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MidWeight Producer
Commercial Production
London, United Kingdom

About

WAS Studios is seeking a Mid-Weight Producer to join our well-established and award-winning production department within the We Are Social agency. The Producer will take on the day-to-day management and execution of all aspects of video production to deliver film and photography content for our range of global industry-leading brands (such as LEGO, Dr. Martens, Lidl, Audi, Vodafone).

We are looking for a highly organised individual with a driven and enthusiastic personality, a ‘can-do’ attitude and a natural ability for bringing creative ideas to life through attention to detail, creative flair and well-executed production. This is a busy role and requires someone who has the ability to handle various video production work streams with a positive, team-centric attitude.

We Are Social is a leading innovation agency, and we are looking for someone with a passion for this space, and how creative tech innovation will continue to transform both production and the wider industry. 

Production House or Branded Content production background is a must, and you will need to be confident and experienced in budgeting, pre-producing and running your own shoots in addition to post-production through to delivery.


What does the role involve?

SHOOT PRODUCTION 

  • - Proactively engage and inspire creative teams, working closely with Directors and agency Creatives to bring creative to life on screen 
  • - Contact and liaise with new production partners and crew to help us achieve excellent content delivery
  • - Overseeing all logistics on projects, including crew, venues, travel arrangements etc (with the help of PM/PA where relevant)
  • - Managing/overseeing crew contracts for all freelancers we work with, & continue to build our network and database of Director’s DPs, etc and sourcing new talent to work with
  • - Experience in global shoots, both on set and remotely. Evidence of producing during Covid and what remote shooting entails 
  • - Confident of running budgets of varying scales, and meticulous cost management/tracking for active shoots and reconciliation on project close
  • - Comfortable and confident in a client-facing role, managing production related needs and requirements both during pre-production and while on set
  • - Working on set with directors and account teams to manage the full shoot with authority and react accordingly to potential curveballs that can be expected in production
  • -Experience working with talent on and off set, and managing direct relationships with their agents and representatives
  • - Manage edits in post, ensuring edits needs are fully resourced across all projects, and providing and overseeing creative feedback where applicable
  • - Provide suggestions for new post solutions: production music, colourists, VFX artists etc
  • - Budget control throughout and regular reporting on financial status
  • - Completing thorough budget reconciliations on shoot wrap
  • - Communicate problems/bottlenecks, clashes or other obstacles in a proactive and clear fashion, ensuring these are dealt with and risk is minimised


What we're looking for?

  • - Minimum 4 years experience in production
  • - Ideal candidates have experience both Agency and Production Company side
  • - Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • - Passion for film and photography content and keep up with industry trends, releases, initiatives 
  • - Strong talent database and keen to push the boundaries of filmmaking both in front and behind the lens
  • - Comfortable working to tight deadlines, proactive and solutions-focused
  • - Good attention to detail
  • - Creatively minded but also meticulous details for financial and shoot documentation
  • - Confident and experienced at production campaigns of various budgets and to various timelines
  • - Confident in being the central point of contact for numerous parties (internal agency side, external production side and client-facing)
  • - Passionate about both your own work and the work of those around you

 

Why join the team?

  • - 25 Days holiday, increasing by 1 day for each year of service
  • - Blended working (working from home and the office)
  • - Private Medical Insurance
  • - Company pension scheme
  • - Group Income Protection
  • - Optional Dental Insurance
  • - Comprehensive internal and external staff training programme
  • - Corporate Social Responsibility - time given to volunteer 
  • - Cycle-to-work scheme (so that you can cycle into London's only cycle-in office)
  • - Season ticket loan scheme
  • - Long Service Awards - at 5 and 10 years
  • - Optional sabbaticals after 3 and 5 years
  • - Employee Assistance Programme
  • - Staff events: yoga, language lessons, monthly nail bar, wellness check-ups onsite, basketball & squash court for hire
  • - Social clubs: running club, documentary club and many more
  • - Summer hours
  • - Free breakfast