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Our Current Vacancies

Development Producer

The Development Producer will be the creative heartbeat of Four8, a small, focused and super charged development resource designed to take Four8 onto the next level of its development

The Development Producer reports to the Creative Producer, working across all formats.

The Development Producer will be responsible for progressing projects from original ideas through to commission, with the possibility of working on productions. This will involve juggling a variety of projects at different stages of development.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coming up with new ideas for development showing an awareness of the digital market for 16-34 years olds in the UK. These ideas must be appropriate for Four8’s Christian faith-based brief.
  • You will be expected to proactively seek emerging talent in front and behind the camera
  • Keeping across new trends and talent across digital platforms.
  • Developing good working relationships and knowledge of agents and their clients and pro-actively pursuing projects with them as appropriate; and also with casting experts and contributors
  • Producing taster tapes and writing pitching documents.
  • Working with the Creative Producer and the Production Management team to help create budgets and schedules for projects.
  • Communicating efficiently with the PM team to ensure all filming and post production logistics and requirements are managed efficiently;
  • Ensuring the Health and Safety of everyone involved in a shoot;
  • Preparing efficiently for edits and editing creatively and efficiently in the available time and within the allotted budget.
  • Maintaining good working relationship with everyone involved in the development process.
  • To represent Four8 in dealing with individuals and organisations both in and outside the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • A track record of developing digital ideas for our target demographic is essential.
  • A demonstrable interest in different genres and an awareness of material currently in development and potential gaps.
  • Experience in writing high quality pitch documents and development reports
  • Ability to self shoot taster tapes is highly desirable.
  • Experience of editing self-shot / specially shot / archive material for taster tapes is highly desirable.
  • Track record in casting experts and contributors is highly desirable.
  • Experience of handling confidential and/or controversial information with tact and sensitivity.
  • Senior experience working across short form digital campaigns, this can be across scripted, non-scripted or branded film

Competencies

Editorial Judgement – demonstrates strong editorial judgement based on a thorough understanding of what is appropriate for Four8’s objectives, fair dealing, target audience. Makes the right editorial decisions, taking account of conflicting views where necessary.

Imagination & Creative Thinking – able to generate and transform creative ideas. Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with creative solutions.

 

Analytical Thinking – ability to evaluate ideas, critically assess quality and accuracy of information and give constructive feedback.

 

Planning & Organising – able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.

Communication – able to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information. Good pitching skills are desirable.

Decision Making – able to use own initiative, to solve problems using own judgements and take responsibility for the consequences of decisions made.

Concern for Results – is highly self-motivated and enthusiastic in carrying out research and producing high quality work. Is constantly seeking to improve previous levels of performance.

Managing relationships & Team Working – able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively.

Resilience – manages personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.

Flexibility – adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organisation or job requirements.

How to apply  

  1. Applications should be sent by email to joinus@four8.co.uk
    Please submit a CV and covering letter summarising your proven ability related to the key responsibilities and accountabilities of the role and the person specification.
  2. We expect this role to start as soon as possible (Oct 2021). Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews will be offered on a rolling basis.