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Video Compliance Specialist, Global Operations
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Job Introduction

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

The North American arm of the Global Operations team provides daily support to the region’s businesses and sales teams, operating as a key support group for content fulfilment and delivery.  Members of the Operations team provide the technical expertise and perform the media services required to successfully complete every deal, partner agreement, and transaction conducted in the pursuit of the organization’s annual revenue targets. The Video Compliance Specialist role would support the Sr. Operations Manager position with an operational function to comply programming specifically sold by the NA sales business and other content such as BBC Select and BritBox to ease the workload that would otherwise be limited to the UK Compliance team. Programmes that require compliance modifications would be edited by this position to be used by the NA business for current and future sales deals with the aim of creating masters that are fully compliant with BBC values and standards and regulatory bodies in the relevant markets. This role would also be responsible for ad break selection and editorial placement into programmes that are a necessity for FAST Channels and other businesses.

Role Responsibility

  • Comply content for FAST Channels, BBC Select, and other Businesses’ platform portfolio in NA and globally
  • Make log notes about the programme content
  • Make sound editorial decisions when editing content to specific ad-breaks, ensuring that there is continuity in the editorial and that edited content continues to be engaging to viewers
  • Apply content warnings and age restrictive classifications appropriate for the Americas region
  • Construct better organizational workflows in the service of a compliance task list
  • Respond to compliance-related content queries from UK Compliance teams

Scope & Impact

  • Decide how to reversion programme content including making significant edits for time whilst maintaining the editorial integrity of the programme
  • Assess and version archive material to ensure that the best and most commercially beneficial versions are available to the business
  • Maintain an audit trail of any referred compliance decisions
  • Review content after edit sessions to ensure that all requested edits have been completed
  • Live and embrace BBCS values
  • Maintain good working relationships with counterparts in BBC Studios overseas and be an ambassador for compliance in all territories
  • Provide presentations to Compliance Unit and other Units within BBC Studios


  • Lead meetings between departments such as NA Sales and UK Compliance
  • Support the NA Senior Compliance Advisor, in their areas of specialism and provide cover in their absence
  • Support the NA Senior Compliance Advisor in the assessment of new content to ensure timely delivery and advise on scheduling restrictions for programmes and films

The Ideal Candidate


  • Understanding of, and ability to demonstrate the importance of, the BBC's values in accuracy and impartiality
  • Possess the key qualities of; attention to detail, critical thinking, creative problem-solving and a collaborative work ethic
  • Ability to make clear and effective decisions under pressure and communicate the decision clearly to relevant parties
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative to defined processes and tight deadlines as well as part of a team, sharing information
  • Personable team player

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to decide how to reversion programme content including making significant edits for time whilst maintaining the editorial integrity of the programme
  • Working knowledge of legal issues such as contempt and defamation
  • Working knowledge of BBC Compliance and complaints process
  • Knowledge and understanding of the programme-making process
  • Working knowledge of implementing BBC Editorial Guidelines

Professional Experience

  • Programme compliance experience essential
  • Experience in making video editorial decisions
  • Experience in Adobe Premiere video and audio editing and a grasp of Adobe After Effects, subtitles, and captioning are required
  • Experience of using and maintaining an Excel database
  • Experience of working within a broad range of different cultures and an understanding of religious and cultural sensitivities
Job ID 36573814896 Date posted 20/09/2022 Location New York, New York, United States
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