Senior Post Production Producer within Integrated Advertising
London
 
Senior Post Production Producer
13 Months FTC

Who are Engine?

We are Engine. A new breed of creative communications company. We operate via a unique collaborative model that curates specialist teams around clients’ needs, providing them with the answers they need now. And the questions they should ask of the future. We work with some of the largest and most admired brands in the world, and in the last two years have won almost 100 top-tier industry awards.
 
What is the role?

As Senior Post Production Producer you will help deliver against Engine's creative and commercial ambition. You will produce and deliver a wide range of TV commercials, branded entertainment and editorial content at the best possible quality, on time and within budget.
 
What are the main responsibilities?
 
In depth knowledge and management of all aspects of the post production process.
Advise on the feasibility and best production approach of new creative ideas or scripts to creatives, account teams and clients.
Scoping, negotiation and preparation of small and large-scale post production budgets; ability to dissect scripts from both a creative and financial perspective.
Produce and manage budgets and schedules, ensuring that projects are completed to the highest standard achievable.
Manage project deadlines and deliverables in accordance with the agreed schedule.
Manage project timelines and scheduling on Float, overseeing scheduling personnel to ensure the workflow is run as effectively and efficiently as possible, in line with working hours for the edit team.
Coordinating all administration in line with the role i.e. billing, reconciling jobs, data management and maintaining the workflow of the bookings system (Float).
Liaising with Operators on the progress of jobs.
Organising freelance cover (Operator level) as and when required.
Maintain communication about project progress, highlighting potential problems and identifying solutions.
Up to date knowledge of industry software.
Seek out opportunities to develop our post production offering.
Constantly source, seek, promote and nurture new post-production talent.
Cultivate strong working relationships with teams and clients across Engine.
Ensure quality control; inform best practice and industry standards across all productions, with a solid understanding of the clocking and playout procedure for Broadcast.
Excellent understanding of company policy, Business Affairs, legal and insurance documentation required across each production.
Ability to wrangle internal & external teams effectively.
Ability to balance creative aspirations with business requirements.
Tracking workflow, status, timing plans and costs on assigned projects with critical budget management.
Advise account teams on fee/production splits upon budget sign off and work with them to ensure projects are billed in accordance to the timeline.
Identify possible efficiencies and strive to achieve client satisfaction and commercial success.
Tracking of PO's & invoicing.
Timely reconciliation of budgets and wrapping up of projects.
Help to best plan and prepare for upcoming work.
Maintain and update internal status documents, finance trackers and production slates.
Build and nurture close working relationships with the post production team to ensure they feel supported at all times and maintain a consistent and efficient workflow.
Engage, educate and motivate junior members of the post and production team.
Help to induct & support freelance engineers and Junior Producers.
Help to promote the capabilities of the Engine Film team and showcase achievements.
Help drive and take point on Engine Film Initiatives.

Experience:

A minimum of 5 years’ previous post producer experience within a post house or agency
Experience of using the FLOAT bookings system would be an advantage.
Experienced in contract negotiation and commercial impact of contracts.
Deep understanding of material licensing in a media environment.
Carefully considers and balances the budget and timeline with the quality of creative output.

What sort of person are we looking for?

Creatively driven; passionate about making the best work
Innovative thinker
Highly responsible, organised and unflappable
Outstanding manner and interpersonal skills
Diplomatic, collaborative and able to read a room
Excited to be challenged everyday
Expectation management; a leader who can manage stakeholders of all levels
Excellent networking, communication, presentation, negotiation and social skills at all levels
Excellent understanding of industry regulations and best practice
Works well under pressure whilst maintaining a systematic and effective approach
Ready and able to use initiative, originate action and take responsibility for the decisions made
Able to identify risk and mitigate against it whilst remaining solutions focussed
Excellent attention to detail
Confident & articulate when engaging clients
Good commercial awareness
 
 
At Engine we believe in a culture of inclusivity, we celebrate difference and believe that diversity makes our business more relevant, our work more meaningful and our people more empowered. We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all and we're open to applications from all ethnicities, orientations, beliefs, gender identities + those with neurodiverse traits.
 
 

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