s major sporting events. Our Sports News, Radio Sport and Interactive teams help make sure that every day, throughout the year our audiences are served with all the stories surrounding every sport as well as providing world class coverage of the events themselves.

Main Responsibilities

You will take editorial responsibility for content and ensure compliance processes are understood and adhered to. You will play an active role in promoting content and ideas with other BBC genres and non-Sport outputs, and with marketing and communications.

The applicant will have significant editorial responsibility and will be expected to output weekly programmes as well as plan ahead for the season. The applicant will be expected to drive the creative vision for the show, formulate their own ideas and produce running orders for the shows alongside managing the week to week pre-production and budgets.

As part of a wider team you will manage our on-air talent as well as the programme production team.   You will liaise with other producers across the department to plan and manage resources and budgets and deploy staff.

Are you the right candidate?

The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in television, radio and/or multi-media production as a Sports Producer or Journalist.  You will have proven editorial judgement, flair and the ability to make valid decisions quickly.

A team player and key editorial leader you’ll be able to look beyond your own programme to ensure your leadership skills and creativity have a positive impact on other areas of our output.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills and a genuine love of sport with a desire to work collaboratively to build a strong and successful team.

Experience of working with on-screen talent is essential.

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