Production Executive – Scripted Comedy (Fixed Term Contract)

Central London
13 Feb 2012
12 Mar 2012
Job Type

Production Executive – Scripted Comedy (Fixed Term Contract). Central London

Retort is looking for a Production Executive to support the growth of our Scripted Comedy and Drama projects. You’ll be working across the next generation of shows to follow in the footsteps of The IT Crowd, PhoneShop, Holy Flying Circus, Kidnap and Ransom, Green Wing and many others.

The successful applicant will be largely working on Scripted Comedy within the new Retort label, while also supporting Hillbilly and Projector-originated projects as needed. We require someone with relevant experience at Line Producer level or above in UK network broadcast scripted comedy or drama. You’ll also need an excellent sense of humour, brilliant organisational and communication skills, and first-rate industry contacts.

The purpose of this role is to work with and support the Head of Production for Retort and the Heads of Retort, Hillbilly and Projector to ensure that developments and commissions are planned, contracted and run efficiently and that workload is dealt with effectively and prioritised correctly. The individual must work across planning, production and delivery stages of all the productions, which includes responsibility for budgeting new projects and communicating with agents and broadcasters as required. You’ll be responsible for monitoring progress, budgets, production issues, staffing and delivery, communicating as appropriate with the operational management, finance, HR and legal teams. You’ll report to the Head of Production for Retort.

Initially the contract will be for a 6 month fixed term with a view to review.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Noelle Killeen at