Producer - All Clients - Langland

  • 55 High St, Windsor SL4, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

By 2020, Langland will be the world’s leading health and wellness agency network.

Our purpose is to create “Ideas for a healthier world.” 

Whether it’s helping to find a cure for cancer, making it possible for medicines to be accessed by those who urgently need them anywhere in the world, or educating men about the risks associated with purchasing fake medicines from illegal websites; the communication opportunities for ideas within the health and wellness space are potentially endless. Through the work we create, we can make a real difference to people’s health and lives.

Fundamentally, we seek to challenge and change behaviour. We do this by understanding what people need, want and desire for their health, connecting the right insights with ideas that demonstrate what the brands and services we promote have to offer.

In short, we turn healthcare intelligence into creative engagement

Our reputation as champions of creativity is well established. As the world’s most creatively awarded healthcare advertising agency, we continuously strive to innovate with category-first ideas. 

Whilst ideas are, and will remain, at the heart of what we do, we also need to recognise that the work we create has to thrive in today’s anyhow, anywhere digital world. As such, we need to take responsibility for understanding this world and advising our clients on how to effectively engage with it.

Beyond a common purpose and ambition, we are all connected by shared values: Be Yourself, Be Together, Be Brave, Be Better. 

These values help to create Langland’s unique culture: a culture brimming with entrepreneurial, collaborative and high performing people.

 

Job Description

WHY YOU’RE HERE

The Senior Producer works closely with the Creative, Account and Production teams to ensure that the agency’s creative product is produced to the highest possible standard, that all bought-in goods and services are procured within budget and at a competitive price, and that all delivery deadlines are hit. 

WHAT YOU’RE HERE TO DO

The Senior Producer’s primary function is the sourcing, purchasing and managing of all creative content requirements for the agency, specifically images, photography, CGI, film, motion graphics and voice-overs. 

Production Planning & Management

· Work closely with Creative teams to provide solutions that ensure creative ideas are delivered to the highest standard, to schedule and budget from concept to final delivery.

· Collaborate with Account and Production teams to ensure their production projects are delivered on time and on budget, and ensure all stakeholders are informed of all changes and developments on projects, including time, budget and delivery constraints, at every stage of the process.

· Maintain a status report on all production projects, updated weekly.

Creative Production

· Manage all aspects of creative production, to include: photography, illustration, film, animation, CGI, motion graphics, radio, voiceovers, merchandise:

· Setup and run Pre- and Post- Production meetings

· Attend shoots/edits to ensure they run smoothly

· Organise audio recordings, editing and mixing

· Commission illustrators, including visualisers or partner treatment, for pitches or client presentations

· Oversee image search, selection and purchasing

· Keep records of all image licenses, and alert Account Handling of expiry dates

· Manage all usage and licensing negotiations, documentation and renewals

· Manage contracts, in partnership with the Commercial Director

· Delivery of master files and archiving on Langland servers

· Partnering with the creative team, manage the process from initial concept presentation, partner selection, budget and contract negotiation, usage.

· Actively seek and identify new content talent

Production

· Champion the agency delivery process, mentoring and supporting others. Ensure the appropriate sign-offs are obtained at each stage.

· Partner with Creative, Account and Production teams to manage expectations, costs and risks at each step of the process.

Commercial Delivery

· Work closely with internal teams and external partners to ensure that projects are delivered on time, to a high standard and within budget.

· Review production allocation from internal production team to production partners based on capabilities, budgets and timelines 

· Alert the Account Handling team to any budget or delivery issues as soon as they arise, ensuring that any costs over the original scope of work are identified, estimated and approved prior to progressing.

· Manage the selection, delivery and quality of preferred content production partners to ensure they meet or exceed Langland’s creative expectations, whilst negotiating the best possible rates.

· Manage the issuing of Purchase Orders to production partners.

· Develop robust systems, procedures and initiatives to increase productivity and improve cost efficiency

People

· Encourage teamwork and good communication.

· As a Senior Team Member, assist with the coaching and development of more junior members of staff.

Undertake any other task, deemed to be appropriate to this role, as directed by your manager or another manager.

Qualifications

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

As the Senior Producer, you will be expected to gain knowledge through a combination of on the job learning, internal and external training and by keeping up-to-date with developments in Production.

In addition, the following specific skills and knowledge are required:

· Proven track record in Production positions in integrated advertising agencies or in film production

· A great creative eye, a passion for working with the best creative partners and to care about your role

· A passion for delivering great work and exceeding creative expectations

· Commercially aware with strong negotiation skills and the ability to control costs against budgets

· A good knowledge of, and relationships with, current content production partners

· A good working knowledge of print, repro and digital

· Working knowledge of MS Office, Acrobat 

· A good understanding of the agency’s business including a broad knowledge of the agency's clients and brands

As an IPA member agency, Langland encourages everyone to see learning as a platform for business success. You are expected to undertake a minimum of 24 hours continuous professional development (CPD) per year (pro rated for those working part-time). CPD can be anything (not just IPA activities) that you have done to develop yourself and others – training courses, coaching, appraisals, inductions, mentoring, reading, studying, qualifications, job swaps or learning a language. You are required to keep your IPA CPD diary updated with details of all your learning and development activities and encouraged to share this with your manager on a regular basis.

The IPA’s Leg Regs Certificate is a mandatory requirement for Account Directors and, at Langland, it is recommended for those holding senior positions in Creative and Production. It covers three main areas: basic intellectual property, advertising, direct marketing and sales promotion regulation in the UK and specific areas of interest, such as the use of celebrities, data protection and digital content.

 

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