Researcher Vacancies – CBBC Fantasy Adventure Show @ BBC (Glasgow)

Deadline: 22 February 2017

Salary: Competitive

Contract: 5/6 months

Starts: March/April 2017

BBC Children’s is looking for Researchers for a CBBC Fantasy Adventure Show.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a challenge show that combines an engaging narrative with thrilling games and fantasy role play.

It adopts the traditional values of a past gone era and culture. Honour, fair play, bravery, competition and heroism are at the core of the brand and this combined with character role play against the stunning setting of the natural world make it unmissable content.

The challenges take place out of doors in spectacular surroundings, which, regardless of the weather conditions, provide a stunning backdrop. The games can be physically and/or mentally demanding. Games are not only challenging, exciting and fun, but creative and original.

We are looking to recruit Researchers who have proven experience in producing fantastic factual entertainment content for children.

Role Responsibility

Collaboration – working effectively with other staff and external partners in a professional and productive manner.  To take a dynamic role in this challenging project which involves working as part of a team.

Casting – finding and supporting child contributor  To ensure that the contributors reflect the diversity of the CBBC audience

To ensure all content is of a first class standard: thoroughly researched and accurate, aligning with audience needs and expectations and in line with the departmental ambition of inspiring a life full of learning.  Ensuring all research information relevant to the project/content is up to date, in depth and 100% accurate

Audience awareness – using and promoting latest audience insight to ensure content is appropriate and engaging.

To research developments in the formal education sector and ideas for topical content or programmes.

Technology awareness – the ability to work with new and emerging technologies to deliver content to audiences in effective way.  The ability to embrace new ways of working.

Ensure copyrights & contracts comply with BBC requirements.

The Ideal Candidate

Previous experience as a children’s factual entertainment researcher is essential.

Knowledge and understanding of the child licensing process and child working hours imperative.

Experience of casting for diverse child contributors imperative.

Should have experience of briefing and looking after child contributors and/or presenters on location.

Good understanding of the potential of multi-platform and an aptitude to learn online skills preferred.  Should also have a genuine interest in developing compelling integrated content for the programme /series.
Must have experience of brainstorming ideas for children’s programmes and contributing to scripts. Must be able to evaluate information and material and present it to the Directors and Series Producer in an appropriate form.

Self-shooting skills are essential. Must also have experience of collating file-based material from second cameras and/or G-Pro footage.

A thorough understanding of the clearance of all copyright material, including archive, music and stills is essential.

Please click here to apply via the BBC careers website.