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Talent Executive - Natural History Unit
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Job Introduction

BBC Studios is a powerhouse of bold British television content, leading the way in creative storytelling, known and celebrated around the world for the quality of its programs. Launched as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BBC in 2018, merging with the commercial and distribution arm BBC Worldwide, BBC Studios works with customers around the world in generating financial returns for license fee payers. It generates revenues of £1.4bn and returns over £200 million annually to the BBC Group.

Working with the best British writers, directors and program-makers, BBC Studios champions British creativity, crafting over 2500 hours of content every year through seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. And that’s not all. BBC Studios are a committed partner to the UK’s thriving independent production community, as well as other broadcasters and digital platforms, delivering content that showcases the best of British talent, stamped with the hallmark of quality. 

BBC Studios is the most awarded Production Company and the biggest independent producer in the UK. One of its foremost production hubs, the Natural History Unit is seeking a skilled Talent Executive to help discover and nurture key creative talent for some of its best loved shows produced from its Bristol base.

BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit (NHU) is the leading producer of wildlife programming, creating award-winning content with a world class reputation. 

Our output ranges from ambitious landmarks (Green Planet, Dynasties, and the forthcoming Frozen Planet II) to children’s programming (Deadly Dinosaurs and Andy’s Adventures), as well as ground-breaking adventure, formatted, presenter-led, feature docs and event programming such as Endangered for Discovery, The Year The Earth Changed for Apple TV+ and the BAFTA-winning Springwatch for the BBC. 

Role Responsibility

The Talent team which supports that business provides a top class recruitment search and outreach function for all the content delivered from BBC Studios.  The Talent team forms part of the HR service, working directly with program-makers to find & attract the best and most inclusive talent in the business.

We are currently looking for a Talent Executive with a strong knowledge of the UK / US broadcast TV and content production market - with particular focus on the talent pool in and around Bristol - to join the team on a twelve month fixed term basis. This role is centred on editorial production recruitment for a range of programming, to include landmark natural history; adventure; live; formatted and presenter-led programmes as well as supporting with development hires. 

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will not only have a background in content production and an extensive knowledge of this area, but will also understand how to apply and source a fully inclusive off-screen talent drive to support the productions, both on a forward planned and fast-turnaround basis.

We welcome applications from talent executives with experience in this genre. However, you don’t need to have a talent background in order to apply. This role could suit a series producer, producer or production manager with an interest and aptitude for finding and bringing on the best talent.

You will need considerable experience of the genre, detailed knowledge of the latest natural history output and a current, established network of programme-makers. You will need to have detailed knowledge of the key natural history production companies and US / UK content providers.

You will also have experience of building and managing teams and a keen interest in increasing and championing diversity and inclusion within BBC Studios.


Job ID 36154501776 Date posted 13/09/2022 Location Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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