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Assistant Producer, BBC Eye

Job Closing Date: 06/06/2024

Job Introduction

Delivering high impact investigative journalism that holds power to account is a strategic objective for the World Service. 

In the past few years, BBC Eye has become a global brand for fearless, pioneering and digital-savvy investigative journalism. The award-winning team has produced high impact original journalism about Eastern Europe and Eastern Asia for local language audiences and global audiences of BBC News. Their work has had outstanding real-world impact and has become, in many instances, the basis for international calls to action and investigations of human rights abuses by governments and global organisations. 

Main Responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced Assistant Producer with rich experience of undercover investigation, forensic journalism and longform documentary production. You will also support our executive/series producers in the production and rollout of longform investigative documentaries.

You’ll work closely with presenters where appropriate, ensuring they are properly briefed, and involving them in the editorial process, including scripting.  You’ll work closely with the production team to ensure every aspect of production is carefully planned so that filming and editing schedules ensure maximum productivity and programmes come in on budget.  You’ll lead and motivate researchers, ensuring they have clear and realistic objectives, giving clear briefings on research, story development, Infosec protocols, high-risk mitigation, post-production and impact.  You’ll collaborate with digital teams across BBC Output and Content areas to craft and lead an impactful rollout for our documentary investigations.

Are you the right candidate?

  • A strong track record of research and production on original investigative documentaries, preferably on international stories.
  • Can identify and select stories for investigative documentaries in a way which demonstrates strong journalistic skills and editorial judgement.
  • A track record of dealing with legal, editorial and high risk issues.
  • Fluency in our main target audience languages is very desirable – Eastern European or East Asian languages (especially Russian and Chinese).
  • A journalistic track record in areas related to our core audiences in Eastern Europe and East Asia is desirable.
  • Thorough understanding of the needs and profile of our target audiences across World Service and the ability to translate these into imaginative and compelling multi-platform content.
  • Strong knowledge of how to apply OSINT tools and techniques to investigative documentaries is desirable.  

Package Description

Job Reference: 12934
Band: C
Salary: £29,500 – £39,500 per annum depending on relevant skills, knowledge and experience + London Weighting.  The expected salary range for this role reflects internal benchmarking and external market insights.
Contract type: Permanent role

Location: Office Base is London

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