Junior Production Manager, BBC Studios NHU

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Job Reference: BBC/TP/126/46033
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Salary: Within range
Working Hours: 35
Closing Date: 08/12/2019
Job Category: Content Production
BBC Region / Division: BBC Studios
BBC Business Unit: Studios - NHU
Location: Bristol

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Fixed term/attachment
Location: Bristol

We are looking for 1 Junior PM to work on Eden, a new mini landmark Natural History series.

Start date: Jan 2020 to approx. Nov 2020 to cover filming period. This may be extended according to production requirements up to 12 months.

Interviews are expected to be held w/b 16/12/19

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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

Job Introduction

BBC Studios Natural History Unit produces a range of technically challenging live shows, features based documentaries and super-landmark series such as Alaska Live, Autumnwatch and Seven Worlds, One Planet.

We are looking for a Junior Production Manager who has a wealth of natural history filming experience to support the production team in producing this exciting new Landmark series for BBC America.

Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for scheduling, budgeting and managing the production(s) in line with divisional requirements
  • Responsible for identifying and sourcing appropriate resource and location requirements for the production(s) at the earliest possible stage.
  • Ensures compliance with BBC policies, guidelines, legislative and regulatory requirements, in order to minimise the BBC’s exposure to risk and to deliver value for money through effective and efficient management of people and resources.
  • Accountable for ensuring all necessary rights are acquired for the complete delivery of the production(s), escalating any issues at the earliest stage.   
  • Accountable for resolving any operational and financial issues commensurate with the role.
  • Manages or contributes to the financial and operational performance of the production(s), based on expert knowledge and accurate financial information.
  • Responsible for preparing, managing and monitoring production budgets, and for forecasting and reporting progress in line with best practice.  Assessing financial viability of content ideas that may arise during production.
  • Ensures production teams are aware of, and adhere to the processes for fully and accurately capturing and managing metadata in line with BBC guidelines and policies.
  • Contributes to the identification of training and development needs of direct reports and ensures performance management arrangements are in place.
  • Maintains a safe and healthy working environment at all times, escalating any issues or areas of concern.
  • Proactively looks for ways of improving efficiency within production, promotes diversity and champions the rationale for new ways of working and/or for adopting new production related technology. 
  • Responsible for efficiently and effectively deploying approved technologies on the production(s)
  • Supports other internal departments with the implementation of their strategies (e.g. HR, Workplace, Procurement, Finance, etc)
  • Responsible for liaising with Asset Management on IT requirements both in the office and on location, and ensuring that those who are joining, moving or leaving the department are equipped appropriately with the correct IT.
  • Contributing to, and helping to implement, practical actions to reduce environmental impact throughout production

Are you the right candidate?

  • Up-to-date knowledge of the BBC and the wider industry.
  • Considerable experience of delivering a range of TV productions across a range of output or genres and including natural history, on time and on budget.
  • Experience of monitoring and managing Health & Safety on a production
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of end-to-end multi-platform production with a level of technical understanding to enable the most efficient production of content.
  • Effective project management skills and proven experience of delivering projects.
  • Able to advise on production systems and support the implementation of new technologies on productions.
  • Able to manage interpersonal relationships effectively and work collaboratively within a diverse team.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to establish and maintain effective relations with a wide range of contacts.                 
  • Proven track record of being organised and responsive in fast paced environments
  • Demonstrates strong organisational and planning skills and manages conflicting demands to meet deadlines.
  • Able to proactively devise new ideas for working more efficiently
  • Sufficient negotiating skills to influence, manage and negotiate deals and contracts in line with BBC policies and guidelines.
  • Demonstrates team leadership skills, able to lead, develop and motivate teams across a range of output.
  • Demonstrable business and finance skills, able to create, forecast and manage significant production resource and budgets. Able to interpret an editorial brief, explain commissioning requirements and suggest ideas for maximising the value from productions

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