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Production Co-ordinator, Arabic Hub - News & Planning, Digital

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

Job Introduction

This is an exciting opportunity for a Production Coordinator to join the Arabic Hub. This position reports directly to the Production Manager but will also work closely with Senior Editors and assistant Editors within the Online and Online Video and Digital team. Based in London,BBC Arabic provides news, current affairs and programmes on radio, TV and online to Arabic speaking audiences in the Middle East and across the world, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The output is modern in style and outlook and adheres to BBC values of accuracy and impartiality. It has broad appeal, free from commercial, political and religious affiliations or pressures. BBC Arabic reaches a weekly audience of approximately 44 million across platforms and provides one quarter of output across the entire World Service. We are an innovative and forward thinking department which not only caters for MENA region but also has solid partnerships across the BBC and with external organisations.’

Role Responsibility

This position reports directly to the Production Manager but will also work closely with Editors and the Online, Online Video and digital production teams.

You will be ensuring the effective and efficient management of resources, including staffing through the accurate recording of information, adhering to the guidelines, policy and budget within your own authorisation limits and escalating any risks and/or unresolved issues promptly. You will also be working closely with the Online teams based in Cairo, Beirut and Amman dealing with visas, duty trips and expenses.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Proven knowledge of the processes involved with engaging freelances and making smartbook payments.
  • Experience within an Online Digital environment and an interest in news in the Middle East.
  • Significant experience and knowledge of making payments to foreign countries using SAP.
  • Known recent experience of dealing with rotas, schedules and timesheets using systems such as Allocate, ScheduAll, Arena or Team Pay.
  • Proven experience of using Excel, Outlook, pivot tables and other Microsoft office applications is essential.

Package Description

Band: B

Contract: Continuing contract

Location: London

Intended Interview date: 17th February, 2020

You are eligible to apply for an internal role if you are either on a BBC Continuing (Permanent) contract, a BBC Fixed Term contract, a casual contract or freelance contract and you have worked continuously for 6 months. 

  • 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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.


Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK.

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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