Head Development Current Affairs Jobs Vacancy at Bbc London
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Head Development Current Affairs Jobs Vacancy at Bbc London Jobs Details:
Current Affairs TV is facing a significant challenge in a world where audience habits are changing as fast as the digital world lets them. We need to ensure that our films have the creativity and ambition to make an impact in this ever changing world.
This is a senior role in the Current Affairs department and will be filled by an individual who has an established track record of working successfully in development. The role demands personal resilience, flexibility and endless enthusiasm.
Reporting to the Head of Current Affairs, you will work closely with the other senior editorial and managerial staff within the department, channel management, internal and external resource providers and other senior editorial figures in News and across the BBC.
As the Head of Development you will drive the development process within the department, making sure every idea is developed to its most ambitious iteration. You will be someone who can help build our creative culture and can deliver the best original journalism through innovative formats and creative story-telling as well as focus on winning commissions on BBC2 and BBC 3.
You will work with the Executive Editor, International Current Affairs to develop films for the strand, you need to be aware of and contribute to development plans across the rest of the department. You will also work closely with the Executive Producer-Commissions.
Are you the right candidate?
You will be someone who can demonstrate;
A track record in winning commissions for new programmes including one-off films, single series and returning series across a range of subjects and programme styles
Excellent leadership qualities including good interpersonal and team building skills and a collaborative approach to management
A sound understanding and clear demonstrable knowledge of National and International Current Affairs
A track record of developing new diverse talent
Sound knowledge of BBC editorial and commissioning processes
Awareness of current audience research and of topical issues and gaps within current TV output.
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Contract type: 5 month Fixed Term Contract / Attachment - Full time
Location: London, New Broadcasting House
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.
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