Head of Production

Job Locations UK-London
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/19/2023 5:58 AM)
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Location: London

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! 


About the job/role 

Reporting to the Director, Spark Studio, the Head of Production will run our slate and studio operations, manage our production management department and south London studio. Alongside running the day to day of the production slate, you will be working closely with our Senior Producers and Head of Post-Production to drive forward strategic objectives and iterating processes to deliver team efficiencies and long term value to the studio. You will be responsible for all operational aspects of the studio and working with key stakeholders around the business and ensuring all processes are clear and effective with each department, this includes legal, finance, talent, content partnerships, post-production, audience and network, distribution, content operations. You will own the supplier relations and be on the lookout for new ones to improve our output and ensure scheduling across these is optimized and most effective.


  • Operational accountability for Spark Studio’s production slate through Hive, our production management tool, and all supporting processes and documenting these for the team
  • Resource management, forecasting across editorial, production and support staff
  • Management of production team, which includes line management of three production managers
  • Oversight of our south London studio, with the day-to-day management being run by our Studio Co-ordinator
  • Owning supplier relationships and understanding how to utilise their expertise for our slate
  • Supporting producers and production managers ramp up and plan their series from development to delivery
  • Being a key contact and building relationships and effective processes across the Global Content Group within WildBrain, as well as within the WildBrain Spark business unit
  • Responsible for adherence to all aspects of health & safety, safeguarding, rights and compliance clearances and any relevant guidelines and codes with respect to content production
  • Partnering with our Senior Producer team to build effective and efficient pipelines per show, and format, across 2D, 3D and Stop Motion, Live Action, and editorial formats
  • Working towards and improving our DE&I efforts for our off screen talent and teams


  • Have a proven track record of successfully delivering multiple complex projects across formats, and having to rebuild pipelines to support the editorial vision
  • Confidence in using new technology and softwares in the pipeline, particularly project and task management tools, and building the appropriate infrastructure in these
  • Solution driven with experience in how to automate and create further efficiencies in production processes and pipeline
  • Highly numerate and analytical with experience of series budget creation, budget management, scheduling and dynamic live changes through the production
  • Be a key team manager, demonstrating leadership and accountability in the success of the company
  • Detailed understanding of Live Action, and Animation workflows (2D, 3D and Stop Motion) 
  • Successful line management, mentorship, and growth of teams from a wide range of experiences

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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