Discovery Communications

Reversioning Producer

1 month ago
Requisition ID
18353
UK-London
Career Category
Programming & Production
Type
Company Employee Full-Time

Position Summary

As a Producer based at the Discovery offices in London, you will be responsible for reversioning content for the UK, Nordics, South and CEEMEA Factual, Lifestyle and Entertainment channels.

 

Reporting into a Senior Producer, you will ensure that your editorial decisions reflect the needs of local markets, the channel brands, comply with Ofcom Regulations and other regional regulatory requirements, as well as Discovery’s editorial and technical standards and practices. 

 

Your areas of technical and editorial expertise will encompass:  full reversioning (overseeing edits, re-scripting and voice over talent direction); Ofcom and cultural sensitivity compliance viewing; certification approvals and supporting internal productions (as and when necessary).  You will be expected to work across a diverse range of titles simultaneously, for the Pay and Free to Air channels for the above regions -  the brands include Discovery, Quest, DMAX, TLC and ID.

 

Programme-making experience, script writing skills, knowledge and understanding of Ofcom (as well as the ability to articulate technical and editorial directives clearly and accurately to both local and international teams) are fundamental to this position.  You will be able to meet tight deadlines, show flexibility, resourcefulness and adaptability.  You will also need to accommodate additional project requests from your department Manager, as required.

Responsibilities

Evaluating Content - Assessing programmes and deciding the best route for reversioning the content to meet editorial expectations and compliance.

 

Full Reversioning – UK, Nordics, South and CEEMEA shared Factual and Lifestyle content: In addition to the above process, you will be required to use your excellent script editing skills, as necessary, to fulfill the editorial requirements of the above regions and maximise the value of the content to best possible effect. You will be expected to confidently direct recording sessions.

 

From time to time, you may also be required to liaise directly with the Programming editorial teams (client facing skills are a requirement), as well as other supporting departments eg: Content Operations, Business Affairs/Legal. 

 

Cut to Clock – UK, Nordics, South and CEEMEA shared Factual, Lifestyle and Entertainment content: you will ensure each programme is edited to time in line with internal guidelines, including placing breaks, checking for accuracy and dating issues, Ofcom compliance (and local cultural sensitivities), suitability for Language customisation and provide approval for transmission ahead of deadlines.

You will provide clear and accurate edit notes/instructions for internal edits and audio facilities which represent the editorial direction given by the DNI businesses.

Requirements

  • Solid Experience at Producer/Director level within a UK-based production company or Broadcaster
  • Experience in Factual and/or Lifestyle programme making.
  • Versatile script writing skills.
  • Good knowledge of post-production processes: an ability to interpret and / or articulate technical and editorial requirements to others
  • Sound knowledge and experience of Ofcom regulatory guidelines for Television.
  • Good understanding of Cultural Sensitivities within the DNI regions
  • Ability to work effectively on a range of projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work within a team in a collaborative and supportive manner, but also to take initiative and be a self starter
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Solutions focused
  • Ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines, and outside office hours if necessary and as requested by your Senior Producer or Manager

 

Desired:

 

  • Experience in Specialist Factual Programming ie relevant genre or regional expertise
  • Language skills – proficiency or fluency in a second language

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