23 days ago
  • Level Senior
  • Professions Producer, Content Producer, Content Coordinator
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom


The Details
Hearst Magazines UK, is looking for a Senior Producer to sit within the commercial Ops team. Senior Producer is at the core of our custom branded content executions for our top tier clients and advertisers.
The Role
Hearst’s Project Management team is looking for a Senior Producer to support and develop our department. This role will oversee all video and stills shoots coming across the team, either working directly or coordinating with out of house production companies, the Senior Producer will be the point of contact for our visual creative output. You will have a knowledge and interest in Hearst’s brands, and a flexibility for the editorial voice of all the brands in our roster. Our customers often choose Hearst due to our best-in-class creative and custom shoot expertise; the Senior Producer will always ensure customers are at the heart of any custom shoot we execute, aiming to delight our advertisers and further build on our reputation.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Shoot Production
  • Working with our project managers and in-house creatives, you will build the framework for all shoots (print and digital), outlining kit, crew, schedule and costings
  • Coordinate storyboards and mood boards, hiring specialised freelancers where necessary
  • Able to execute shoot within budget, always with a view to maximising profit
  • Ensures all types of format are considered in shoot planning (digital, print, video)
  • Delights the customer with fantastic shoot experience
  • Sourcing on-screen talent, contacting agencies and coordinating castings
  • Contacting and co-ordinating appropriate kit, crew and locations, and getting ahead of logistical issues
  • Coordinating and attending recces for locations
  • Keeping an eye on needs for small/large crews, logistics and sound recording needs
  • Understanding crew roles, and valid/valuable experience
  • Developing long term client relationships with freelancers, and negotiating rates for block bookings and specialised skill sets
  • Liaising with clients and keeping shoots running smoothly
  • Troubleshooting on-set, and facilitating solutions
  • Sorting out contracts for freelancers and talent, making sure all clearances and usage is covered
Post Production
  • Preparing post-production schedules and setting client expectations
  • Booking freelancers in advance for workload overflow
  • Booking editors/graphics and re-touchers where needed
  • Understanding video formats and their application and use
  • Youtube
  • Instagram feed
  • Instagram TV
  • Snapchat Snap Originals
  • Facebook video
  • Square, Portrait and Landscape
  • Varieties of video file formats
Long term
  • Learning and understanding the individual editorial needs of each brand
  • Streamlining production workflows, finding solutions for long term budgets
  • Organise pro-active pitches with the creative and sales teams to drive sales
  • Stay ahead of industry developments and creative solutions to drive the sale of new, innovative products for our clients
  • Keeping track of video and stills trends in the luxury, lifestyle, home and fitness markets
  • Help expand our team strategically for efficiency and flexibility
It is important that you have a project manager background as you will be asked from time to time to support the project management team.
The Person
  • Excellent communication skills and enjoys interacting and building relationships with both clients and internal stakeholders
  • Always keeps the customer front and centre when managing shoots
  • Strives for excellent results and excellent customer service
  • Knows the importance of trust within professional relationships; looks to establish a reputation as a trusted shoot expert
  • Commercially savvy
  • Excellent budget management, time management and prioritisation skills; able to work effectively under pressure
  • Collaborative attitude is essential
  • Flexible, personable attitude; ability to develop excellent professional relationships with all level of personnel
  • Has a deep understanding of digital and print market changes, and wants to stay ahead of the curve
  • Proactive and enjoys a varied role
  • Pays attention to detail at all times
  • Ability to achieve results through influence and problem solving
  • Self-motivated
  • Team player

Skills Required

  • Project Management

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