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Distribution Analyst - Digital (World Service Business Development)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

World Service Business Development partners hundreds of organisations - from the biggest international digital brands to local radio stations.  We are an global team that generates income and delivers over 62% of the World Service audience.

This role will suit someone with good technical analytical skills and excellent communication. It’s a key role supporting the World Service’s syndication business to Africa TV partners. The successful candidate will also work on BAU workstreams across the delivery and Operations piece.

Applicants are not expected to have all the key skills. If you think you are a good fit and have potential to develop, please apply.

Role Responsibility

  • To work with Business Development, BBC Design and Engineering, and Distribution Management to implement and support effective digital delivery processes and support for World Service distribution partners.
  • To help maintain digital systems that will deliver content to international partners.
  • Ensure Africa TV content is delivered to partners – working with senior editorial figures, News Intake and other internal colleagues to trouble shoot issues
  • Input requirements into projects that will impact the external delivery of World Service content. Provide expertise in internet delivery methods and represent the World Service team on projects run by other BBC departments.
  • To implement and communicate improvement plans for digital delivery services to partners and document solutions and instructions for colleagues where appropriate.
  • Be involved in implementing partner tracking and monitoring solutions
  • Provide technical advice to World Service partners, and to work with Business Development as required to support commercial relationships.
  • Being the point of contact for partner digital delivery and training of new users on current and/or new systems. Working with BBC teams to ensure that the logging, reporting, and resolution of delivery issues are carried out in a timely manner

**For more info about this role, please refer to the Appendix in the Job Description.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role you will ideally have the following skills and experience:

You have a detailed working understanding of Ice Bucket, Jupiter, Satellite TV Delivery, Media Shuttle, JIRA and Confluence and experience of QCing BBC TV programmes.

You have an understanding of content production systems and content creation software. Strong working knowledge of digital audio and video systems, encoding and delivery of content digitally. Understanding of TV formats and their implications including HD is also required.

You have technical experience of APIs, content management systems and AV production software. And also proficiency with data formats including XML/RSS and JSON. Knowledge of Digital Rights Management and data protection law, including GDPR.

Experience of working with international partners in data poor countries, is desirable.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 6 months fixed term contract / attachment
Location: London (other UK locations considered)

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 (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

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About the Company

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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