Thursday, October 13, 2016

15% job cuts at BBC Studios

As we have been saying for some time, there are big cuts coming at BBC Studios. 300 jobs will go this year, most of them in England, with protection being given to the 'nations and regions'.

Boss Mark Linsey says the cuts would have been necessary even if the group wasn't heading towards limited company operation. But there must be a question mark about the quality of the jobs that are left...

BBC Studios will move further towards a flexible model, more in line with the wider industry. In some cases this may mean bringing in staff for fixed periods for specific programmes, in others staff will be retained to work on year-round programming. This will also address downtime issues and ensure BBC Studios operates as efficiently as possible.

Sounds awfully like there'll be some zero-hours contracts in the mix.

1 comment:

  1. Beginning to sound just like the BBC Studioworks model


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