Bbc establishes comedy writing apprenticeships
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It is hoped that all new productions will have an apprentice writer and the expectation is that they will bring an additional comic input to the shows they are involved in. The trainee producer should expect to: Attend production meetings and brainstorms and contribute towards them Shadow Radio and TV recordings and observe and assist Generate ideas and suggest comedy writing and performing talent, with an emphasis on diversity, and develop these as programme pitches Acquire script editing skills and the ability to evaluate submissions from new writers. Therefore it is a crucial that you bring plenty of suggestions to us that reflect diversity in all its forms and ideas of how to develop those more diverse voices An excellent knowledge of social media and digital content along with a clear understanding of what makes content shareable Good communication skills — able to express yourself clearly and work comfortably both on your own and as part of a team and positively contribute to a pleasant working environment Strong organisational skills, ability to respond positively and flexibly to change Willingness to learn, take feedback, offer feedback and take the initiative with your own development. It gives organisations access to a talent pool bursting with ability, creativity and insight. The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. The staff writers work closely with producers and other writers to contribute to shows across the output of the department as required. Leonard Cheshire Disability run a programme of summer internships called Change once a year, where they aim to unlock the untapped potential of students and graduates with disabilities. And our journalism is invested in supporting theatre and the performing arts. Your subscription helps ensure our journalism can continue. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background. A lot of your time will be spent shadowing and observing and learning from your colleagues with some formal training as part of the contract. And we hope that their contribution will make a difference to the shows they are shadowing.
We do not receive government funding. Good communication skills with the ability to express all issues and ideas clearly and concisely.
Our editorial is not dictated by ticket sales. It is hoped that all new productions will have an apprentice writer and the expectation is that they will bring an additional comic input to the shows they are involved in.
There is no guarantee of a producer job at the end of the contract and it is likely that if you are successful in the role the first step would be to extend your time with us as a trainee to consolidate skills learnt. The project is aimed at emerging talents, who will shadow the main writers on programmes from the early development stages through to the end of production.
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