Researcher, BBC Music Day

Job Reference: BBC/TP/7235/38075
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Contract Details: 5 month attachment/fixed term contract
Salary: Within Job Pay Range
Working Hours: 35
Closing Date: 14/04/2019
Job Category: Content Production
BBC Region / Division: Radio and Education
BBC Business Unit: Radio - HQ
Location: Salford

Package Description

Band:                  B
Contract type:     5 month attachment/fixed term contract
Location:             Dock House, MediaCity UK

The contract will run from: 20th May – 11th October 2019 

Interviews will be held on: 24th / 25th April 2019

Application Instructions:  

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Job Introduction

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants. Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

The fifth BBC Music Day takes place on Thursday September 26th 2019 with events and broadcasts across the week. The centrepiece for this year’s activity is a celebration of music and wellbeing; the power of music to inspire, to bring us together and make a positive impact.

Across network radio, BBC Radio presenters will be finding out why music makes us feel good with special guests, inspirational live sessions and playlists for wellbeing.

With its focus on music & wellbeing, BBC Music Day 2019 will kick start its ambitious campaign to bring music to everyone with dementia by 2020, working with all the major organisations in the field of dementia to change lives through music.

And BBC Music Day’s signature events – transport takeovers, choirs, pop up gigs by celebrity and local artists and irreverent musical reversions of BBC TV favourites will all be part of the celebrations. Get Singing will return, bigger and louder, with twice as many primary schools joining in. 

With support from celebrity ambassadors and organisations including the Arts Council, Music Education Hubs, music organisations, charities and local councils, BBC Music Day is now an annual fixture in the calendar, celebrating our diverse musical talent, forging new musical collaborations and inspiring new connections.

Main Responsibilities

We are looking for a bright, capable Researcher with TV, radio, online, digital and events experience, ideally in Music. Preferably you will have previously worked on a large multi platform project involving teams from across the UK and be a self-shooter.

The Researcher will report into the BBC Music Day Commissioner and the Production Manager, ensuring delivery is on time and within budget.  

Are you the right candidate?

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Ideas development in Radio, TV and digital (essential)
  • Experience of turning brilliant ideas into successful events & broadcasts (essential)
  • Ability to come up with appropriate ideas and encouraging diverse internal production teams to produce content to support and celebrate BBC Music Day across TV, radio and digital
  • Outstanding stakeholder liaison skills (essential) - developing and maintain excellent relationships with internal and external BBC Music Day partners
  • TV and Radio production experience (essential)
  • Online experience
  • Digital content production (essential)
  • Understanding of and experience in employing social media strategies
  • Strong interest in music & wide knowledge of different genres from pop to rock to classical

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, sexuality, social 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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