LS Productions
Posted on January 12, 2023

Producer

Closing: February 17th 2023

PRODUCER

ABOUT LS

LS Productions is a leading global production house, founded by Marie Owen in 2006 and led by BAFTA-winning Executive Producer and Managing Director, Sarah Drummond.

We are creative collaborators and problem-solvers, whose production and location teams unlock the UK’s potential for photo and film projects from our studio base in Manchester and production hubs in Edinburgh and London.

We provide global clients with world-class production and location knowledge, offering deep logistical understanding when producing in the UK and globally.

Being the UK’s biggest, buzziest production services company means that from sport, music and fashion, to TV, commercials and films, we can go beyond to bring your next production to life.

Our reputation is built upon professionalism and a sustainable production agenda and is strengthened by a ‘people-first’ attitude and culture.

No challenge too tricky. No idea is impossible. Interested in joining?

OVERVIEW

As a Producer at LS Productions you will work with the team to develop, win and lead business for all clients who want to shoot in the UK, whether that be motion or stills with a key focus on Commercial in the Scotland and Ireland areas. You will be responsible for understanding the creative & production brief and subsequently providing a detailed quote, converting the job, doing the production, and negotiating the final budget.

On confirmation of a production, it will be your responsibility to bring together and lead the team, overseeing all vital elements for a successful shoot. On completion, you will reconcile the budget and send the final account to the client. You will work to our high standards throughout the process, ensuring compliance with our templates and procedures.

You will work with brands directly, with production companies and advertising agencies UK and internationally. The above will be undertaken in conjunction with our business development team to enable a rounded approach to pursuing & managing new relationships, key accounts and repeat business opportunities for LS.

As a member of the Scotland production team, you will also be supporting in building the freelance production team as required. This will be done in conjunction with our Senior Producer and/or Head of Production.

KEY SKILLS

  • Expert knowledge of advertising production procedures, especially bidding and APA guidelines.
  • Well-connected and respected in the industry, with focus in Commercial
  • Great organisational skills including being able to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Capable of working within and leading a team, and of training more junior team members.
  • Have strong negotiation, budgeting and financial reporting skills.
  • Maintain quality standards across the production of all creative work.
  • A thorough understanding of the sales processes and closing business deals.
  • Ability to manage relationships pro-actively within and across teams, internally and externally.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work alone, at a distance, but at the same time to be part of a wider team.
  • Flexible and able to handle stress and react quickly to clients’ demands.

OTHER SKILLS

You must have a strong work ethic and a positive attitude with the ability to work under pressure. Excellent communication skills and time management are essential, and you must be able to work within a team and be good at problem solving whilst adapting to new situations and challenges.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build great working relationships with all departments
  • Solid experience using IT systems, including GSuite and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm in the face of changing circumstances
  • Ability to prioritise work efficiently and meet deadlines
  • A commitment to embrace and advocate for inclusion is essential

SALARY & BENEFITS PACKAGE

  • Competitive salary, negotiable based on experience
  • 29 days paid annual leave, plus 3 ‘gifted’ holidays on Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years day, plus a half day to celebrate your birthday!
  • A bank of 12 ‘Happiness Hours’ to take at your leisure throughout the year
  • £300 every year to spend on your passion – whatever that might be.
  • Pensions scheme, cycle to work scheme, medical cash plan.
  • An amazing Culture within LS Productions – we’re talking team days, bi-annual parties, Tattie Tuesdays, and the chance to be part of our amazing Culture Club.
  • Immediate access to Spill, a fantastic mental health support app and Bippit, providing you with your very own Financial Advisor

REPORTING

You will report to the Head of Production, Emilie Dumas

LOCATION

You will work from our Edinburgh office at 107 Constitution Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH6 7AE or remotely. We operate a hybrid working policy, but you will be required to work from the office, approximately 2 days a week. In addition you may be required to travel to our other offices in Manchester and London for company wide meetings, and to set where needed, and expenses will be provided for this.

APPLICATION PROCESS

All applications should be submitted via the online form by Friday 17th February 2023. Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The application must contain:

  • Cover Letter (two pages maximum) addressing your suitability for the position and interest in working with LS Productions.
  • CV (including a list of your credits: brand / prod. company / director / producer).
  • Salary expectations.
  • Where you heard about LS Productions.

SELECTION PROCESS

LS Productions is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and the crew we engage. It is within our best interest to promote diversity and eliminate discrimination in the workplace. Our aim is to ensure that all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity and that our Company is representative of all sections of society. Each employee will be respected and valued and able to give their best as a result.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Starting date: ASAP.
  • Contract duration: Full-time.
  • Remuneration: Negotiable based on experience.
  • Location: Scotland, with preference for Edinburgh.

** Deadline Friday 17th February 2022 **