Executive Producer - US and International, ITN Productions

  • Job Reference: 00000339-1
  • Date Posted: 11 February 2021
  • Recruiter: ITN
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Broadcasting, Production
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We’re looking for an experienced Executive Producer to help grow our rapidly expanding international business.

The successful candidate will play a key role in coming up with ideas, pitching to commissioners, securing greenlights and producing programmes for US and international broadcasters.

This is a UK-based role, but the ideal candidate will have strong connections with US broadcasters and streamers.

You’ll support the Head of International Programmes and our team in the UK and US to develop and deliver long-form, live, fast-turnaround and short-form programmes to some of the world’s biggest broadcasters.

You will oversee and manage the production of broadcast programming across a range of budgets, from development through to final delivery. You will be responsible for responding to commissioner briefs, support the development process, and pitching to win new broadcast business. You will be expected to keep costs in line with budgets, keep a pipeline of ideas updated, and assist in delivering new revenue through ideas generation and forward planning.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Experienced editorial figure with a strong US and SVOD background  with a good  understanding of the global tv market
  • An established multi-skilled executive producer with experience across a range of programming
  • Experience as a producer on successful US and SVOD programming
  • Self-starter with strong ideas
  • Proven success in securing commissions with US and international broadcasters
  • Strong contacts in the US and SVOD commissioning world
  • Proven client management skills – ability to manage clients in a calm but authoritative manner
  • Strong commercial sense and experience of writing proposals, as well as pitching 
  • Confident and authoritative decision maker
  • Experience of live programming and gallery output advantageous, but not essential
  • Ability to apply your skills across different types of broadcast material, from fast turnaround productions and studio shows through to longer programmes and development
  • Experience of budget and pipeline management
  • Awareness and understanding of the financial implications of all decision-making
  • Technical experience and solid understanding of Post-Production workflows
  • A positive and ‘can-do’ attitude towards work
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage large projects and multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a diplomatic approach to building and maintaining relationships
  • Creative attitude to problem-solving
  • Flexible and confident leader of production teams, with the ability to motivate and get the best out of people
  • Ability to produce content under tight deadlines, always maintaining high standards
  • Hard-working, enthusiastic and creative, with a good sense of humour
  • Extensive experience of legal situations and understanding of media law and the ITN Legal Compliance procedures
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise workload efficiently and manage multiple tasks
  • Awareness of Health and Safety requirements
  • Ability to demonstrate the ITN Productions values – Trust, Innovation and Collaboration

 

This Job Description identifies the main requirements of the role.  It is not an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to reflect the nature, range, and context of the work, which will change over time.

Qualifications:

  • Win business through writing proposals on a range of ideas and pitching to commissioners
  • To lead and deliver long and short-form programming plus live and fast-turnaround shows – managing the process with clients, ensuring all output is of the highest quality and to deadline
  • Troubleshooting and remedying output problems
  • Develop, manage and maintain relationships with commissioners and clients
  • Manage client expectations throughout the production process
  • Step in to direct content for productions as required
  • Generate and develop ideas working as part of a development team or independently
  • Manage budgets and a pipeline – work with the Head of Production to closely manage margins
  • Team management – motivate, set deadlines, oversee output, and ensure delivery is in line with production schedules
  • Keep aware and abreast of industry intelligence – to keep up to date with the needs of broadcasters
  • Develop relationships with agents and talent
  • Keep informed of topical issues and anniversaries for specific exploitation through programming
  • Take responsibility for all content, ensuring all stories are of highest editorial and technical standards, are accurate and comply with the law and relevant regulations
  • Work in accordance with ITN guidelines on health and safety

 

Our people are at the heart of everything we do at ITN. It’s vital that our workforce reflects the diversity of both our audience and the wider society in the UK, so we’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities. We also recognise the importance of a good work life balance, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including part-time and job shares for all our roles. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process if this is something you want to explore.