Head of Production – Ealing Broadcast Centre (EBC)

About the Role

This is the perfect role for a natural team leader who has a passion for both live and post-production management. The Head of Production will be directly responsible for ensuring that all productions run smoothly, with an excellent crew and ensuring all post requirements are delivered successfully and on time. You will be a great communicator who can quickly build relationships with staff and clients.

Main Duties

  • Work with Resource managers, technical operations manager and clients to plan all the production and post-production requirements for upcoming projects
  • Line manage the edit support, bookings and office administration team
  • Manage the post-production operations at our Ealing and Soho Sites including scheduling post-production resources
  • Liaise directly with customers on post-production delivery requirements
  • Work with the broadcast scheduling team to ensure crews are booked and engaged per show requirements in a timely manner
  • Liaise directly with customers to build and deliver their production requirements
  • Working with the Head of Operations to achieve commercial goals and revenue targets, your team’s responsibilities will include the preparation of quotes, cost management and invoice preparation
  • Ensure that the customer experience at the EBC is unrivalled during the planning process and on the day(s) of the production
  • As an ambassador, you will champion Timeline as a first-class destination for production companies and broadcasters
  • Collaborating with our other operations managers in all aspects of planning (technical, facilities, operational and commercial) you will advise on the best deployment of resources and will be a key point of contact for departments across the organisation
  • Support the continued development of internal business systems and processes, including the scheduling and charging of resources through our in-house management system “Xytech Media Pulse”
  • Maintain effective working relationships across the Timeline TV business
  • The role will require very occasional weekend and out of hours working in line with production timings

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A proven track record of successful production management, with extensive experience in the role of Studio Manager, Post Producer, or a similar position
  • Strong knowledge of post and live production workflows and terminology
  • Knowledge of digital file formats and transfers
  • Excellent organisational skills, able to multitask efficiently and effectively
  • Strong planning skills, comfortable with the detail of technical specifications
  • A strong communicator who can influence others. Able to deliver key information in a timely and accurate manner to a range of stakeholders, and at all levels
  • A proven customer-focused approach that generates repeat business; able to remain calm under pressures and to react tactfully to unusual requests from production clients
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic with leadership experience; able to prioritise a complex workload and meet deadlines individually, and as part of a collaborative team
  • Able to resolve conflict, and supervise a multifunctional team of staff and contractors in a ‘live’ production environment
  • Commercial experience: able to write commercial quotes, negotiating fair value from suppliers, track costs, prepare an invoice, and deliver a project to an agreed production budget
  • Experience of working with Xytech, Provys, ScheduALL or a similar scheduling system
  • An interest in sports broadcasting or television entertainment

Benefits

We offer an opportunity to work with collaborative and helpful team members across all locations. You are also eligible for a variety of employee benefits including:

  • Private health care
  • Medical cash benefits
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Travel insurance.

We organise regular social events across different locations, giving an opportunity to get to know employees from all over the company.

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Location: Ealing, London

Contract: Permanent / Full Time

Salary: Competitive

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