Producer, Archive Access

British Film Institute


Salary: £47,514 - £55,914 per annum

The BFI is seeking a dedicated Producer to join the BFI’s Archive Access team, contributing to the dynamic engagement work of the Knowledge, Learning and Collections directorate, as the lead for BFI National Archive co-productions, the chosen candidate will play a crucial role in providing creative vision, development, and production expertise.

About the role

This role aims to drive audience growth, enhance public engagement, and maximise revenue for the BFI National Archive and its collections. The Producer will also spearhead the development process for BFI National Archive-led co-productions with TV, VoD, and digital partners, ensuring the achievement of objectives and key results, including audience and revenue targets.

Fixed Term Contract: 18 months
Part time: 3 days per week (24.6 hours)

Key responsibilities
  • The Producer will be responsible for developing, producing, and maintaining a slate of BFI co-productions and collaborative projects aligned with the Archive Access business plan.
  • Taking a creative, business, and operational lead on all BFI productions, the candidate will build audience engagement through various platforms, primarily television and digital media.
  • Additionally, the Producer will contribute to the generation of new ideas for outputs using material from the BFI cultural programme and the BFI National Archive, while also playing a pivotal role in the assessment of incoming proposals, to ensure alignment with revenue targets and engagement potential.
We are looking for candidates who have:
  • Demonstrable track record of successful co-production development for TV, radio, and digital audiences.
  • Demonstrable experience of producing or exec-producing (or equivalent) co-productions and programming, to deadline and within budget.
  • Excellent relationships with senior figures at network broadcasters, digital platforms and independent TV and radio producers.
  • Good understanding of production & development planning, terms negotiation and budgeting/financing.

A full list of responsibilities and minimum requirements can be found in the job description.

About the BFI

We are a cultural charity, a National Lottery distributor, and the UK’s lead organisation for film and the moving image. We believe society needs stories. Film, television and the moving image bring them to life, helping us connect and understand each other better. We share the stories of yesterday, search for the stories of today, and shape the stories of tomorrow.

At the BFI you’ll enjoy benefits such as excellent support for working parents, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others.

We support diversity and inclusion, and as an organisation recognise that we need to address under representation within our teams. As such we strongly welcome and encourage applicants from our under-represented groups; who identify as D/deaf and disabled and/or are ethnically diverse. We guarantee a first interview to our under-represented groups who meet our minimum requirements.

Further details

Further details about the role, the BFI and our benefits can be obtained by visiting our website.

First interviews will be held on w/c 1 January 2024

The closing date for this position is 18/12/2023 at 23:59

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