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Distribution Analyst

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Job Introduction

World Service Business Development is responsible for securing reach and commercial relationships with global partners, supplying them with World Service content. We also provide and operate key digital systems to support content delivery to these partners.


We seek a Distribution Analyst to manage these digital delivery systems and be the key technical point of contact for our international team. 

Role Responsibility

This position will need you to work with BBC Design and Engineering and Distribution Management to implement and support effective digital delivery processes for World Service distribution partners.


You’ll input requirements into projects that will impact the external delivery of World Service content, provide expertise in internet delivery methods and implement and communicate plans for the improvement of digital delivery services to partners.


You’ll be involved in implementing audience tracking and monitoring solutions, provide technical advice to World Service partners, and work as required to support commercial and reach deals.


This role will also require you to train new users on current and/or new systems, coupled with working with BBC teams to ensure that the logging, reporting, and resolution of delivery issues are carried out in a timely manner.


You will also be expected to be the Business Development contact for BBC Engineering Operations, BBC D&E, 24/7 Operations and third-party suppliers. You’ll manage the relationship between various support teams, both inside the BBC and externally, and develop an understanding of the technical and editorial environment.


You’ll liaise with internal and external suppliers for the provision of digital technology services for Business Development, including taking part in the relevant procurement processes for new services.

The Ideal Candidate

This role will expect you to have considerable experience of diagnosing, logging, tracking and fixing technically complex problems across a variety of hardware and software platforms.


You will have an understanding of content production systems and content creation software, along with a strong working knowledge of digital audio and video systems, encoding and delivery of content digitally.


You’ll have the ability to communicate risks and issues timely and appropriately, have excellent digital project management skills with knowledge and experience in Agile methodologies.


This position will also require strong decision-making ability, and experience identifying potential sources of risk and their impact on project success.


You will work closely with product development teams to develop, test, deliver and rollout new software, add value in technical discussions about design and implementation, and work with product and project teams to prioritise goals in the delivery roadmap.


You will also have technical experience of APIs, content management systems and AV production software, be proficient with data formats including XML/RSS and JSON and ideally have an understanding of Digital Rights Management and data protection law. 


You’ll be familiar with World Service output and editorial priorities, and ideally the technical challenges facing online delivery of multilingual content, including the rendering and presentation of languages in complex scripts along with the ability to apply sound editorial judgement.

Package Description

Grade: 7 Proposed Band C

Location: London

Contract: 12 month attachment/fixed term contract.  


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. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC. 


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