14 days ago
  • Level Senior
  • Professions Producer, Film Producer, Film Director
  • Type Freelance
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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About Media Zoo
Media Zoo is an award-winning Production company based in state of the art offices at Imperial Wharf by Chelsea Harbour. We are one of the fastest growing media agencies in the UK offering creative solutions and skills across Film, Learning and PR. We have been Evcom’s Production Company of the Year for 2 consecutive years, and recently won the prestigious Grand Prix award at the Cannes and New York Corporate Film Festivals.

The Role: We are seeking an experienced Producer/Director to join our film team. Reporting to the Head of Film, the Senior Producer/Director is responsible for ensuring a smooth production process and and the successful delivery of all films in the department. This is an exciting and varied role that requires a pro-active and capable individual who is comfortable working in a fast-paced dynamic agency and can remain calm under pressure. Responsibilities:
  • Overseeing the production of all projects going through the department and optimising the production process
  • Maintaining accurate and up to date knowledge of all jobs, associated time lines and budgets
  • Managing the production team and delivery of multiple projects simultaneously from pitch to completion
  • Regularly communicate progress and status of all work throughout the team and report back to management
  • Overseeing all production budgets including overages and reporting actualised wraps on delivery
  • Scaling and recruiting our in-house production team including managing freelancers where required
  • Ensuring contractual and production administration is accurate, on time, and completed according to Media Zoo and client policy procedures.
  • Enhancing systems and procedures to ensure flawless and streamlined delivery across every project
  • Managing, mentoring and developing the production team to be the best in the industry

  • Strong communication and organisation skills
  • Strong financial skills and a deep understanding of production budgeting
  • A detail-oriented and focused approach with experience working on challenging projects with tight deadlines.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to take both a detailed and holistic view of the workflow and output, continually looking for better, more efficient ways to work.
  • A passion for making creative, engaging and inspiring work

Required Experience:
  • Minimum of five years’ experience as a line producer or head of production
  • Experience with branded content, corporate filmmaking, TVCs
  • A great network of production contacts both in London and overseas
  • Experience managing the workflow and scheduling of a busy in-house team
  • An excellent understanding of production workflows from conception to delivery ideally with animation as well as live action
  • Extensive budgeting experience and cost management of both simple and complex set-ups
  • Working knowledge of production management software for scheduling and tracking

How to apply: To apply please email your CV along with an inspirational cover letter showing us what a great match you are for Media Zoo and the role. Please include your notice period in your application. We look forward to hearing from you! If you do not hear back from us within 2 weeks of applying then, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. Media Zoo is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Skills Required

  • Organisation
  • Communication
  • Filmmaking
  • Management
  • Production
  • Creative
  • Budget

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