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Production Executive


We are looking for an experienced Production Executive with a broad range of Drama experience. This is a senior role which will require you to work closely with the Head of Production and the Commissioning Executive Producers across projects from script to screen for Sky One and Sky Atlantic, and working closely with independent production companies to deliver high end programming on budget and on time, which will drive ratings and provide content for our distribution business. You will: Support the development of the vision and channel based strategy for Drama programming to ensure that it remains consistent with our overall strategy and vision for Sky Entertainment - Lead budget negotiations with independent production companies; increasingly many of these are complex in structure and often involve 3rd party finance - Negotiate and offer production solutions, approve production technology, operational issues and production schedules including, if applicable a returning series strategy - Support and guide independent production companies through our internal greenlight process and liaise with them at all stages of production through development to final delivery - Keep projects on budget by overseeing regular cost and progress reports. Anticipate problems and advise the Head of Production and Commissioning Execs when production and/or budgetary issues arise - Achieve in-house production targets across programming slate; increasing standard of understanding of diversity, screenskills training, environmental and sustainability matters in programme production and instil in independent production companies industry best practice - Deliver clear internal reporting of projects, pipeline, risks and KPI delivery - Manage effective relationships with Business Affairs, Legal, Finance, Sky Vision, Press, Marketing, Music, Compliance, VR and Transmission. You'll have: - Strong communication and negotiating skills as well as editorial judgement - Have proven experience of managing and delivering high end drama programming in either a production executive, production management or production accountant role. - Have detailed knowledge of budgeting, scheduling and post production - Have a strong working knowledge and understanding of Industry Agreements; Pact, Equity, Bectu, Writers Guild, etc - Have a good knowledge and understanding of all up to date broadcast and production technology as well as knowledge of writers, directors and other key creative talent in the UK and beyond - Be a highly motivated professional with a proactive approach who is willing to get stuck in and get the job done

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Job Title

Production Executive









Minimum Experience

1-3 Credits

Preferred Genre Experience

Not Specified

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