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JOB ROLE: Production Executive

Working in an evolving and ambitious company, this role will work with the Creative Producer to oversee production of projects across multiple social media platforms.

Main responsibilities include working with editorial leads to respond to pitches, project planning, budgeting and cost management, managing project contracts with clients and suppliers, recruiting staff, managing facilities, and delivering projects successfully from end-to-end.

You will need experience of working in a fast-paced digital and/or television production environment, able to juggle multiple tasks and projects, used to managing teams and content at scale, and must be highly organised, with excellent communication and attention to detail.

 

You mjust eb comfortable with Four8’s Christian, faith-based ethos

Other elements of the role will involve contributing to wider company processes and strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creating budgets for commissioners for a myriad of content briefs, including, but not limited to, short-form drama, documentary, discussions and other content.
  • Managing a portfolio of project budgets ensuring that delivery is achievable within the proposed timeframe and budget.
  • Oversee assessment of the financial viability of content ideas, identifying and mitigating any risks.
  • Ensuring consistency in scheduling, budgeting and managing productions across the company in line with any relevant frameworks, and ensuring resources and editorial aspirations are aligned.
  • Ensuring profit margins, recoveries and cash flow in budgets are achieved by effective planning, forecasting and management of people and resources
  • Assessing and reporting production risks (including overspends)
  • Producing  regular management accounts when required.
  • Negotiating key legal agreements with suppliers.
  • Managing an annual development pipeline to ensure strategic and financial objectives are met.
  • Responsible for planning and managing capacity (resources and people) in line with strategic objectives and commissions.
  • Ensure an understanding of and compliance with production policies, guidelines, legislative and regulatory requirements (with particular emphasis on health & safety, risk management, editorial policy and data protection).

Requirements

What do I need to succeed?

  • Proven experience in managing end-to-end production of  digital content across multiple genres..
  • Excellent contacts and a deep knowledge of  first-class production talent, directors and heads of departments.
  • Proven background in building content budgets and working with senior editorial teams, and in negotiating budgets and tariffs with partners.
  • A demonstrable ability to juggle several projects and multi-task.
  • Confidence reviewing and negotiating legal agreements.
  • A strategic and ambitious mind-set, with energy and drive.
  • A robust understanding of all staffing, talent and production contracts as well as business affairs processes.

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 (Sept/Oct 2021). Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews will be offered on a rolling basis.

 

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 (Sept/Oct 2021). Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews will be offered on a rolling basis.