Content Producer (Former Employee) – Cardiff – 6 March 2018
During the years I was at the BBC I learned a huge amount - from writing to filming and directing and running 360 campaigns across a variety of platforms. I was lucky enough to have worked across a wide range of genres in the time I was there. Like many companies there are too many managers and not enough creative/ content types who are now leaving to work in the freelance industry that awaits. Cuts and a lack of vision centrally are leading to the corporation's demise.
Amazing people, exciting projects, great place to work
No job security, difficult to progress, low salaries
Carried out timely research to understand the viewer's media consumption pattern, preferences and requirement and subsequently assisted writers in preparing the right script to match the consumer demands. Checked existing storylines for accuracy. Prepared clear and concise reports of findings which met the requirements of the script and story needs. Researched alternative approaches to stories providing accurate and detailed supporting material. Interviewed aspiring writers and assisted in data collection. Researched emerging trends amongst younger generation and their comedy preferences. Read scripts and raised issues pertaining to research or credibility. Worked closely with the production and design teams to ensure a consistent line of research from script research to what is seen on screen. Undertook all necessary administrative tasks and maintained comprehensive reference systems.