BBC Jobs Near Me – Principal Technical Operator

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About the job

Job Introduction

BBC Yorkshire is a leading broadcaster based in Leeds. We broadcast to some of Britain’s biggest and most diverse cities; Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford and also report from some of its most beautiful countryside. We pride ourselves in making creative and engaging television, radio and online material.

We are looking for a creative and motivated individual to join our innovative and enthusiastic Operations team. Because of our close links with the Northern Network Bureaux and the News Channel we have almost a 24/7 operation, so flexible working is expected. You will work primarily to our flagship evening news programme Look North, but there will also be opportunities to work on network news programming, Outside Broadcasts, our weekly Political programme, Politics North and with our digital and social media team.

This role involves a large degree of flexibility and resilience which will come as second nature to you. As you will be working closely with the news production team, you will be able to communicate clearly and assertively and respect demands of working in a fast-moving environment. An ability to work in live, pre-recorded and often pressurised situations and a good understanding of health and safety guidelines is essential.

Role Responsibility

You will be responsible for the provision of a range of technical services to support our programme-makers and to contribute to the day-to-day activities and special projects of the resources team and to ensure that our customers receive a high quality service.

Are you the right candidate?

You will be an experienced Senior Technical Operator with a consistently high quality shooting and editing skills. You will be comfortable operating a wide range of cameras and editing on location using Final Cut Pro. Experience as a satellite truck engineer is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.

You should be highly motivated and enthusiastic about news. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

An interest in new technologies and new ways of working will be an advantage.

Package Description

Band: D

Contract: Fixed Term- Full time

Location: Leeds

Application process: You will be asked to fill in a diversity questionnaire which is confidential and not seen by the hiring manager. You will then be asked to:

  • upload your CV
  • complete an eligibility questionnaire
  • answer questions specific to the role

You are eligible to apply for an internal role if you are either on a BBC Continuing (Permanent) contract, a BBC Fixed Term contract or a worker contract and you have worked continuously for six months.

Only internal staff are eligible to apply for the role on an attachment basis. You need to be on a continuing (permanent) or fixed-term contract. You need to have worked for the BBC for more than one year and will also need permission from your line manager. You can find out more on our attachments page.

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application . There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits – We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

Please note that the application process will require you to upload a CV and complete the online questionnaire(s). There is no requirement to attach a covering letter or complete the additional careers hub fields (Personal Statement/Skills/Portfolio sections).

The BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across our sites. Until further notice, all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to


About The BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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