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Trainee Assistant Producer


Job Title: Assistant Producer (Trainee and Focus Grades 1-3) Job Purpose: Assisting the Producer with all daily duties and forward planning. Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities: (Trainee & Grades 1-3) • Work alongside the Production teams to forward plan & prepare shows with primary focus on live output. • Completes all prep for shows in Producer's absence e.g. holidays. • Collect and research product information for Producer and Presenter to enable them to demonstrate maximum versatility and potential of product. • Research and identify the USPs of each product and which are the key features to make these sell. • Check stock levels and for all products and options and ensure all relevant departments are informed. • Building and maintaining close relationships with all production departments and the buying team to ensure the vision for the show is communicated to all teams. • Meet and greet guests and ensure all necessary paperwork is completed. • Complete all prep in absence of Producer. • Select and edit video clips from previous shows to recap on viewer testimonials and to recap results each product can achieve. • Compile and complete cue sheets, ensuring clips are relevant and updated, and that these are available in advance of the show for these to be checked and approved. • Check the studio set and design is accurate to floor plan and workable for Presenter and Studio Director. • Calculate and collate statistics and other mathematical sales tools for the Producer including relaying accurate stock updates. • Print out latest version of POLs and i-cards and distribute to relevant parties • Deliver and communicate information from the Producer to all other departments • Organise and prepare t-calls for live shows. • Act as the 2nd pair of eyes and ears to the Producer during each programme whether live or pre-recorded. • Print weekly POLs and schedules for the Trading Meeting • Able to remain reactive and turn around prep for last minute schedule changes without compromising on show content. • React to and assist in solving issues as they arise. • Awareness and understanding of ASA compliance issues and boundaries, investigating alternative to allow the selling message to be fulfilled in 'safe' manner. • Attendance of Forward Planning Meetings. • Must be able to work under own initiative • Step into the Producers place if they fall ill or require assistance in the gallery. • Juggle multiple tasks and prioritise over ambitious daily workload. • During out of office hours makes relevant changes to POLs/shows liaising with Merchandising and CPMs • This position will require working a 7/14 shift pattern; however these hours must be flexible to take into account production requirements. Trainee: During the 6 month probationary period the Trainee will: • Develop relationships with the Buying, Presenting, Creative Developers and Production Teams, guest and suppliers. • Read and understand ASA compliance, asks questions where necessary • Understand the processes required to achieve all daily tasks • Complete Trainee work book. • Review past shows to understand requirements. • Works with guidance from Producer and more senior Assistant producers. • By the end of the 3 month period the trainee will undertake most tasks with the minimum of assistance. Grade 3: • Takes on all tasks asking for assistance if required. • Understands ASA compliance issues. • Builds on working relationships with other departments. • Ensures that shows are forward planned, this includes awareness of upcoming shows and requirements for these ie. VT, cue sheets and additional graphics. • Add products to POL in out of office hours when required. • Updates product availability to IVR when required. Grade 2: • Uses initiative to take on extra tasks. • Works with the team to ensure that all workloads are covered offering assistance when required. • Provides ideas and suggestions to the Producer for aiding sales and adding innovation to shows. • Looks at new ways of improving the efficiency of the team. • Updates rotas in the absence of Senior AP/Supervising Producer. • Forward planning of shows beyond scheduled hours - refreshes VTs and creates montages for others to use. • Assists with out of hours schedule changes (does not include stock adjustments). • Researches products for additional shows. Grade 1 - Senior: • Completes ASA Test • Updates the rota/schedule on a daily basis. • Ensures workload is balanced across team. • Liaises with Senior Producer and Supervising Producers to discuss work progress of team. • Undertakes regular 121s with junior team members, compiling the relevant form and feeding back to Senior Producer/Supervising Producer. • Completes the appraisal process in conjunction with Senior Producer/Supervising Producer. • Takes on interview processes in conjunction with the Senior Producer/Supervising Producer. • Ensures that the team runs smoothly and takes steps to ensure that any issues are managed and resolved. • Works on the training and development of all junior members. • Ensures conflict is managed. • Produces 3 min links • Produces half hour shows when opportunities are provided by the Supervising Producer. Person Specification: • Committed self starter • Able to work under own initiative • Degree calibre preferred • Excellent communication skills • Able to liaise at all levels • Creatively driven • Able to work well under pressure • A strong sales background would be advantageous

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Job Title

Trainee Assistant Producer




£17,000 pa





Minimum Experience

Not Specified

Preferred Genre Experience

Live TV

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