NEW JOB: Production Manager

Overview:

The Production Manager’s primary responsibility is working with the production team, whilst supplying logistical and administrative support. As a rapidly growing business, this is a key role in our production department. 

The Production Manager is required to support the department in all areas of logistics and administration such as setting up shoots, research, booking and administering crew and resources, supporting post production in the delivery of content, as well as assist the financial management of productions. This would include the input of invoices and cross reference against cost reports/budgets.

Areas of Responsibility:

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

  • Process management

    • Managing current and introducing new production management systems in all areas of production - pre-production, shoots and post production 

    • Creating and maintaining an overall production schedule for the company and scheduling the team and shoots across the slate

  • Financial

    • Setting up and running production Budget Meetings

    • Reviewing and managing invoices from suppliers

    • Working with producer and executive producer to create budgets for productions - ensuring consistency of pricing

    • Identifying, pricing and booking with any cast and / or talent for shoots, including obtaining paperwork, waivers and contracts

    • Reconcile budgets and close off productions 

    • Process T&E and expense reconciliation where required

  • Production & Post-Production:

    • Liaise with crew to manage bookings, day rates 

    • Coordinate shoot prep with producers

    • Manage the post-production work-flow, including working with different internal and external staff/suppliers

  • Talent:

    • In consultation with production team, liaise with crew & talent to manage bookings

  • Administrative 

    • Attend production meetings with key clients (e.g. bet365, eir, GAA) and freelance crew

    • Assist production in coordinating all logistical aspects of shoots, including preparation and issuing call sheets, find and organise locations, parking, check lighting and wet weather options etc.

    • Assist production team with administrative needs as required

    • Assist with schedules, department tracking documents and calendars

    • Ensure legal paperwork and release forms are signed and filed accordingly for each shoot

    • Assist Production team with agendas, minutes and meeting planning;

    • Liaise with local councils to secure permits.

    • Ensure all the contacts and details have been collated and the Production team is informed of all shoots and bookings;

    • Create and update Call Sheets in conjunction with Producers 

  • Reporting

    • Track content output for the department for internal & external reporting purposes

OTHER GENERAL SUPPORT

  • General production support including couriers, props buying, ordering stock etc;

  • Assist Producers where required in the coordination of shoots;

  • Adhere to budgets, post production protocols, post production schedules and delivery dates;

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum/ demonstrated 3 years’ experience within a media or content organisation.

  • 3rd level qualification in TV, film, media production or related area desired

  • Display a strong interest in advertising or online branded content

Skills / Qualities

  • Superb organisational skills; 

  • Strong financial acumen and experience working on accountancy software (e.g. Xero)

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)

  • Firm grasp of the production process from inception to delivery;

  • Thrive in a fast-paced, pressured, dynamic environment

  • Ability to work both autonomously and as a team player in a small team environment when required;

  • Ability to work within budgetary and deadline constraints;

  • Knowledge of broadcast camera & editing equipment

  • Sense of humour and a positive team player a must.

  • An interest in film, advertising and social media marketing.

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; 

  • Some knowledge of Powerpoint, Keynote, Photoshop and Indesign an advantage.

Email your CV and Cover Note to productions@fiftythreesix.com

Deadline: 26th July 2019



Mairead Ryan