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Production Coordinator & Researcher – Documentaries

Do you have location and office based production coordination experience and are capable of researching and developing a video production from concept to finished product?

At Play Sports Network, we are looking for a Production Coordinator & Researcher to be responsible for all the organisational, scheduling and administrative aspects of a video production from pre to post production, including the management of the shoot on location as required.

As Production Coordinator & Researcher, you will work with our documentary feature team  across all PSN Commercial, editorial, digital promotions and multimedia campaigns.

The Production Coordinator & Researcher assists the PSN Producers, Creative Directors and Filmmakers to interpret and realise a project’s creative vision, financially and logistically. You will prepare and update production schedules or script breakdowns to confirm that sufficient time has been allocated for all aspects of the production process, and to check the Producer’s budget and schedule.

Production Coordinator & Researchers also will support script writers and filmmakers to research and develop their vision.

The position will require work on location in the UK and overseas.

WHAT SKILLS & EXPERIENCE WILL YOU NEED?

  • Production experience
  • Understanding of the technical processes involved in video production, including camera, lighting, sound and editing
  • Knowhow to ensure that all necessary licences and clearances have been obtained for a production
  • Be able to work effectively, and with diplomacy and sensitivity, with all members of the production team, with presenters, other contributors, and members of the public
  • Have excellent organisational skills
  • Have up-to-date working knowledge of relevant UK union and/or broadcaster regulations and agreements, e.g. Pact/Equity, Pact/Musicians Union, Pact/BECTU
  • Know how to access information about, and comply with, corresponding regulations and agreements in other countries
  • Able to learn quickly and adapt to changes in organisational priorities.
  • Experience in online video is desirable and a full driving licence and the ability to work in the UK and EU is required.

WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?

  • Working with the producer and senior production staff
  • Planning, researching  and scheduling multiple shoots ahead.
  • Researching and developing productions
  • Managing more complex shoots  on location as required.
  • Drawing up a production schedule
  • Location scouting
  • Negotiating costs with suppliers
  • Hiring crew and contractors
  • Approving bookings of resources, locations, equipment and supplies
  • Arranging permissions and risk assessments
  • Assisting with the management of  a production office team

WHAT DO OUR COMPANY BENEFITS LOOK LIKE?

  • 5 weeks holiday, bank holidays & Christmas week shutdown (36 days paid holiday per annum on a full time contract)
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Pension Plan
  • Bang up to date technology and equipment with which to work
  • Modern offices with air con, showers, bike parking & coffee machines
  • Company bike rides each summer during office hours
  • Christmas Party and summer bike ride/parties
  • Free lunch every month before payday
  • Free birthday pizza lunch out
  • Welcome gifts: GCN/GMBN cycling and casual wear
  • Up to 50% discount in the GCN, GMBN and GTN shops
  • A fantastically vibrant, positive, friendly, active and collaborative working environment

ABOUT PLAY SPORTS GROUP

Play Sports Group is the world’s leading creator of cycling digital video distributed on YouTube and Facebook. We are a digital sports media company focused on the world of cycling.

Combining a deep love of the sport with peerless expertise in video and digital distribution, PSG has built a leadership position in the market, with 45m monthly video views to 3.1m subscribers amongst the 5.7m social followers of its eight channels that include Global Cycling Network (GCN), Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) and Global Triathlon Network (GTN), along with the first two of a growing number of non-English language channels, GCN en Español and GCN Italia. PSG channel presenters are engaging, knowledgeable former professional riders from the very highest levels who connect with the fans, and with world class athletes, teams and races, bringing their audiences to the heart of the professional sport with unmatched authenticity.

PSG also includes the award-winning cycling media agency, SHIFT Active Media who work alongside some of the biggest, most high-profile brands in the cycling world, and is backed by an investor group led by Discovery Inc.

The Play Sports Group is the world’s leading creator of cycling digital video distributed on YouTube and Facebook. We are a digital sports media company focused on the world of cycling.

GMBN – our mountain bike channel, launched in January 2015 and already has more than 1 million subscribers. GMBN Tech launched in December 2017 and has over 100,000 subscribers. We have a very active presence on social media – reaching tens of millions of cycling fans, every month!

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