Senior Producer

LS Productions

Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 1+ years

Our team is growing, and we’re looking for a Senior Producer with a solid track record in commercial and sport production, based in the North of England.

ABOUT LS

LS Productions is the UK’s largest production service company providing expert local knowledge on commercials, film and TV, music videos, fashion and sport campaigns. Our team believes in unlocking the UK’s potential for photo and film projects based out of our offices in Edinburgh, Manchester and London.

Our reputation, locally and internationally, is built upon our professionalism and sustainable production agenda and is strengthened by our ‘people-first’ attitude. Our nationwide team provides UK-based and international clients with world-class production and location knowledge, offering an unrivalled depth of logistical understanding.

Founded in Edinburgh in 2006 by Marie Owen (CEO), our team has filmed the length and breadth of the UK working with a range of brands, production companies, film studios and agencies including: Adidas, Anonymous Content, BMW, Burberry, Havas, HBO, Netflix, Porsche, Pulse Films, Ralph Lauren, Rogue Films, Stink Films, Somesuch, Valentino and Vogue.

It doesn’t stop here. We are an ambitious team with an inclusive and positive culture – Be Kind, Do Kind.

OVERVIEW

As a Senior Producer at LS Productions you will work with the team to develop, win and lead business for all clients who want to shoot in the UK, whether that be motion or stills with a key focus on Commercial & Sport. You will be the first point of contact for such briefs in the North England area; being responsible for understanding the creative & production brief and subsequently providing a detailed quote, converting the job, doing the production, and negotiating the final budget.

On confirmation of a production, it will be your responsibility to bring together and lead the team, overseeing all vital elements for a successful shoot. On completion, you will reconcile the budget and send the final account to the client. You will work to our high standards throughout the process, ensuring compliance with our templates and procedures.

You will work on Commercial & Sport as the main priority establishing clients from Brands directly, but as well as this production companies and advertising agencies UK and internationally. The above will be undertaken in conjunction with our business development team to enable a rounded approach to pursuing & managing new relationships, key accounts and repeat business opportunities for LS.

As a senior member of the North England production team, you will also be supporting in building the production team as required from freelance to permanent basis. This will be done in conjunction with our Head of Production.

KEY SKILLS:

  • Expert knowledge of advertising production procedures, especially bidding and APA guidelines.
  • Well-connected and respected in the industry, with focus in Commercial and Sport Productions.
  • Great organisational skills, being able to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Capable of working within and leading a team, and of training more junior team members.
  • Have strong negotiation, budgeting and financial reporting skills.
  • Maintain quality standards across the production of all creative work.
  • A thorough understanding and experience of the sales processes and closing business deals.
  • Ability to manage relationships pro-actively within and across teams, internally and externally.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills.
  • Strong organisational skills with good time management.
  • Ability to work alone, at a distance, but at the same time to be part of a wider team.

OTHER SKILLS

You must have a strong work ethic and a positive attitude with the ability to work under pressure. Excellent communication skills and time management are essential, and you must be able to work within a team and be good at problem solving whilst adapting to new situations and challenges.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build great working relationships with all departments
  • Solid experience using IT systems, including GSuite and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm in the face of changing circumstances
  • Ability to prioritise work efficiently and meet deadlines
  • A commitment to embrace and advocate for inclusion is essential

REPORTING

You will report to the Head of Production, Emilie Dumas, and in her absence, the Managing Director & Executive Producer, Sarah Drummond.

BENEFITS

  • 29 days paid annual leave, plus 3 ‘gifted’ holidays on Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years day, plus a half day to celebrate your birthday!
  • A bank of 12 ‘Happiness Hours’ to take at your leisure throughout the year.
  • £300 every year to spend on your passion – whatever that might be.
  • Pensions scheme, cycle to work scheme, medical cash plan via Medicash.
  • Access Spill, a fantastic mental health support app and Bippit, an app where you get access to your own financial advisor.
  • An amazing Culture within LS Productions – we’re talking team days, bi-annual parties, Tattie Tuesdays, and the chance to be part of our amazing Culture Club.

LOCATION

You will work from our Manchester office at ABC Buildings, 21-23 Quay Street, Manchester, M4 3AE or remotely. We operate a hybrid working policy, but you will be required to work from the office, approximately 2 days a week. In addition you may be required to travel to our other offices in Edinburgh and London for company wide meetings, and to set where needed, and expenses will be provided for this.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The application must contain:

  • Cover Letter (two pages maximum) addressing your suitability for the position and interest in working with LS Productions.
  • CV (including a list of your credits: brand / prod. company / director / producer).
  • Salary expectations.
  • Where you heard about LS Productions.

SELECTION PROCESS

  • LS Productions is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and the crew we engage. It is within our best interest to promote diversity and eliminate discrimination in the workplace. Our aim is to ensure that all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity and that our Company is representative of all sections of society. Each employee will be respected and valued and able to give their best as a result.
  • Applications will be shortlisted and only candidates who appear to be suitable will be called for an interview.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Starting date: ASAP.
  • Remuneration: Negotiable based on experience.
  • Location: North England, with preference for Manchester.

To apply for this job please visit lsproductions.com.

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