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ELT Producer- World Service

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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 teaching English on Social Media in a personal or private capacity and 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.

A native or near native speaker knowledge of Thai is desirable (but not essential). 

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Full Time Permanent 
Location: London- New Broadcasting House

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.

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