DEPT®/Production & Project Management

Producer (6M FTC)

Roles open in: London

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Department Production & Project Management

Employment type Employee

Producer (6M FTC)

JOB DESCRIPTION: Producer (6m FTC)

This position sits in our Marketing & Technology service based in London. We combine data, technology, creative content, and paid media to crack brands’ business problems & drive revenue through a variety of digital marketing solutions like ad campaigns, augmented reality, and chatbots. Our clients include ASOS, Just Eat Takeaway, Twitch, TikTok, and The White Company. 

 

JOB PURPOSE

We produce video and photo content for digital (mobile & web), CRM, AR, out of home and TV. Our producers are responsible for costing, sourcing the cast, searching locations, hiring crew, kit direct and you would be responsible for overseeing this activity. For our larger productions we also work with best-in-class 3rd party production companies to give our clients a range of dynamic production solutions and the flexibility they need to create high quality marketing content. We enjoy the flexibility of working as agency side or line producers as needed. 

The majority of our work is digital and our aim is to produce TV quality productions for mobile based customer experiences.  We design each creative execution specifically for the platform that it will be viewed or interacted with, for example YouTube, TikTok, Instagram or Snap. 

We’re looking for a Senior Lead Producer to join our expanding production team, and deliver shoots in all their forms. This person will work closely with our Production Director and Head of Production to oversee all elements of our shoots. 

Alongside this they will lead on pre-production and post-production processes, as well as the shoot days themselves. We’re looking for someone with strong project management and communication skills, as well as contacts and experience in the production industry. 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

This role will be super varied and dependent on client / project needs. As part of a wider production team, you will be responsible for, but not limited to: 

Client Management 

  • Working with Account Planners to communicate complex production projects and issues to our clients
  • Demonstrating a solution orientated approach

Job Profitability / Cost Management

  • Review creative concept and visual concept to assess project feasibility
  • Develop initial production ‘ballpark’ estimates based on concept / initial requirements
  • Develop detailed production cost estimate for client review
  • Uses the Dept®  production rate card to develop cost estimate
  • Reconcile all budgets post shoot, within 3 days of shoot ending
  • Develop and own production timing plan from client brief through to final delivery of files
  • Develop and distribute shoot list, and call sheet (shoot schedule)

Managing 3rd Party Suppliers

  • Ability to build good working relationships with Production Companies and other third-party suppliers
  • Recommending best Directors and Production Companies
  • Networking and developing a black book of industry contacts
  • Negotiate all usage fees and third party costs to get the best value for money possible

Developing process

  • Ability to implement, manage and improve the internal production process

Casting

  • Research and cast talent including actors, models, creators and influencers
  • Build and manage relationships with agents and managers

Project Management 

  • Manage key production milestones on all projects that involve a shoot (either internal or third party produced)
  • Ability to either line produce or agency side produce a project as needed
  • Ensure sign off & delivery of shoot brief (includes casting and location brief)
  • Support development of the PPM Deck (working with other disciplines as necessary)
  • Record what works and what doesn’t for any shoot related “Wrap” meetings

Collaboration

  • Work closely with Creative Planners to ensure that their creative vision is achieved
  • Contribute to the creative process with creative production solutions

Team Management 

  • Establishing yourself as a Dept®  production expert, working closely with Account Planners in pre-shoot planning and beyond
  • Working alongside the discipline heads to make Dept® culture and client work the best it can be

 

SKILLS AND PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Extensive experience as a Lead or Senior Producer at a Production Company or Agency 
  • Strong understanding of video and photoshoot best practice, include APA Guidelines
  • Track record of hands on shoot management experience – line production
  • Track record of triple bidding productions to third party production companies – agency side production 
  • Experience of managing, guiding and growing a team of in-house production managers/producers
  • Strong commercial acumen 
  • Good experience with producing digital marketing content designed for the main platforms
  • Experience in roles involving production assistants or production management 
  • Experience in casting 
  • Experience producing campaigns for social media
  • Experience managing production planning for campaigns
  • Experience working on consumer brands
  • Strong client communication skills
  • Ability to react quickly within a fast-paced environment
  • Solution orientated

 

WE OFFER

  • A flexible, hybrid working policy
  • The choice of medical healthcare providers (Bupa or Medicash) 
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and your birthday off each year
  • Company pension scheme 
  • EAP scheme
  • Ride to work scheme 
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Buddy Program: You will be paired with a ‘Buddy’ to help you through your first weeks’ at DEPT®.
  • A reputation for doing good. DEPT® has been a Certified B Corp® since 2021 and named ‘Agency of the Year’ at both The Lovies and The Webby Awards.
  • Awesome clients. Whether big or small, local or global — at DEPT® you’ll get the opportunity to work with clients of all sizes and across all industries. And we celebrate all of our successes together!
  • The opportunity for possibility. We want to enable you to do what you do best and help you develop your skills further with training, development and certifications.
  • Global annual DEPT® Cares Month in which employees come together and donate their skills to support local charities.

 

WHO ARE WE? 

We are pioneers at heart. What does that mean? We are always looking forward, thinking of what we can create tomorrow that does not exist today. We were born digital and we are a new model of agency, with a deep skillset in tech and marketing. That’s why we hire curious, self-driven, talented people who never stop innovating. 

Our culture is big enough to cope and small enough to care. Meaning, that with people across 30+ countries, we’re big enough to provide you with the best tools, global opportunities, and benefits that help you thrive. While acting small by investing in you, your growth, your team, and giving you the autonomy to solve our clients problems, no matter where you are in the world.

DEPT® is committed to making a positive impact on the planet and since 2021 has been Climate Neutral and B Corporation certified.

 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION 

At DEPT®, we take pride in creating an inclusive workplace where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive. We actively seek to recruit, develop, nurture, and retain talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, with varying skills and perspectives.

Not sure you meet all qualifications? Apply, and let us decide! Research shows that women and members of underrepresented groups tend not to apply for jobs when they think they may not meet every requirement, when in fact they do. We believe in giving everyone a fair chance to shine.

We also encourage you to reach out to us and discuss any reasonable adjustments we can make to support you throughout the recruitment process and your time with us.

Want to know more about our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Check out our efforts here.

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