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Job Introduction

***You must be authorized to work in the United States to be considered for this role.

At BBC News, we aim to help people understand the world around them, make informed choices, and take an active part in society and democracy. 

BBC StoryWorks is the commercial content studio of BBC Global News. We build on the BBC’s award-winning expertise in creating compelling film and video, thought-provoking written journalism, and innovative digital content, and our instinctive ability to seek out stories that capture audiences’ attention and inspire people across the globe.


We’re looking for creative minds to join the team and develop fresh ideas for smart, innovative content and experiences that will resonate with BBC audiences and help our partners achieve their messaging objectives. Join us and be an essential part of the world’s most trusted news gathering organization.

Purpose of the role

The Project Manager, Branded Content will oversee the on-time and on-budget execution and delivery of custom digital campaigns--including custom content (articles + videos), custom development (web page design + development), and custom creative (promotional drivers, social units)--for BBC StoryWorks, BBC’s global branded content division.

Principal Accountabilities

The Project Manager, Branded Content will serve as the main point of contact for the client, external partners, and internal stakeholders providing ongoing project status updates, timelines, action items, and deliverables.

Role Responsibility


  • Collaborate across internal BBC Studios (including sales, content strategists, editorial, product development, ad ops, marketing, social media, research, etc.) to ensure programs are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Develop comprehensive project timelines and deliverable schedules for new content programs signed with commercial partners.
  • Work with the campaign optimization analyst to monitor the campaign’s performance success, in accordance with budgets and client KPIs, to ensure all programs are tracking to meet the campaign goals.
  • Manage relationships with various third-party vendors and contributors (ex. production companies, freelance writers, talent) recruited to help build deliverables for individual content programs.
  • Work with the project coordinator to process all project-related contracts, including those with talent, freelancers, researchers, etc... to ensure all vendors are paid on time and in accordance with their contracts.

Scope & Impact

  • Deliver exceptional client service and communication throughout the entire project lifecycle including facilitating client-facing meetings, creating project timelines, trafficking approvals and deliverables, ensuring campaign KPIs are being met, and reconciling budgets.
  • Lead and deliver client and partner communications to provide visibility and clarity to the BBC Studios content and production processes including compliance sign-offs, content production, approvals, and launch steps, as well as discuss overall campaign performance.

The Ideal Candidate

As a global business, diversity, equity, and inclusion among team members is essential to our success. We therefore encourage highly skilled candidates from traditionally under-represented groups to submit their applications, even if they don’t check absolutely every box on our list of desired work experience.


  • Exceptional written, verbal, and presentational communication skills.
  • Agile mindset and dedicated to continuous improvement.
  • Great sense of humor, self-motivated, and the ability to both collaborate with a team and work independently

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to build trusted working relationships with clients and internal stakeholders by actively listening, anticipating needs, and using others-focused communication.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, risk-assess, prioritize, and problem solve.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate detailed information in a high-pressure environment.

Professional Experience

  • 4-6 years of experience managing and building relationships with internal and external clients as a project lead for large-scale, high-value multi-platform campaigns.
  • Experience overseeing the goals, timelines, and execution of various forms of content production and distribution (Ex. video production, editorial content, interactive digital platforms, social media amplification)
  • Strong understanding of the following:
    • Digital media landscape (including social)
    • Innovative digital storytelling products, platforms, and distribution channels
    • Campaign performance KPIs and reporting


Compensation information: $60,000 - $80,000. Dependent on experience & market conditions.

**This range is not inclusive of a comprehensive bonus, flexible, hybrid working schedule and comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to: 100% BBCS covered medical and dental insurance for employees and their dependents, vision, competitive 401(k) match, mental health, gym reimbursement, pet insurance, commuter benefits.

Job ID 39000921136 Date posted 01/12/2022 Location New York, New York, United States
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