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Senior Producer

London

This is a new position created as we redesign CreativeDrive, our production unit. The Producer (and others in this role as the unit grows) will play an important role in bringing to life the work that we write and sell to clients. A hands-on role that will see you budgeting, producing and agency producing multiple large scale commercials and branded content projects, it is a crucial role in supporting and directly reporting to the Head of Production. * Standard working hours are 9:00am - 17:30pm, including a one-hour lunch break. * Regular place of work will be 23 Englefield Road, London, N1 4JX. * Employee is entitled to 25 working days as holiday leave, to be booked in and approved in advance, life Insurance, pension scheme and benefits platform which offers discounts. * Your role will be based in London at our studios, but also require you to be on location both in the UK and internationally in the planning and execution of projects. * You will be experienced around TV and content production projects and comfortable with all parts of the process to develop, produce and post-produce such work. You will be familiar with the media channels that such content lives in and the differences in requirements for each, creatively and technically. * You should have a strong interest in the sector, both long form broadcast and short form advertising, reading your industry press, networking and attending relevant events. This will mean us exposing you to training and developing your personal and technical skills in areas such as: * Client briefings * Budgeting * Managing the development of concepts with the CreativeDrive strategy and creative team * Writing proposals and presentations in order to sell-in work * Attend and run client meetings * Give presentations * Negotiate with clients to secure projects We are very keen to engender an environment of optimism, positivity and a sense of 'can-do' and expect all of our production teams to display this attitude and foster this outlook when selecting crew, hiring into the team or selecting partners to work with. This is critical for all our productions as we want to constantly push the creative level upwards. We want those producing projects to enable the creative process, seeking to make possible what creatives and Directors wish to achieve, whilst ensuring budgets are managed carefully. Profitability is crucial and you should be comfortable with numbers and in particular spreadsheets. You should have high standards and pay close attention to detail at all times with a willingness to challenge if you think something is incorrect, or could be done better. We strive to give clients a brilliant experience, not just to create great content. The role of Senior Producer is a crucial one here and you will be expected to go the extra mile to help create the great experiences we want clients to have. We operate a very flat structure and ask all of our employees to take on a lot of responsibility. We empower everyone to work in the best way for them, to manage their own time, to come with ideas and implement them in order to drive their own role forward. You should want to embrace this way of working and forge a career. Specific Tasks And Role Elements * Initial point of contact for incoming production projects from client and from within CreativeDrive (i.e. from the JV). * Project development: Treatment and concept development and coordination with creative and strategy teams. * Production planning: researching, building estimates & budgets, planning. * Producing larger shoots: sourcing cast, crew, kit, locations etc. * Reconciling and closing projects - ensuring costs, revenues & margins are accurate. * Developing material to promote CreativeDrive - working with business developers and senior management team * Supporting pitches and promotional activities for CreativeDrive * Supporting the wider CreativeDrive team. As a result of the international nature of our business there will be an expectation that you may need to travel as we develop our client base, pitch for new business and improve our service offers. * Core Competencies Required * Attention to Detail and using information * Effectively Planning and control * Delivering to the end with clear results * Providing excellent customer service * Problem solving & making good decisions * Adapting to change and making change work * Helping others to learn Key Personal Skills & Attributes Required * Team-working * Managing resources and delegating effectively with flexibility to 'think on your feet" Excellent communication skills With regard to developing as a Producer, you will also need to demonstrate that you are: * Creative in the way you think and the visual solutions you develop for clients (working with operators and artists). * Process orientated with an eye for detail * Always looking to deliver brilliant (never average) results Enabling the creative process * IT competent (and always improving) including; MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint), also perhaps Adobe creative suite tools to enhance your presentation skills * Level headed with good judgment and a sense of humour! Willing to support, lead and help develop people around you. A good team player outside of core role requirements, supporting social activites etc. Background Required * Min 8 years' experience in the production / advertising industry with exposure to content creation. * Good industry references from a range of clients/ colleagues/ suppliers.



Date Approved

14/08/19

Deadline For Applications

11/09/19

Job Title

Senior Producer

Location

London

Salary/Rate

TBC

Duration

TBC

Industry

TV

Minimum Experience

3+ Credits

Preferred Genre Experience

Not Specified
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