Production Manager (Freelancer)

Job Locations UK-London
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/19/2022 6:21 AM)
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Location: London

Department: Production

Start Date: Jan 2023


Hybrid work: Employees work in a hybrid model balancing collaboration in our Euston office and remote work. 


Find a job that lets your imagination run wild!  


WildBrain Spark is a digital media leader that creates, manages and distributes kids’ entertainment content on platforms such as YouTube, Amazon Video Direct and ROKU. WildBrain Spark’s branded YouTube network is one of the largest of its kind, featuring over 500 brands and 300K videos across 800 kids’ channels.  


Our team also produces original content at our studio including animation, stop motion and live action, both for our channels and those of popular kids’ content and toy brands. If you have an idea, WildBrain Spark will help you develop and grow it into a reality! Our content reaches 1 in 3 kids globally with over 4 billion monthly views, engaging families everywhere! This huge reach could not happen without our legendary team – and we are looking to add to it! 


To work at WildBrain Spark means you get to help create and share stories that lets imaginations run wild. Join our team today to become part of the story! 


Job Summary:

As Production Manager at WildBrain Spark you will be responsible for providing an essential management function across all content produced in-house and co-productions, from the development stage to the delivery.  You will be responsible for all organisational aspects of production including scheduling, budgeting, administration and ensuring all content is delivered on-time and on-budget. This role reports directly to the Head of Production.

Summary of Main Responsibilities

  • Working with Producers, overseeing the arrangement of resources, facilities and budgets for all content produced

  • Working closely with Producers and Head of Production to set effective schedules and budgets for assigned projects to manage

  • Working with Producers and Finance to cost-track and manage all production budgets for content produced

  • Working with Producers to ensure animation and live productions are on budget and to schedule. Actioning any bottlenecks

  • Client facing

  • Negotiating with talent/crew/agencies/suppliers to get the best deals for third party services needed by production.

  • Ensuring all administration work is in place (contracts, licenses, clearances, releases) for productions.

  • Responsible for adherence to all aspects of health & safety, safeguarding, and any relevant guidelines and codes with respect to content production.

  • Plays a key role in the transformation and refining of processes the Production team uses, ensuring we adopt efficient and dynamic approaches to support seamless handovers and relationship with other teams.

  • Line management of a Production Co-ordinator/ Production Assistant if required



Skills & Experience:

  • A proven track-record of successfully delivering multiple complex projects with knowledge of all aspects of development, production and post-production.

  • Multi-tasker, with the ability to keep several projects moving at once.

  • Experience of budget creation and management.

  • A team-player, collaborator, and manager with the ability to help cross-functional teams.

  • Experience in character animated series production across both 2D and 3D

  • Experience of production management systems, such as Hive, Monday.com and/or any similar software's.

  • Deliver organisation and prioritisation skills in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Analytical, with ability to communicate to internal/external parties when required

  • Solutions focused and proactive

  • Motivated to learn, grow and succeed





What We Offer 

Working at WildBrain Spark is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality. We offer competitive benefits and we invest in our people and their future. Some of the perks we have are private medical insurance, income protection, gym subsidy, bonus time off, employee share programmes, reduced summer hours and flexible & home working.  


Our Commitment 

Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain CPLG. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and brings their authentic self to work.  


We demonstrate our commitment to this by striving to provide a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities. We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key! WildBrain Spark accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required. 


About WildBrain – a parent company of WildBrain Spark 

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers. 


WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit wildbrain.com to learn more! 


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