Producer | Client Manager

Producer| Client Manager

Visual Communications Agency – Video – Reading

Changing Horizons is a successful visual communications agency, specialising in corporate video production based in Reading and London. We have an established client list spanning some of the most respected and recognised brands in the world. We seek a creative, flexible and highly organised Producer / Client Manager to join our team at a critical stage of growth.

Salary: Circa £30k plus bonus
Package: 25 days holiday

The role is to:

Produce and project manage client content from inception through to final production
Manage client relationships and win new business

You will predominantly be based in the Reading office, however there is flexibility to work from home from time to time.

Key Responsibilities

Using your creative ideas and your natural ability to quickly comprehend challenging and varied subject matter, you will develop scripts and storyboards to bring to life your clients’ requirements
Your excellent project management skills will enable you to coordinate the appropriate resources to ensure your clients’ needs are met and the projects are delivered on time and to budget.
Your personable nature will help put people at ease and get the best out them in all filming situations e.g. interviews, spoof sketches, voxpops with members of the public.
You’ll meet your sales revenue targets by multi-tasking different projects and nurturing existing client relationships with your professional ‘can do’ attitude.
You’ll grow our existing client list and secure new business in this expanding market. You’ll be challenged to call on your existing contacts and turn these opportunities into sales by arranging face-to-face client meetings and selling the agency’s unique skills and experience to prospective clients
You’ll be eager to develop personally within your role, learning new skills and continually improving the way you work
You’ll be an active team player within the agency

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Essential

Degree educated
Minimum 3 years experience either with a background working with corporate clients in the creative industry (video / web / design) or with a corporate background in sales / marketing / trade marketing / PR / where video communication is frequently used.
Applicants should have demonstrable experience of delivering engaging and impactful communications (e.g. videos, conferences and events, advertising campaigns, social media campaigns, websites, training programmes) and be able to demonstrate their experience and understanding of video communication.
Natural sales ability with the willingness to go the extra mile to build strong client relationships
Proficient in Excel / Word / PowerPoint
Strong project management and multi-tasking skills
Excellent communication skills
Own car & driving licence

Desirable

Apple Mac experience
Commissioning or using videos as a means of bringing life to communications
Ability to write scripts / press releases / pamphlets / websites
Experience of producing videos, managing film shoots, editing and knowledge of different filming formats

Personal Attributes

Diplomatic and enthusiastic
Creative & adaptable
Quick learner with a high attention to detail
Pro-active and customer orientated/problem solver
Thorough approach/ability to work under pressure and multitask
Good negotiator and team player

Tv: Communities Correspondent, BBC Look North, BBC

* Fixed term contract (12 months)
Job Introduction
We’re looking for a journalist to uncover and report on stories from Yorkshire’s diverse communities for BBC News’ flagship programme in the region, Look North. More than 15% of people in Yorkshire are from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background. As an organisation funded by the licence fee, the BBC has a duty to report news which interests all communities, yet in the past Look North has struggled to serve some of these groups.

About us

Look North provides news on BBC1 in Yorkshire ten times a day, including our main half-hour programme at 6.30pm which is the most watched news programme- national or regional- on any tv channel in Yorkshire. 2.5 million people watch Look North each week. That’s around half the adult population of Yorkshire, a diverse region including big cities like Leeds, Sheffield and Bradford; smaller towns in Yorkshire’s industrial heartland where coal, steel and textiles once dominated; and some of England’s most spectacular countryside including three national parks.

Role Responsibility
This is a senior position, working alongside four existing correspondents who specialise in business, politics, health and crime. It’s not a first job in journalism. Previous experience in tv is helpful, but you might work in radio or print at the moment and want to break into tv. If that’s the case we’ll offer training and a mentor. You will need to spot stories and trends, and turn them into compelling television. You will be a key member of the team in editorial discussions and will work as an advocate to underline the importance of community stories in a regional programme.

The Ideal Candidate
You’re an experienced journalist, keen to make a difference, with a detailed knowledge and understanding of Yorkshire’s diverse communities. Contacts who trust you are essential, as is the ability to know a good story and tell it. You’re a good self-starter who works well independently but also fits into a team. An ability to speak Urdu, Punjabi (Mirpuri/Pathwari) or Pashto would be useful.

We welcome interest from everyone irrespective of ethnic group but, as members of ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented in this type of role, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

As part of your application we would like you to answer the following question; ‘In no more than 400 words please suggest two ideas for stories from Yorkshire which you would hope to cover for BBC Look North in your first two months in this role; and how you might turn these ideas into compelling TV news reports.’ Please use section 9 of the application questionnaire to give you answer.

The closing date for applications is midnight onThursday June 26th.

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

To apply for this position, please click apply now. Please ntote; all applications must be made via the BBC Careers Hub – we are unable to accept direct CV’s/Applications.

To apply please see this job entry on Media UK.

Football Commentators / Journalists

talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station, is recruiting radio football commentators and journalists for its expanding international team.
talkSPORT is part of UTV Media (GB) one of the largest radio groups in the UK, with market leading local stations in England and Wales. We also own the UK’s leading sports magazine, Sport, as well as being a leading operator of DAB digital radio multiplexes throughout Great Britain.
If you are a native speaker of Swahili, Nigerian accented English, Russian, German, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian Bahasa, Malaysia Bahasa or Portuguese, and have excellent knowledge of English football, with some journalist experience, please send your CV to oliver.zheng@talksport.co.uk
The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Thursday 31st July 2014.
talkSPORT is an Equal Opportunities employer.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Broadcast Assistant

Job Introduction
BBC Radio Lincolnshire is characterised by creativity and innovation. With 120,000 listeners each week, we broadcast a mixture of agenda setting news and top quality community based programming. Based in the growing city of Lincoln, we are at the centre of a large and diverse county where everyone has a story to tell.

Role Responsibility
You’ll be part of a small team providing operational and production support during a range of programmes. You will assess and produce calls from listeners whose contributions are a key part of the show, and be the first point of contact with the public for all enquiries. You may also be given an opportunity to work on other areas of output.You will work on social media for the programme, helping to keep Facebook, Twitter and our website updated with appropriate content.You may be required to work shifts at short notice.

The Ideal Candidate
You need to be a creative person, who has an awareness of our audience, output and the topical issues relevant to our listeners.You’ll be bursting with ideas which are topical and locally relevant. You’ll be confident in operating technical equipment both in the studio and on location, and be keento learn about new technology.
You will need an excellent telephone manner, coolness under pressure and experience of dealing with the public. You’ll be a strong communicator, with excellent judgment and the ability to persuade contributors to go on air.
Its important that you have a flexible approach to work as you may be required to work a shift at short notice.
The closing date for applicationsTuesday 24th June.
We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

Communities Correspondent

Job Introduction
We’re looking for a journalist to uncover and report on stories from Yorkshire’s diverse communities for BBC News’ flagship programme in the region, Look North.More than 15% of people in Yorkshire are from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background.As an organisation funded by the licence fee, the BBC has a duty to report news which interests all communities, yet in the past Look North has struggled to serve some of these groups.

About us

Look North provides news on BBC1 in Yorkshire ten times a day, including our main half-hour programme at 6.30pm which is the most watched news programme- national or regional- on any tv channel in Yorkshire. 2.5 million people watch Look North each week. That’s around half the adult population of Yorkshire, a diverse region including big cities like Leeds, Sheffield and Bradford; smaller towns in Yorkshire’s industrial heartland where coal, steel and textiles once dominated; and some of England’s most spectacular countryside including three national parks.

Role Responsibility
This is a senior position, working alongside four existing correspondents who specialise in business, politics, health and crime. It’s not a first job in journalism.Previous experience in tv is helpful, but you might work in radio or print at the moment and want to break into tv. If that’s the case we’ll offer training and a mentor.You will need to spot stories and trends, and turn them into compelling television. You will be a key member of the teamin editorial discussions and will work as an advocate to underline the importance of community stories in a regional programme.

The Ideal Candidate
You’re an experiencedjournalist, keen to make a difference, with a detailed knowledge and understanding of Yorkshire’s diverse communities.Contacts who trust you are essential, as is the ability to know a good story and tell it. You’re a good self-starter who works well independently but also fits into a team.An ability to speak Urdu, Punjabi (Mirpuri/Pathwari) or Pashto would be useful.

We welcome interest from everyone irrespective of ethnic group but, as members of ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented in this type of role, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
As part of your application we would like you to answer the following question; ‘In no more than 400 words please suggest two ideas for stories from Yorkshire which you would hope to cover for BBC Look North in your first two months in this role; and how you might turn these ideas into compelling TV news reports.’ Please use section 9 of the application questionnaire to give you answer.

The closing date for applications is midnight onThursday June 26th.

Senior Web Developer

Job Introduction
The Radio Product Group in Future Media works alongside our radio networks (e.g. Radio 1, Radio 2 etc.)to deliver innovative and exciting online experiences around the best radio content in the world. The team is responsible for the radio network homepages (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1), music event sites (http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/efmhzc),the BBC’s online music offering (http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/)
We work in an agile environment, with several Scrum teams developing new features for release each sprint. Our goal is to develop imaginative and engaging new features for our product portfolio, delivering across multiple devices without compromising on quality, standards and accessibility, serving our 4m+ weekly unique audience and driving up audience reach.

Recently the team released BBC Playlister, an innovative new product that allows curation of tracks played across the BBC and to export those tracks to third party partners (e.g. Spotify, Youtube) to enable playback. One of our Senior Devs talks about it here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/posts/BBC-Playlister-exporting-tracks).
We’re looking for an experienced Web Developer to join our team; a self-starter with the ability to take on a range of hard and intriguing challenges. You’ll be helping shape the technical implementation of our product, and ensuring what we produce meets the level of quality we aspire to. This is a great opportunity to help shape a team whose delivery will have a major influence in the industry sector, and be seen by a huge audience.

Role Responsibility
As an experienced Senior Web Developer you will be involved in defining and implementing a responsive design approach across all our pages, so you’ll need to be familiar with the key issues around making web pages responsive, and how to implement adaptive layouts in HTML5 and CSS3. High proficiency in PHP and MVC frameworks is essential. This is a great opportunity to join a high-performing team working on some of the BBC’s highest-profile websites.To build object-orientated applications using PHP, Javascript, HTML5, CSS3To advise Product Managers and Project managers technicallyTo provide time and resource estimates to assist in the planning of projectLearn new technologies and be able to apply these to projects as applicableOn occasion, to assist the BBC’s frontline technology support teams in coping with audience-facing problems which are specific to the ‘/programmes’ system, including attendance on out-of-hours conference calls which are scheduled to support on-air activities
The Ideal CandidatePHP 5 development skills with at least one of Zend, Symfony, Silex, Laravel.Unit testing with PHPUnitFront-end web development skills – HTML5/JavaScript/JQueryExperience of TDD, pair programming, OO design, refactoringVersion control systems (Subversion, Git)Linux ExperienceExperience of Ruby and CucumberKnowledge of cross-browser compatibility issuesLove of broadcast media and/or musicWe don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

CHANNEL 4: Production Training Scheme 2014

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Channel 4 have opened their Production Training Scheme 2014.

Click here and head to Open4, an online learning platform which acts as a gateway enabling you to apply for one of 12 places on the award winning Production Training Scheme, which takes place every year. This scheme involves a 12 month paid placement at one of the independent production companies Channel 4  work with, a mentor and monthly training at at Channel 4. The placements within each independent production company vary in nature and may include roles such as researcher, production coordinator or technical assistant. Channel 4 are committed to promoting equal opportunities.  In order to promote diversity in the media industry, and to address the under-representation of disabled people in particular, it is their hope to be able to fill 6 of the 12 available Production Training Scheme places with disabled applicants.

This scheme allows you to work with some amazing projects and more importantly, plenty of inspiring individuals. All of this can help you to build a great future and career in our industry. One trainee ended up being a director on Hollyoaks… Not bad eh!?

#PTS14

Shine: The Hatch 2014

 SHine Group

Shine Group have launched the second year of The Hatch

which will sit at the heart of its UK companies.

The Hatch will be targeting young people (18-25year olds) with raw, undiscovered talent who face barriers to entering the media industry.  There are 5 paid six-month job opportunities for these young people.

Shine will provide the young people with a challenging creative journey that gives them the confidence and skills to become independent and to secure jobs, whilst injecting ideas, creativity and insight into Shine’s work culture.

The Hatch will be supported by media professionals who will mentor, share their knowledge and provide on the job training to give them the tools they need.

The posts are full time and will be based in London.  It is a six-month position from 4th August 2014 to 30th January 2015 with a salary of £17,000 pa pro rata.

The closing date is 4th July 2014 at midnight.

For further details on the scheme, including the application process, please visit our website at thehatchtv.com

Jnr Post Producer

Jnr Post Producer

WE’RE MAVERICK FOR A REASON

Follow the agency herd? Sorry, that’s not us. Not by a long shot. But we don’t think and act different for different’s sake. We do so because we know it works.

Coming at any given challenge from a different angle – a totally unexpected perspective – means we create communications that people remember. It helps our clients to get noticed, beat the competition, and realise their full potential. After all, no two brands should ever be the same.

By harnessing all our multi-discipline skills and our understanding of human behaviour, and then applying our own ‘Thinking Inside Out’ approach, we’ve helped world-class companies to break new ground, develop brands that people truly believe in, and create long term business opportunities.

That’s why we’re Maverick.

Our client list includes
DHL | Bacardi Limited | Ricoh | Findus | London First | Virgin Atlantic | GM | Adidas | Fairmont | Beltico Group | Cabo Sao Roque | Discovery Channel | Merrill Lynch | Black & Decker

Job description

Maverick are on the hunt for an epic Jnr Post Producer willing to role their sleeves up and get involved with the Film Production Unit within a large independent Advertising Agency.

Responsibilities are:

Ensure that your assigned projects are delivered on time, within budget and to the highest possible standard

Arrange kick-off meetings with all relevant Agency staff in order to take detailed briefs on new work

Work with the rest of the Film Team to deliver detailed estimates, detailed post schedules and flag any potential issues

Be responsible for collating all of the assets required to finish each job

Check that all the jobs are reconciled correctly and that each operator has updated their own timesheets in line
with the Post Scheduling software

Liaise with account teams to arrange PO’s to be raised for 3rd Party suppliers

Allocate & utilize resources in an efficient, time effective manner

Source & book freelancers with relevant and high quality skills when required from your list of trusted artists/operators

Provide regular updates on costs to Producers and Agency Staff

Act as a co ordination person for the producers when sharing resource between London and New York office

Ensure all Agency staff are adhering to bookings procedure

Skills and Experience

2-3 Years experience as a Post Producer

Knowledge of FarmersWife

Be driven and not afraid of being too organized!!

Strong people management skills

Supports and invites input from all team members at every level

Excellent interpersonal skills

Pro ACTIVE