BBC Three’s purpose is to innovate and take risks with original UK content and new British talent that appeals to young people. It is what we do and will always do. But since its launch 12 years ago the landscape has changed – that was before Facebook, Google, YouTube Netflix, Snapchat, Sky+, Buzzfeed and Vice, and before digital switchover, smartphones, connected TVs, broadband and 3G.
Young people now have multiple sources of content and numerous ways in which to consume content. Technology now allows levels of engagement that were unimaginable 12 years ago. To offer young people what they want today, and meet the needs of young people tomorrow and in the future BBC Three needs to innovate with new forms of content and new ways of working.
That’s where you come in. BBC Three is looking for a team of highly creative individuals with a passion for developing ideas and producing content for BBC Three’s target audience. You should also have experience and knowledge of operating within online digital teams.
BBC three will still make TV shows like Murdered By My Boyfriend, Life And Death Row, Cuckoo, and Murder In Succesville but there’s a need to be as good at making new forms of content that young people want – short form video, the written word, animations, pictures – on the areas young people told us they wanted BBC three to concentrate on. Content that makes you think and makes you laugh.
In 2014, plans were announced to reinvent BBC Three and move online. Final approval is pending but whatever the decision BBC Three has been tasked with experimenting with new ways of reaching audiences across a growing range of platforms.
The following job specifications are intended to reflect the nature, range and context of the work. It identifies the main requirements of the role, but is not an exhaustive list of duties.
The roles will be based in the Shepherds Bush in West London but you may be required to travel to locations across the UK. In general normal office hours will apply. However, the nature of the role means a flexible approach to working will be necessary.
- Assistant Content Producer – Reporting to the Content Producer, you will primarily be responsible for developing, producing and publishing original digital content for the BBC Three audience in the form of video, images, graphics, audio and text. You will research and recommend new trends that you think BBC Three should be reflecting in its digital output. Creating content in line with the social calendar and for upcoming events and moments significant to the 16-34 year audience is a key part of this role. You will closely monitor performance on social media channels and use content production tools such as Photoshop and Premier regularly…Find out more
- Content Producer – Reporting to the Daily Content Editor, you will primarily be responsible for delivering digital content for BBC Three on a daily basis and contributing to the development of new output. You will be involved in generating and researching ideas for programmes and pitching for commissions, taking editorial responsibility for the planning and effective production of specific content on multiple platforms. You will manage the production and editorial tone of original material in the form of video, text, images and audio… Find out more
- Content Producer (Supervisor) – Your overall role is to support the Daily Content Editor in the running of the daily team including its operation, planning, commissioning and resourcing of daily content creation for a wide range of BBC and third party social platforms, in multiple forms and across genres. You will manage and supervise submissions, commissions and productions from pipeline partners and third party suppliers. The Content Producer Supervisor will originate and develop new and exciting content ideas for BBC and social platforms. You will produce and publish digital content for the BBC Three audience in the form of video, images, graphics, audio and text which can be used across social media channels… Find out more