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ELT Producer - Indian Languages

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

Job Introduction

BBC Learning English is an award-winning department of the BBC World Service devoted to English language teaching. The service provides resources and activities for teachers and students, primarily through its own and partner websites. It also produces radio and TV programmes which go out on some of the BBC World Service's language services and partner stations.


Role Responsibility

As part of a multimedia English Language Teaching (ELT) team of producers, and reporting to the Team Leader, you will originate research, prepare, produce and present English language teaching items, packages, interviews, discussions, complete programmes, and features, for radio, TV, the Internet and other media forms.  You will ensure that any programme material for which you are responsible is strongly audience and learner focused, and meets the standards required by the BBC.

Shift work may be required which could include nights, weekends and public holidays.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who has a DELTA or equivalent English language teaching qualification with recent and substantial experience teaching English as a foreign language to adults in a language school setting (preferably non-UK).  You must have native speaker knowledge of British English including complete comprehension in written and spoken forms.

You will also need to have recent experience in the production of English as a foreign language multimedia learning materials for online and social media environments.  Strong technical knowledge, particularly the use of content management systems and online tools (e.g. image, audio and video manipulation) is essential for the role.  The ability to present audio and video features would be an advantage.

With a great understanding of differing global audiences and differing levels of English comprehension you will have the ability to write, adapt and edit ELT materials with accuracy, clarity and style suitable for broadcasting or online content.

In addition, you will need to have good interpersonal skills, in particular the ability to work collaboratively within a team and to motivate others. A good knowledge of and interest in, international and British current affairs as well as a thorough knowledge of the aims, objectives and standards of BBC World Service is also essential.

Experience of teaching English in India is desirable.

Package Description

Grade 7

Contract: Continuing

Job share and part-time applications are welcome for this role.  Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.

  • You are eligible to apply for this role if you are either on a BBC Continuing (Permanent) contract or a BBC Fixed Term contract. 
  • If you are on a casual or freelance contract you can apply subject to evidence that you have worked at the BBC continuously for 6 months at the point of your application. You should detail these dates in your application.
  • If you have worked for less than 6 months continuously or are within the first six months of your BBC employment then you must have Divisional HR approval to apply for an internal role. If you are unsure which contract you are on, please speak to your Line Manager or BBC HR on 0370 024 3477.
  • Any applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered.

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.


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