Overview

Bright Little Labs is building a kids’ media giant for the 21st century. We make interactive stories to promote critical thinking, computer science, toilet humour and equality for all kids aged 5+. Our flagship story is about Detective Dot, a British-Indian tech whizz on a dangerous mission from the Children’s Intelligence Agency (shhhh).

Bright Little Labs have a 3-book publishing deal, have received strategic investment from Cartoon Network/Turner/Warner, have just launched in Kidzania and are now creating animated content and games across multiple platforms. We’re also developing new IP with a STEM storytelling focus, for kids aged 3-5.

THIS IS IMPORTANT: We value merit, initiative and values over qualifications or industry experience and we love diverse voices. If you’re not sure you are the ‘right’ candidate or have no formal experience, please apply anyway and help us to create something amazing.

About the role
We’re developing new IP – Zaffi Zoo – with a STEM storytelling focus, for kids aged 3-5. It involves robot animals, coding and computer science, and A LOT of music inspired by afrobeat/highlife genres. Zaffi Zoo is set in a magical land and the show is 50% music.

We need an Animation Producer to lead the development of the series and deliver the content. There isn’t a massive production budget – we want good quality mini stories to launch on YouTube. We want a forward-thinking Producer, who ensures our company delivers pioneering imaginative storytelling and is excited about a transmedia approach to IP.

You will:

Grow the IP from the ground up – pitch, budget, schedule, manage, add magic
Manage content production, exercising top, top creative and business judgment and working with a largely in house team
Create processes to ensure the delivery of quality content
Build a network of amazing creatives, with a focus on diversity
Find people to conceptualise, produce and deliver a high volume of work
Act as a spokesperson for the company and the mission, building strong partnerships with distributors, toymakers, etc.
Lead the launch of the brand in 2020!
About you
You love preschool stuff and digital poos
Your expertise and skills span platforms – e.g. animation, motion graphics, TV, digital media, graphic design, illustration and publishing
You understand the nuts, bolts and issues of production
You’ve got innovative ideas for navigating a changing media landscape
You understand industry regulations, protocols and markets
You bring understanding and genuine interest in children’s media and edutainment
You believe in the power of our mission
We offer

Impact – help us create amazing edu-taining content
Exposure – we’re a high-ish profile project and we work with exciting people and partners
Flexibility – it’s a short term contract, with flexy hours. Remote working is possible too
Feel good factor – work on a project at the heart of equality, education and technology.
Fun – our content always has humour and fun at its core
Remuneration is dependent on experience. This is a short term project to deliver a pilot episode and short form supporting content, with scope to be involved in the longer term rollout of series content. Starting ASAP in our cosy office in Old Street.