Assistant Producer

  • Temporary
  • Salford, UK
  • 16/08/2022

BBC Studios

Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 1+ years

BBC Studios’ Kids & Family portfolio boasts some of the most exciting and successful local and global franchises in the world, with BAFTA and International Emmy winning craft and storytelling. Working with a mix of established talent and new and diverse voices including Dame Jaqueline Wilson, Julia Donaldson and Laura Henry-Allain and best in class on-screen talent like Rosamund Pike, Javonne Prince and Tamsin Greig, its hugely popular shows include Blue Peter, JoJo & Gran Gran, My Mum Tracy Beaker, Ferne and Rory, Something Special, Bluey, Hey Duggee and Sarah & Duck.

BBC Studios Kids & Family are looking for an experienced and accomplished Studio Assistant Producer to join the Blue Peter team for a 5 month role.

Blue Peter is CBBC’s flagship brand, packed full of challenges, celebrities, and things to do.

Every week we encourage kids to join in, find out new stuff, be creative and adventurous. The attitude of the show is one of positivity, motivation, about caring for yourself and others and living your best life. We want everyone that watches to feel in the club; our presenters are their friends and kids (just like them) are some of the biggest stars of the show.

We want to continue to encourage and inspire our audience to join in, contact us and earn their badges.

Role Responsibility

To be a successful studio AP on Blue Peter, you’ll have flair for coming up with factual entertainment ideas. You’ll be able to develop and pitch features on a weekly basis, creating items that are innovative, entertaining, interactive and informative. You should be able to demonstrate a great understanding of and empathy for, the interests and passions of modern British children and be interested in a wide range of general subjects. You’ll have excellent script writing skills and wide-ranging experience of scripting for studio items.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for an individual with substantial previous experience as an AP on a studio TV programme, with detailed scripting and production skills; and able to cast and work closely with talent contributors.

You will also have a proven experience of the following:

  • Planning and scripting the best possible factual entertainment content, with the ability to track down fantastic contributors who connect with our audience
  • Writing studio scripts.
  • Managing teams.
  • Experience of working with a craft editor
  • Live experience preferable
  • Experience in booking high profile talent / working with external partners
  • Working under pressure in a busy studio environment.
  • Risk assessment and awareness of legal/ insurance considerations
  • A thorough knowledge of Children’s audience, Blue Peter and what will work well for the brand.
  • Experience of working with children would be beneficial.
  • Attention to detail and strong editorial judgement for ideas development
  • Good understanding of television production techniques and procedures

To apply for this job please visit careers.bbcstudios.com.

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