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Locate Productions: Location Library Assistant

The Company and the Role

Locate Productions, one of the UK’s leading location and photographic production companies, are looking for a Location Library Assistant to help source locations, liaise with clients and assist the rest of the team. Locate Productions finds, organises and produces location shoots for the Film, TV and photographic industry all over the UK and abroad. The expanding locations library currently has over 4,000 residential, commercial and public locations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To assist the Location Library Agent and Manager in sourcing and securing new locations.
  • To help manage the library website and database.
  • To photograph, edit, upload and tag new locations for the website.
  • To assist the team in interpreting briefs and servicing location enquiries.
  • To arrange location recces for both in-house and external scouts, directors and producers.
  • To assist in the marketing of the library, including social media and newsletters.

Key Attributes:

You will be given a thorough induction and training for the role, but we require:

  • An interest or background in photography, travel, architecture and/or interior design.
  • An understanding of Apple Macs, Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom.
  • The ability to work under your own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Strong organisation skills and the ability to prioritise a workload.
  • Friendly and confident telephone manner.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced media environment, as part of a tight-knit team.
  • A clean UK driving licence would be advantageous.

Job Details:

  • Competitive salary, dependent on experience.
  • A company performance related bonus.
  • Based on a 40-hour week at the Locate Productions office in Battersea, SW8.
  • 21 paid days holiday plus public holidays.

To apply; please email your CV and a covering letter to locate@locateproductions.com addressed ‘Location Library Assistant Application’. To arrive no later than Monday 20th February. Interviews to be staged week later that week.

Any questions, please call Katie or Jo on 0207 978 1688.

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Job Purpose:

Locate Productions is one of the UK’s leading service production companies, producing stills and moving image content in the UK and abroad. Established in London in 2005, the company works with some of the world’s leading brands, producing campaigns such as This Girl Can, NHS at 70, HSBC Premier and Jaguar XE.

Consisting of a dedicated team of producers, location scouts and managers, Locate Productions are experts in providing a high level, cost-effective production that is aligned to a strong business ethic of high standards, impartiality, sustainability and fairness.

As part of their expansion plans, Locate Productions are looking to recruit a Commercial Director to join their small, dynamic team and help attract new business. 

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the business owners and Head of Production to develop the company’s short, mid and long-term commercial strategy according to company goals and objectives to drive and accelerate growth. You will be set targets and your performance assessed on the achievement of this growth
  • To carry out analysis and help create and deliver detailed business plans on commercial opportunities such as business development and international growth
  • Develop strategies to identify and acquire new clients globally and drive new business, specifically targeting creative advertising agencies and commercial brand marketing sectors
  • Collaborate and co-ordinate with in-house teams such as International Production, Creative Hub, Production Services and Locations in generating new leads and building on existing contacts
  • Monitor and analyse the performance of the company’s commercial activities 
  • Support the wider company in maintaining the high standards of service across all sectors.

Experience:

  • Demonstrated senior commercial experience working within the creative industries, ideally with a background in ad-agencies or brand marketing
  • In-depth understanding and proven track record of developing and executing winning commercial strategies
  • Experience of managing a prospect through the whole sales process from lead identification and outreach all the way through to signed contract and onboarding
  • Proven success in a comparable targeted role, including an existing network of relevant contacts to be able to hit the ground running.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Commercially-minded, with strong analytical skills and a strategic approach to tasks
  • Solution-orientated, with an entrepreneurial attitude
  • Experience of international travel, ideally involving trade shows and industry events
  • Strong understanding of the media production process both in the UK and globally
  • Solid knowledge of marketing trends and strategies along with performance reporting and financial/budgeting processes
  • A desire to be part of a close-knit team within a company that values its staff and adheres to a strong set of beliefs and principles.

Job Details:

  • A full-time role, predominately based in the London office but with flexibility over working hours and place of work
  • International travel (post-COVID)
  • 25 days paid holiday in addition to bank holidays
  • Competitive salary, dependant on experience
  • Basic plus performance bonus salary structure
  • Potential performance-related equity options

Application Process:

Please send a CV and covering letter to locate@locateproductions.com titled ‘CD Position’. 

Please get this to us as soon as possible as this is a position which is immediately available. 

Our communications will be in the strictest confidence; please ensure you outline your availability and expected salary. 

Second-round interviews will see candidates pitching a proposal based on a set topic. 

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