EPG Listings Coordinator

We are looking for a EPG Listings Coordinator on a permanent basis to join the EPG team. The EPG Services department is part of the Sky Production Services division of Sky.

Sky Production Services (SPS) is responsible for the effective and efficient provision of a diverse range of pre and post-production functions, meeting the needs of Sky and third party channels.

In addition to providing a high quality of service supporting the operational demands and requirements for studio and other pre and post-production services and resources, the Sky Production Services function is also actively involved in forward planning the evolution of the provided services in anticipation of future requirements, and opportunities for greater effectiveness or efficiency.

EPG Services is responsible for ensuring that the schedule information displayed on the EPG (Sky’s TV guide) is accurate for Sky’s 10 million+ customers. EPG Listings Co-Ordinators check the TV and radio listings prior to the information appearing to Sky TV customers, ensuring the information is accurate and error free, resolving any issues before transmission by working closely with both broadcasters and schedule suppliers.

The department provides the following:

· A team of skilled individuals who show initiative ensuring Sky’s EPG is accurate and of the highest quality
· Suggestions, guidance and advice to Sky departments and external suppliers on best use of the EPG
· Strategic and operational input into business projects and technological advancements
· Anticipation of future requirements and opportunities for greater effectiveness and efficiencies
· The ideal candidate will be eagle eyed with sharp proof-reading skills, excellent communication and organisational skills, be computer literate and a quick learner.

Key responsibilities

· Managing a portfolio of TV and radio channels
· Checking the editorial accuracy of TV and radio EPG schedules within given timescales, resolving any issues found prior to transmission
· Checking the technical accuracy of schedule data within given timelines, resolving any technical issues found prior to TX
· Ensure the TV and radio schedules appearing on Sky’s TV Guide conform to Sky and OfCom guidelines and specifications
· Ensure series links are in place so customers can record the latest must-watch TV series at the touch of a button
· Support last minute changes on Sky channels to ensure the EPG displays accurate schedule information for Sky customers at all times
· Plan for major events, such as the Olympics and the World Cup, to ensure that contingency schedules and processes are in place beforehand should events deviate from original start or end times
· React quickly and efficiently to last minute schedule changes due to emergency situations e.g. obituary, breaking news to ensure the Sky TV guide remains up to date
· Monitoring the supply of schedules and quality of data provided by channels and suppliers taking a proactive approach to resolve any recurring issues directly
· Identify where improvements can be made to the quality of data received and work with the supplier to implement enhancements
· Communicating with channels and suppliers promptly and clearly to resolve any issues found and improve the quality of data supplied
· If you have relevant skills and an interest in developing a career in the media we’d love to hear from you. Previous media or listings experience is advantageous, but full in-house training will be provided to the right candidate.

Applications should include both a CV and covering letter. Please note applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

It’s our people that make Sky the UK’s leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

Due to the fast paced nature of Sky’s Businesses our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. At present the closing date for this vacancy is17th June 2014.

Broadcast Journalist (Newsroom)

Job Introduction
BBC Radio Humberside is a multi-award winning station, having recently been voted Station of the Year at both the Radio Academy and Frank Gillard awards. We serve a busy news patch which covers northern Lincolnshire, the East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull – attracting well over 200,000 listeners each week. Whenever our communities are affected by a story our reporters are with them at the heart of it – reporting from the scene.
Role Responsibility
We are looking for a Broadcast Journalist to join our news team, working across the news and programmes output it generates each day. You will work within a team on a shift system, supporting content for our Breakfast and Drivetime programmes, alongside the hourly bulletin service. You will be expected to be proficient in a variety of roles, such as news reading, preparing pre-recorded packages, live interviews and two-way reporting on location. You may also be required to go out in the radio car. You will be making editorial decisions on breaking stories as well as generating your own original stories.
The Ideal Candidate
As an experienced broadcast journalist, you’ll have a track record of generating original stories; bags of ideas; creative treatments, first class writing skills and be comfortable working in a live broadcasting environment. You’ll need strong editorial judgement, news awareness, and experience of reporting. On-Air experience would be advantageous. You must have the ability to work within a team, as well as on your own. Ideally you’ll know the BBC Radio Humberside area, having a good grasp of the region’s news and sport agenda is a must.

The closing date for applications is Monday 09th June.

Digital Editor

Job Introduction
The BBC has been committed to journalistic excellence for more than 75 years. BBC News aims to provide access to the information and ideas everyone needs to make sense of an increasingly complex world. Through its emphasis on specialist knowledge, international newsgathering and its breadth of programmes, we seek to deliver a complete news package, covering arts, science, sports, politics, business and world affairs. With its team of 2,000 highly trained journalists and over 40 news bureaux, we strive to bring impartial and trusted news reporting to audiences all over the globe. BBC World Japan Limited has been broadcasting BBC World News since 1994, providing the BBC’s quality news product with Japanese subtitles to audiences in Japan. We are recruiting an Editor, the provide editorial leadership for and to run a new, Japanese-language site to be the news and social media core of the BBC’s digital presence in Japan.
Role Responsibility
Based in Tokyo, you will select relevant features and background material from the BBC News websitehttp://www.bbc.com/news/, check and edit the text once it has been translated into Japanese, and publish it on a new, Japanese language BBC site. You will develop and co-ordinate the BBC’s social media presence in Japan, especially on twitter, Youtube and facebook. And you will work with partners in Japan to build the BBC’s digital presence and audiences.
The Ideal Candidate
Substantial journalistic experience in Japan is essential, together with fluent Japanese and excellent English language skills. You will have a detailed knowledge of social media, industry trends and emerging technologies and a good awareness of community management and compliance issues relating to social media and user-generated content. With a broad knowledge of international affairs – in particular, the Asia-Pacific region – you will have an understanding of how social media and user-generated content is used in this region.
We care about our people and take our responsibilities towards them very seriously. As well as fair terms and conditions, we also offer good benefits and impressive opportunities to learn and develop inside the BBC. This role is offered on Japanese terms and conditions.

Senior Programme Co-ordinator

Job Introduction
Within the College of Technology (CoT), the BBC Academy supports Future Media and Technology & Distribution with training covering a wide range of skills in software development and delivery. This is achieved by making use of a portfolio of external training companies, freelancers and internal trainers. Formal face to face training is supplemented via articles, screencasts and video’s on the Academy website, through events both large and small and via the use of online training materials and resources.

Role Responsibility
You will be responsible for supporting the programme manager of software development in ensuring that that we deliver the best possible service to our delegates and deliver value for money training that meets the constantly evolving needs of the BBC.
Working closely with the Programme Manager for Software Development, this role is an essential part of delivering world class training for Future Media and Technology and Distribution at the BBC.

The Ideal CandidateA demonstrable keen interest in technology and IT. There will be opportunity to learn more about the subject matter and an inquiring mind is encouraged.Experience of working closely with delegates and third party suppliers.The CoT has to manage the training requirements of a large number of internal departments with a varied and changing list of suppliers. Excellent planning and organisational skills and an ability to cope with change that reflects the nature of the modern technology and engineering practices, that the CoT supports is vital.The successful applicant will demonstrate diligence and attention to detail to maintain a broad programme of training. You will be responsible for maintaining records of the current training courses and helping to project future training courses.An understanding of SAP and financial management to support the programme manager with budget allocation and spending tracking.A creative approach to improving and maintaining the presence of Software Development on the BBC’s academy’s intranet site. A can-do proactive approach to building and creating web pages and online resources to facilitate the best experience for our users in the BBC. Experience using Content Management Tools and managing websites are blog pages would be beneficial.A positive approach to dealing with third party suppliers. Excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain a good relationship and at the same time ensure that we get the maximum service and value for money.The ability to work effectively under pressure, to the highest professional standards while maintaining excellent rapport with the business.Demonstrates energy, enthusiasm and resourcefulness.Works flexibly, responds well in the face of ambiguity and deadlines, and embraces continuing change.Well developed IT skills including experience of using project planning software, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and SAP
Interest in the BBC, its output and/or production processes and the wider media industry

Broadcast Journalist Pool, Radio

Job Introduction
BBC Radio Oxford and BBC Radio Berkshire are looking to create a pool of broadcast journalists available to work on an ad hoc basis often at short notice including weekend work. We’re looking for experienced individuals who know how to find great stories and turn them into compelling radio. You’ll work in a vibrant newsroom serving a population of Oxfordshire or Berkshire both covering a rich and diverse patch.
It’s a great opportunity for a journalist who thrives on finding the stories that really matter to our audience.

Role Responsibility
The role covers a range of shifts including working as a reporter, reading/writing newsbulletins and programme production.You’ll enjoy the challenge of developing original journalism.
You will have the ability to work efficiently under pressure and to tight deadlines.
The Ideal Candidate
You will be an experienced Broadcast Journalist, skilled in radio production techniques, with first class writing skills and a great voice for radio. Experience of working closely with presenters would be an advantage. You will need to be an ambitious and dynamic individual; a self-starter with plenty of initiative; a great team player who recognises and harnesses the skills and talents of others to deliver the best possible output. You will have sound editorial judgment and thorough knowledge of broadcast law. You will be required to operate the full range of our broadcast equipment.
Note: Acceptance as a casual/freelancer does not guarantee work; in order to be able to secure more shifts you’ll need to be as flexible as possible and able to work a variety of shifts, often at late notice.

Digital Campaign Executive

Digital Campaign Executive
Group Operations Director – Digital
Do you have an eye for detail? Are you tech savvy? Do you have the drive to learn something new every day? Would you like to work in an industry leading digital team?
If you are answered yes to all the above questions then this could be the job for you.
The Digital Campaign Executive is responsible for managing the performance and optimization of all digital campaigns across Bauer Media, including titles such as Grazia and FHM.
Key Responsibilities:
Manage all trafficking responsibilities for our websites.
Ensure all digital campaigns perform based on bookings made to our in house booking systems Zeus and Operative.
Responsible for the checking and uploading of all adverts and 3rd party ad tags on all campaigns.
Ensure all ads are displayed correctly, checking campaigns once live and providing screen grabs to clients.
Provide monthly, quarterly and end of campaign reports for all campaigns using excel.
Liaise with agencies and creative house on all technical issues with campaigns.
Provide accurate and comprehensive inventory forecast and availability reports to the sales teams.
Be prepared to continually learn new systems and processes.
Pro-actively look at ways to improve campaign response from users.
Liaise with the development team to ensure that all ad placements work as they should.
This list is not exhaustive and duties and responsibilities will evolve as reasonable to meet the needs of the business.
Key Competencies:
Naturally sees the business as a team.
Collaborates with and supports colleagues throughout the business to achieve common and individual goals.
Effectively, pro-actively and accurately communicates with colleagues and clients and ensures information and ideas are shared in a timely manner, adapting style where appropriate.
Understanding of Javascript
Ability to read and understand source code i.e HTML
Good written and verbal communication style.
Highly organized and able to prioritise workload.
Able to predict peaks and troughs in workload and plans accordingly.
Ensures deadlines are met.
Spots, assesses and acts upon opportunities, Identifies potential problems and finds solutions in advance.
Analyses information rather than making assumptions. Challenges when required ensuring the relevant objective is understood and can be delivered.
Attention to detail
System Minded
Excellent time management skills
Has a keen understanding of website functionality.
To be self-motivated and proactive.

Web Developer

Job Introduction
Interested in creating web applications used by over 10 million people a day?
Want to help deliver some of the only unbiased journalism available in some parts of the world?
The team is currently working on the next generation of News products. As a member you will be developing exciting new features and improving existing projects across mobile, tablet and desktop.
Together we solve challenging problems at scale. We also love to invest time in new opportunities, either coding up your own ideas or being involved with larger cross team prototypes with BBC Labs.
We’re based at Oxford Circus in the centre of London. [Broadcasting House] (http://www.bbc.co.uk/broadcastinghouse/) is a brand new building which provides a great working environment and houses the largest News Room in Europe. You will be working right next to journalists giving you direct feedback from users.
We love new technology and modern development tools. Our current favourites are: Github, Grunt, RequireJS, PhantomJS, Vagrant, Sass and Cucumber.
We take your personal development really seriously. BBC Academy offer a wide range of courses and we encourage you to try something new, from IOS development to Presentation skills. Everyone is also encouraged to attend and speak at tech conferences and spread knowledge to the wider industry.

Role Responsibility
We are looking for talented and influential developers to join our team and create amazing products as well as influence one of the World’s largest sites.
You will work alongside other developers and be responsible for writing world class code, working in a multi-disciplinary team with Product owners, designers, architects and testers.

The Ideal Candidate
It’s essential you have:Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience.Fluency in two or more of: PHP, Ruby, Python, Java, Perl. (PHP and Ruby as priorities).Ability to write quality OO code and have experience with MVC frameworks.Excellent front-end web development skills:HTML5. Semantic markup patterns for flexible reuse.CSS / SCSS. Good understanding of modern techniques such as Responsive Web Design and graceful degradation for older browsers.JAVASCRIPT. Excellent JavaScript programming skills, with knowledge of developing large, modular applications.Experience of TDD – both for PHP/Ruby/Java etc. AND Javascript.BDD / automated Acceptance Tests with Ruby (Cucumber and / or Rspec) or PHP (Behat).Experience of building high performance websites.Understanding of Service Oriented Architectures and consuming RESTful web services via HTTP.Experience of Agile Programming, pairing and working within a collaborative team.Experience in Version control systems (Subversion, Git).A big plus would be:Healthy interest in emerging platform level technologies – queues, stores, caches etc.A level of familiarity with AWS or similar Cloud Infrastructure and associated tooling.Experience with Vagrant / Packer / Docker and Virtualisation Technology.Understanding of CI, experience with using a CI system (Hudson, Jenkins).Knowledge of strategies to improve performance (HTTP caching, language best practices).An interest in emerging / returning programming paradigms, such as FP.An Enthusiasm for Digital News is a plus.A level of comfort with the “Hacker Ethic”.

Senior Web Developer PHP

Job Introduction

The BBC Director General Tony Hall announced in October 2013 a major new strategy to re-position the BBC in the lives of our audiences: to create a personalised engagement. The project delivers to our world class products (iPlayer, Playlister, Sport among others) and reaches millions of audience members every week. As we assemble our development team to deliver on this promise over the coming years, this is an opportunity to help shape our teams and our ways of working.

You will be working on iVote, BBC’s Online Voting System, providing free, accessible and scalable voting solution for votes run across the BBC including leading shows, such as the Apprentice, The Voice, and Strictly Come Dancing. You will interface with brilliant people across the BBC, help deliver fantastic content and hone your technical excellence through innovation.

Role Responsibility

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Web Developer with solid understanding of engineering principles and demonstrable experience in creating web applications using server side and client side technologies. You will be expected to take a lead in the design, engineering and implementation of web applications in order to deliver robust industry-leading solutions.

Build well designed, scalable Object-oriented web applications using PHP and modular JavaScript, as well as semantic and accessible HTML5 and CSS3.
Lead technical design and build of front-end components (presentation, templating, client-side behaviour, integration of data services, etc) where appropriate.
Advise the Product Manager or Technical Project Manager to ensure all the possibilities are explored and that products achieve the best possible look, feel and functionality.

The Ideal Candidate

Excellent technical understanding of working with Object-oriented PHP5, PHPUnit, and MVC frameworks such as Zend.
Strong JavaScript development skills – understanding of Object-oriented JavaScript, Closures, AMD modular design, AJAX technologies and working with libraries such as JQuery and Require.js.
Strong HTML and CSS skills (HTML5, CSS3) and dynamic stylesheets (Sass).
Experience of using JavaScript test frameworks (e.g. Jasmine, QUnit).

Please see below for the full job description.

Interview Process

Interviews will take place on 24th and 25th June. If you are shortlisted, you will be sent a short technical test on 20th June to complete prior to your interview.

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

Production Manager

Production Manager Position

RedPill is London’s leading specialist in social video strategy, production and seeding, servicing premium brands and agencies globally. Having experienced significant growth this year, we are looking to expand all of our teams. We are currently looking for a production manager with proven experience at driving the creation of unique and engaging video content, managing communications with clients, colleagues and partners in the process. They will take the lead on a range of exciting and innovative social video campaigns.

Key Attributes

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Consummate planning and organisational skills with the ability to multi-task even under pressure.
Strong attention to detail, striving to delivering first class work every time.
Creative and able to help develop a production concept where necessary.
Highly motivated and punctual self-starter.
Detailed knowledge of production equipment and post production formats and processes.
A democratic decision maker with leadership skills.
Personable and confident when presenting plans in meetings.
Competent at producing a budget, liaising with legal and insurance partners.
Knowledge of social media and video platforms, especially YouTube.


Plan, coordinate and manage all stages of production from analysis of the client brief to post production.
Communicate with clients on project milestones and key decisions.
Manage production teams and partners to ensure goals are reached on time and budget.
Present production plans in both internal and external meetings
Monitor and manage production workflow.
Manage the review and approval of the content by the client.
Train and mentor junior production staff as required.
Consistently strive to improve production standards within the business.

What you will receive in return

The opportunity to work with the best brands and agencies in the world.
We specialise in unique and exciting content so no ‘dull projects’ and no two days the same.
A fantastic working environment right in the heart of Shoreditch.
Be part of an agency with a unique and dynamic approach that pushes the boundaries of social video content and encourages creative freedom.
Depending on your experience and ability to contribute to the business, salary for this position is between £25,000- £35,000 per annum.
There will be a guaranteed annual bonus based on our annual review.
Structured quarterly reviews working towards development and promotion within the company.