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Producer, BBC Sounds Music on Demand

Presentation of the position
The BBC Sounds Music team is at the heart of the BBC’s strategy to deliver exceptional music content on on-demand platforms, such as BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds. We develop and commission new music formats to appeal to younger audiences and we work closely with the BBC Radio Networks, BBC TV and our colleagues at BBC Sounds to champion the best music content in a distinctive and accessible way for our audience.

The mainstays of the team’s work include leading the digital strategy (BBC Sounds + iPlayer) for Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds Festivals. We also order on-demand network highlights like Sounds of the 90s from Radio 2, R&B Chill from 1Xtra and Artist in Residence from 6 Music, as well as hit off-network formats like Mindful Mix and Pace Setter. We continue to develop new ways to present music content on Sounds platforms across web, voice, in-vehicle and TV applications.

Role Responsibility
The Producer will report to the Assistant Commissioner, Pop Music and will play a leading role in developing BBC Sounds’ reputation as a destination for distinct and compelling musical content. The role is a creation and commissioning position within our music on demand team developing new music on demand formats that are changing the perception for young audiences. The successful candidate will work with the wider BBC Pop Networks as well as a variety of internal and external stakeholders to do this, including content providers.

The role includes developing sound-only formats from scratch into fully fledged, marketable brands, as well as creating show processing and memories to support. This requires a deep understanding of the needs of young audiences, experience in producing music content, and the ability to shape distinct, sellable brands that create habits with our audience.

The ideal candidate
To be successful in the role, you will need to demonstrate the following:

– Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and experience in the full range of contemporary musical genres.
– An understanding of the BBC’s young audience content landscape, demonstrating an awareness of how young consumers access their favorite music content and an ability to spot changes in music trends.
– In-depth knowledge of BBC Radio’s music portfolio and that of its competitors in commercial radio and streaming services.
– Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships and quickly gain the trust of a diverse set of stakeholders.
– Experience in leading projects and working with internal and external partners
– Experience in using music software such as Dira, Ableton and TUPAC, to program music.

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