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Production Manager

Full-time
Location

London

Salary

Please let us know your salary expectations among application

Date Added

18/01/2021

About the company

We’re a global, independent creative agency, specializing in film.
We started life inside Google over eleven years ago and continue to work with them, and other innovative brands, all around the world.
We take complicated products, services and ideas and turn them into simple, captivating advertising.
How? By making the complex, simple, with strategy. And the simple, human, with creativity.

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Production Manager to join our production team in London.

Reporting to our Head of Production, you will be working on a wide variety of creative content; anything from internal success stories, through to high-end brand-films & commercials.

You will be responsible for the production needs of the department. You will be that vital bridge between creative and production logistics, working closely with our producers and Exec Producer to see live-action and animated projects through from brief to delivery.

You should have extensive experience in a Production Manager role and your prior experience should be in video production. You should also have a keen interest in online content.

You take pride in managing process & order and thrive in a fast-paced creative department. You’re calm under pressure, conscientious in your work, and exercise acute attention to detail.

You should be confident juggling your workload. Responsibilities will be many and varied, so a successful Production Manager should be organised, flexible, show initiative, and have a willingness to get involved in any task.

We want everyone to bring their creative outlook to Across the Pond and welcome teammates who are keen to be closely involved in the work.

Skills Required

These will include:

Project Management

• Working closely with our Producers, Post Production department and Head of Production to maintain a high level of quality and precision on your projects.
• Taking ownership of call sheets and risk assessments.
• Managing all production & travel logistics for your projects.
• Create & manage production schedules for both live-action and post-production projects.
• Keep Head of Production up to speed on your projects’ status and any significant changes.
• Meticulously maintain and log third-party licenses e.g. release forms, music and stock licenses, supplier agreements etc.
• Ensuring the highest levels of COVID safety are put in place & met on your projects.
• Ensuring your projects are run as sustainably as possible.
• Liaise with (and negotiate with!) third party agents, as necessary.

Client and Supplier Relationships

• You should be comfortable being client-facing as needed – whether this is across emails, in-person and video meetings.
• Maintaining and developing fantastic relationships with our valued clients & suppliers.
• Being proactive in finding new talent & crew – with a particular focus on finding talent from diverse backgrounds.

Financial

• Closely tracking your projects’ profit margins to ensure they hit our profitability targets (without ever compromising on quality).
• Scoping projects, creating budgets and contributing to our pricing proposals.
• Processing supplier invoices & POs for your projects.
• Ensuring each project is set up for success – managing POs from our clients; negotiating & managing billing terms with our trusted suppliers & liaising with Finance to ensure your projects’ cashflow is as efficient as possible.

People Management

• Work with our producers and post-production team to schedule, manage & book editors and motion graphics talent.
• Delegate effectively to our in-house production assistants and freelance production assistants as necessary. We’d love our new Production Manager to also be a big part of our junior production team members’ development.

Post-Production & Delivery

• Help to oversee projects from kick-off through to final delivery.
• Help to quality control final deliverables as required.
• Liaise with and book external post-facilities e.g. for colour grades, VO sessions and sound design.
• Work with our in-house post-production team to facilitate the smooth delivery of all your projects.

Essential Experience

• Must be experienced in juggling a high-volume of projects and budgets at the same time.
• Experience building & managing budgets up to or over £200k.
• Extensive knowledge of APA crew rates and guidelines.
• Experience in managing workflows for non-English language projects.
• Detailed understanding of APA COVID production guidelines.
• Capable of writing thorough and accurate risk assessments.
• Strong background in multicamera shoots.
• You will have a strong UK network of trusted crew and suppliers. A broader network globally is also desirable.
• Knowledge of camera equipment and the technical side of production.
• Experience in setting up remote, interview filming is beneficial.
• Experience in organising visas, carnets & work permits for overseas shoots and bringing talent into the UK.

Benefits

• 20 days paid holiday (plus bank holidays) you will also get one additional day each year after your first full year.
• Informal (unofficial) extra 5 days off between Christmas and New Year.
• An auto-enrolment pension scheme where ATP will contribute up to 3% of your qualifying earnings.
• Ride to Work Scheme
• Discounted membership to ClassPass & Triyoga.

 

 

How to Apply

Start Date: ASAP

Salary: Please let us know your salary expectation in your application

Application criteria: Cover letter and Resume

Please contact [email protected] or click the below button, quoting “Production Manager – London” in your subject line., in addition we ask that fill in the Equal Opportunities Questionnaire below if you feel comfortable. This questionnaire is not compulsory.

Equal Opportunities Questionnaire:

At Across the Pond, it’s really important to us that a diverse range of ideas, opinions and perspectives influence and shape our work. We do all we can to promote equality of opportunity, encourage representation, and eliminate discrimination.

Across the Pond is commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, education, and socio-economic status. Everyone is welcome, and we encourage anyone to apply to our roles here at ATP. As an inclusive workplace ATP encourages employees to bring their true self to work.

If you feel able to answer the questions below it will really help us to understand how we are doing, and will inform our recruitment processes. Each question has a ‘prefer not to say’ option.

https://sue234794.typeform.com/to/K2WN7tEd

Our DEI Manifesto

The time has come for change. For too long the ad industry has been a haven for homogeneity and systematic under-representation. Both in the work and the people that make it. We intend to do everything in our power to help right these wrongs. We believe it is our duty as humans. And our responsibility as a global advertising agency to use our influence and reach to drive change in the industry and in the world. We will do everything we can to help underrepresented people into our industry. We will proactively cultivate an agency where curious, ambitious, diverse people come together to do what they love. Where all of us feel safe, valued and heard. So that we move beyond merely inclusion to a true sense of belonging. And where each of us, in turn, seeks to understand and represent others well. We fully acknowledge the purposeful approach this requires. And we pledge to hold each other to account every day in moving forward. We do all of this because we know that change is possible. And in the belief that one day people will walk into our agency and we won’t have to explain this mission. They will simply feel it.

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