Content and Production Manager, UK


Professional Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 13-03-2017


United Kingdom

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Job Introduction

BBC Good Food produces world-class, multi-media content for the BBC Good Food Brand in an environment in which we constantly innovate. Our content hub creates once, publishes everywhere, with a focus on our key verticals; recipes, family and health (along with trends, travel and eating out).  This is a new position, managing the newly-created sub-editorial hub;  the alignment, setting and management of style, content, scheduling, planning and production across the Good Food brand. It will strategise and manage cross-brand sub-editorial and production resources across all Good Food media with maximum efficacy.


Role Responsibility

The accountabilities of this role are as follows:

  1. To schedule and manage the process and progress of multi-media content across all BBC Good Food brand platforms, setting and overseeing all schedules in line with their publishing timelines
  2. Organising and maintaining the planning and production schedules of all Good Food platforms, ensuring the most efficient use of time within and across each platform and that deadlines are met and managed effectively.
  3. To manage the subs hub’s team of sub editors, and freelancers, working across all Good Food brand publications (GR, EC, HCS) and digital (website and social).
  4. Ensuring the subs hub is familiar with and understands the importance of and implements best practice rules for both print and SEO (stand first character length, page optimisation, keyword checks etc), staying up-to-date with emerging developments in publishing law, technology and style. Making sure the sub-editorial team is skilled in all of the Good Food brand’s publications and outlets and that each member of the team can work across all platforms
  5. To set, maintain and regularly review the tone, style and factual accuracy of all content across the Good Food brand and all its platforms, with an excellent understanding of the different subbing demands for print and online.
  6. Ensuring legal and company guidelines are met across every publication, platform and outlet of the Good Food brand
  7. Working with the Editor in Chief, Creative Director and format editors to bring the best of each outlet’s style and working practices to bear in the setting of and maintenance of that style as consistently as possible across the entire brand
  8. Responsible for the budget of the sub-editorial hub and ensuring that budget is maintained
  9. Ensuring cross-promotion of all brand platforms.


Scope & Impact

  • Setting, reviewing and staying within deadlines and budget
  • Managing a team of around four subs, plus casuals, initially based at IM and TVC, from June  2017 all at TVC
  • Reporting to the Editor in Chief, this role forms part of the senior editorial team (along with Creative Director, Head of Digital Content, Editor .com, Hub Director, Head of Magazines)


Strategic Planning & Decision Making

  • Used to working in a matrix organisation, using networking and influencing skills to drive forwards delivery and quality in the finished product / content
  • Developing and implementing a planning structure that allows our creatives to produce world class content in an environment in which we constantly innovate.    
  • Allocating subbing resource to the parts of the business that need it and reviewing this daily, weekly and monthly
  • Believes that hubbing promotes an efficient way of working, improves communication, makes the most our existing talent and encourages collaboration across the brand.  



Daily contact with the content hub, Editor, Head of Magazines and Creative Director

Regular (at least weekly) contact with the Editor in Chief, Head of Digital Content, Digital and Magazine Publishers, and Immediate Media marketing and production teams

Occasional (at least monthly), the books team (Ebury), and the live events team (River Street); Immediate advertising department.

Working closely with BBC public-service colleagues and Editorial Advisory Boards to ensure that new activities are aligned and in accordance with the BBC’s overall editorial strategy for its public-service output and BBC Editorial Guidelines.


The Ideal Candidate

We're looking for the following set of skills and experience:

  • Proven experience of editing consumer content online and in print
  • Proven organisational, writing and editing skills
  • Strategic thinking and problem solving
  • Proven managerial, leadership and communication skills
  • Used to working in a matrix organisation, using networking and influencing skills to drive forwards delivery and quality in the finished product / content
  • Ability to manage projects successfully, ensuring delivery is on time and on budget.
  • Significant and proven knowledge of food


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