Production Executive job.

STV Studios are currently recruiting for a 12 month fixed term Production Exec/Line Producer role based in London (or Glasgow) for a High End TV Drama. 

Location: 12-month fixed term position, Glasgow or London based

​Are you an experienced Production Executive or Line Producer with a depth of knowledge and skills in high end drama production?

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and Creative Director of Drama, the Production Executive will oversee STV Studios’ slate of drama productions.
Oversee productions from greenlight to full delivery.
Prepare production schedules and programme budgets to enable delivery on time and within finance plan.
Ensure productions adhere to requisite processes and procedures, including submission of necessary permissions and risk assessments required for filming, and completion of post production paperwork.
Manage the process of engaging staff and freelance talent, including developing a diverse database of production crews, undertaking interviews and ensuring contractual paperwork is completed in a timely manner, in accordance with current legislation.
Oversee development of new training initiatives within the drama department and on specific productions.
Cost report management and monitoring production spending, liaising with production finance as required to ensure cash flow is appropriately managed and reconciled.
Work collaboratively with Executive Producers, Producers, Production Managers and senior production staff to examine scripts and/or programme ideas and troubleshoot productions, providing support and guidance to resolve and overcome challenges.
Monitor productions for consistency in rates and best practice, keeping up to date with industry standard practice and guidelines.
Support the Head of Development in drawing up development budgets, and liaise with Broadcasters on development agreements.
Assist with commercial negotiations as required by the Chief Operating Officer.
Assist in any other aspects of the work of the Company as reasonably required.

Skills and Experience

A strong track-record as a Production Executive/senior-level Line Producer of high-quality UK drama, and be skilled at production management, budgeting and cost reporting.
Up to date understanding of governing legislation and guidelines for employment, HMRC, TV and Film guidelines, equity, PACT, environment, health and safety.
Excellent working knowledge of Movie Magic and MS Office including strong Excel skills, and ability to analyse financial information.
An established network of industry contacts and trusted supplier relationships.
A confident approach to decision making and the ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively as required within a busy production environment.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, organisation and problem solving skills.


There are plenty of reasons why it’s great to work at STV, here are just a few of the perks for you;
25 days paid annual leave and 9 public holidays per annum, with the option to buy more through our Holiday Extras scheme.
An extra day’s holiday on your birthday.
Healthcare cash plan providing Company contributions towards dental, optical, wellbeing or other healthcare costs.
Company pension contribution.
Cycle to work scheme.
Season ticket travel loan.
On-site occupational health service.
Flexible benefits portal providing a range of retail and gym discounts.
We’re happy to talk about hybrid working to help you balance work, life, and to achieve your goals in both – we’re focused on creating an inclusive working environment where colleagues can collaborate, create and thrive to deliver results and perform at their best.

Closing date: 19 January 2021

STV is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and to equality of opportunity for all. We encourage applications from candidates currently under-represented in our industry, so we are keen to hear from people from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background, disabled and/or neuro diverse people and those from a lower socio-economic background.

As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

Further detail can be found here Careers – STV plc