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Producer, BBC Asian Network (BBC Audio), London

London, GB
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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Media and Publishing
Contract Type
Full Time

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Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: 12 month FTC / Attachment
Location: London
Salary: £39,390 - £45,000 depending on relevant skills, knowledge and experience. The expected salary range for this role reflects internal benchmarking and external market insights.

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 negotiable salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 25 days annual leave with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

Freelancers are eligible to apply for an internal role if they are on a Worker Contract and they have worked continuously for 6 months. If they have worked for less than 6 months continuously or have a break of 3 weeks or more between engagements, they must seek Divisional HR approval to apply for an internal role prior to submitting an application.

If they are unsure which contract they are on, they can speak to their booker or the HR BP, however if it helps - both a PAYE freelance or Modus Gross contract is considered a Worker contract and covered by the Worker terms found here .

Job Introduction

BBC Asian Network is the UK's biggest Asian multi-platform radio station celebrating British Asian identity - the culture, music and conversation that influence British Asians today.

We are looking for a Producer who is passionate about our content and shares our love of radio to join the team and work across Asian Network Evenings for 12 months.

The successful candidate will produce Bobby Friction and Pritt on BBC Asian Network.

If you have an excellent understanding of these shows as well as the culture relevant to the Asian Network audience, are tapped into popular youth culture and trends especially music, social media and radio - then we are interested in hearing from you.

This is a production position working for BBC Audio. BBC Audio devises, develops and delivers original content for the BBC. We produce radio and music programmes, podcasts, deliver live events, provide creative services and forge partnerships. You can find out more about us here:

We are the key suppliers of daytime and evening programmes across Asian Network, Radio 1 and 1Xtra. Our portfolio includes Asian Network Breakfast with Nikita Kanda, Haroon Rashid, Bobby Friction, Noreen Khan, Pritt, Nadia Ali and many more.

These stations look to connect the BBC with the next generation of young audiences and be the leading voice in UK youth culture.

Main Responsibilities

The successful candidate will work on Asian Network programmes, but may also be required to work across the wider Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network production unit. Producers are responsible for creating music or speech content for live and pre-recorded programmes as well as events and outside broadcasts across the three networks. As a Producer, you're expected to collaborate with others to deliver creative ideas and shows to a brief set by Network.

Are you the right candidate?

You'll need a passion for youth culture and a deep understanding of the culture and heritage relevant to the young Asian Network audience. You'll be knowledgeable about the music played on the Asian Network and have relevant experience working in radio. You will be driven by creativity, with strong editorial instincts and the leadership skills to spearhead a team in delivering compelling, ambitious and distinctive content for young diverse audiences.

In addition to excellent creative skills, you will be a strong communicator, have excellent planning and organisational abilities and be able to prioritise activities to meet operational deadlines. High-quality content production skills including live radio studio operation and audio editing is essential.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic 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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