Locate are looking for a Production Assistant!

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Locate Productions – Production Assistant Job Description

The Company and the Role

Locate Productions, one of the UK’s leading location and photographic production companies, are looking for a Production Assistant to help produce photographic shoots, liaise with clients and assist the rest of the team. Locate Productions finds, organises and produces location shoots for the TV and photographic industry all over the UK and abroad.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To assist the Production Manager and Director in producing stills photographic shoots, both in the office and on location.
  • To help interpret new client briefs and assist in the estimating process.
  • To carry out administrative tasks such as organising couriers, caterers and other suppliers.
  • To organise letter-drops, movement orders and call sheets.
  • To help prepare for shoots by being responsible for permits and model releases.
  • Uploading research, recce, casting and prop photographs to the website.

Key Attributes:

  • You will be given a thorough induction and training for the role, but we require:
  • An interest in production, including a basic understanding of photographic equipment and jargon.
  • The ability to work both in a team and under own initiative.
  • An understanding of OSX and Microsoft office.
  • Strong organisation skills and the ability to prioritise a workload.
  • Strong written and verbal skills. Friendly and confident telephone manner.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • The ability to work in a fast paced media environment, as part of a tight knit team.
  • To hold a clean UK drivers license.

Job Details:

  • Competitive salary dependant on experience including 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 ‘Production Assistant’. To arrive no later than 29th February 2016. Interviews to be staged from 2nd to 4th March 2016. Any questions, please call Sarah or Amanda 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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