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Executive Producer (A5026)

Our client is now looking for a talented, senior Executive Producer to support the development of new TV series and oversee productions.

The Company

Our client is a renowned scripted production company producing award-winning modern and innovative programming by working with the very best writing talent.
Their programmes can be seen on many of the major UK broadcasters and platforms, including the BBC, Sky, ITV and Netflix, and their productions have become highly successful ratings winners.

The Role

Key responsibilities of this important role include:

• Develop strong relationships with agents, writers and directors in order to secure the best international talent
• Identify internationally marketable ideas
• Develop scripts and work closely with the Development team writers
• Pitch new formats to controllers, commissioners and talent
• Research and acquire existing formats from third parties in the UK and overseas

The Candidate

The successful candidate will already be an accomplished producer of TV dramas, and will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the international content market. You will have a track record in developing, pitching and securing commissions and the ability to oversee complex projects from conception to completion.
You will have exceptionally strong contacts network within the UK and international agents, and the ability to influence and attract high-profile directors, writers and screen talent.

You will also:
• Communicate clearly and effectively, and work well with the leadership team
• Have strong commercial skills and a good understanding of production financing
• Demonstrate strong leadership skills
• Be able to travel within the UK on a regular basis

The Rewards
An attractive package including a six figure base salary is available for the successful candidate.
If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.

Head of Development (A5021)

A highly experienced Head of Development for an award winning scripted television production company.

Our client is a renowned scripted production company, producing award-winning modern and innovative programming by working with the very best writing talent. Their programmes can be seen on many of the major UK broadcasters and platforms, including the BBC, Sky, ITV and Netflix, and their productions have become highly successful ratings winners.

The Role

Our client is looking for a talented and innovative Head of Development who will lead our client’s development strategy and create a slate of exciting high end scripted projects. Overseeing the development team they will originate, develop and pitch winning new programme ideas for UK and global broadcasters and platforms.

Key responsibilities

• Meet and foster relationships with writers and directors, building lists of potential collaborators for projects
• Assess new submissions and provide editorial notes to the script teams working across pre-production and production
• Being aware of changes and developments in the market and commissioning landscape
• Attend meetings with broadcasters to pitch new ideas, demonstrating editorial judgement and understanding of their commissioning strategy
• Proactively identify and develop new material and talent, tracking the UK and US TV Drama market, theatre shows and awareness of the book market.
• Managing an effective development team. Performing appraisals and interviewing new talent.

Some UK travel may be required.

The Candidate

With experience in working in scripted development, you will have an excellent understanding of the development process. You’ll be able to demonstrate a career developing drama shows for leading channels and platforms. Ideally, you’ll have a first class book of contacts including writers, agents and script executives.

You will have a strong understanding of the submissions process as a whole, with demonstrable experience working in an editorial position.

The Rewards
An attractive salary package is available to successful candidate.

If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.

HR Director - Major News Broadcaster (A5020)

An exciting, strategic HR role with an international news broadcaster, building their state-of-the-art London facilities.


Based: London

The Company

Our client is an international broadcaster, with offices across the globe on several continents. They specialise in providing news and current affairs content for their television channels and digital platforms.

Their TV news channels are available globally on most major satellite and cable platforms, plus it has an extensive digital footprint across YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Based in London, our client is seeking to create a significant news operation to cover Europe, with the ultimate aim to build a well-staffed hub producing news content for their global channels.

The Role

Managing a small and busy HR team, the successful candidate will be responsible for designing HR strategy as well as overseeing all HR processes.

Key responsibilities

Strategy>
• Lead on organisational design and restructure as the client grows and evolves.
• Evaluate, create, implement, develop, up-date and maintain policies and procedures which will improve our client’s overall operation and effectiveness
• Partner with the senior managers by adding value to their departments and working closely with them to deliver their objectives
• Deliver excellent advice, coaching and support to ensure managers are equipped to effectively manage their teams

Operations
• Organize and implement the recruitment and on-boarding process.
• Create and design the future Performance Management System
• Develop policies and procedures to ensure the company is kept up-to-date with changes in employment legislation.
• Develop, track and manage comprehensive, consistent and competitive compensation and benefit plans aligned with the culture.
• Be responsible for employee relationship management and develop an effective engagement programme

Short term priorities
• Evaluate, create, implement, develop policies to protect the health and safety of the employees during the pandemic
• Design and implement the strategy preparation of IR35 Reform
• Design and implement training and development strategy
• Manage and continue to align effective performance management through the appraisal process and assessments.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will:

• Has a Bachelor’ degree in Human Resources, Business Management or related field.
• Experience in senior management in TV, ideally news
• Be responsible, conscientious, patient and thrive under pressure.
• Have experience working with other cultures and management styles
• Be easy-going, motivated, hardworking, meticulous, rational, a good sense of teamwork and good communication

If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.