Producer Posted Feb 09
Lime Pictures , Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Hollyoaks are looking for a highly creative Producer to lead their editorial team. A proven track-record in continuing drama, scripts and story is essential, coupled with a thorough knowledge of production. Working in a three-week rotation with two other Producers, the successful candidate will be responsible for five-episode blocks, overseeing all stages of the editorial and production process from scene breakdowns through to rough-cut viewings. A creative approach to problem-solving, coupled with excellent interpersonal skills is essential. ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES: - Leading the editorial and production teams to ensure both scripts and completed episodes are delivered on schedule and to the highest standard possible, the role holder will be responsible for: - Attending story conferences and commissioning meetings with the editorial team and writers, contributing ideas and developing stories. - Attending commissioning and script meetings, providing notes and feedback at each stage of the draft process in conjunction with the series producers and script editors. - Keeping the editorial schedule on track and ensuring all deadlines are met. - Providing support to the script editors as their first port of call for any script queries they need to refer up the chain. - Liaising with the scheduling and production teams to deliver episodes that fit the schedule. - Keeping abreast of research, legal and compliance issues and liaising with the relevant departments to ensure they're implemented in the scripts. - Keeping on top of continuity from block to block. - Briefing directors on content, continuity, tone and performance. - Dealing with ongoing script-management, timings and shoot queries throughout the production period and providing ad-hoc director support. - Attending rough-cut viewings, liaising with the edit producer and production regarding additional requirements, such as pick-up shots or ADR. - Mentoring across the editorial team, including sourcing new writers, reading and providing feedback on trial scripts. SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE • A thorough knowledge of production, script and story processes, possessing significant experience working as a script editor or story editor on a serial drama. • The ability to lead editorial meetings and deliver script notes with creative solutions whilst adhering to agreed production parameters. • The ability to brief directors and production teams on the editorial vision of the block. • The ability to work with editors and deliver picture notes on rough cut viewings. • Excellent interpersonal skills, having the ability to form relationships across the production. • Excellent communication skills. • The ability to lead a team. • The ability to be flexible and proactive to meet strict deadlines. • The ability to work well under pressure in a fast-moving, demanding environment. • Excellent time management skills. • Excellent organizational and administrative skills. • A keen eye for detail. • The ability to motivate and mentor people. Contract: 6 month Fixed Term Location: Liverpool A full copy of the job description is available on request. Interested applicants should apply by sending a covering letter and CV to by 10th March 2018.

Work Hours: Full Time