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NOWNESS are hiring a Production Manager to oversee and coordinate their varied, international slate of in-house commissions and branded videos.

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About Us

NOWNESS is a movement for creative excellence in storytelling, celebrating the extraordinary of every day. Launched in 2010, NOWNESS’ unique programming strategy has established it as the go-to source of inspiration and influence across art, design, fashion, beauty, music, food, and travel. Our curatorial expertise and award-winning approach to storytelling is unparalleled. We work with exceptional talent, and both established and emerging filmmakers which connect our audience to emotional and sensorial stories designed to provoke inspiration and debate.

NOWNESS is a global video channel screening the best in culture, and is powered by Dazed Media, the world’s leading independent fashion and culture media brand. Twenty-five years ago, Jefferson Hack and Rankin Waddell set up a magazine that would become a movement: Dazed & Confused. The title became a lightning rod for cultural provocation – radically reframing international style culture. Today, we are an agenda-setting publishing powerhouse and the most efficient way to reach the world’s most influential audiences.

Dazed Media powers an ever-evolving network of premium digital channels and iconic print titles including Dazed, AnOther, Another Man, and NOWNESS.

We are based in London and we’re excited to be recruiting for a core member of our team.

About the Role: Production Manager, NOWNESS

The Production Manager works under the supervision of the Managing Editor, but with the whole Nowness team, to oversee and coordinate our varied, international slate of in-house commissions and branded videos.

You will be responsible for overseeing our videos from a production perspective from ideation to delivery with a keen eye on budgets, schedules and contracts. You will be based in the Nowness office, but act as a primary contact and support for external production companies.

You should have a background in or knowledge of production and be able work alone as well as be a key member of a small team.

Key Responsibilities

- Manage the commissioning slate from a production perspective and work with the Nowness team to develop timelines and project plans for in-house commissions and branded content
- Monitor all in-house and branded videos from ideation to delivery, ensuring budgets and timelines are adhered to
- Liaise closely with external filmmakers and production companies to track progress of videos
- Project manage branded videos
- Serve as an intermediary between clients / agencies and production companies on branded campaigns, working closely with the Nowness branded video commissioner
- With support from the Managing Editor, be responsible for the contractual and rights elements of each video – ie director agreements, third party rights such as music and locations
- Review and optimise workflow to improve efficiency
- Ensure quality control of all videos
- Support the wider Nowness team regarding all production matters
- Internal budget management, liaising with the finance department to process invoices and ensure timely payments
- Coordinating all production updates and documents required for team meetings on a weekly basis
- Assist the commissioning team with pitches and branded proposals
- Assist the finance team with processing of team and office expenses
- Maintain relationships with production companies, post production houses, studios and filmmakers

Knowledge and skills

Experience in film, TV, commercial or online video production
- Ability to oversee productions, interrogate budgets and schedules
- Knowledge of legal agreements and familiarity with contracting. Experience of negotiation useful
- Strong communication and organisation skills
- Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
- Problem solving
- Understanding of the Nowness aesthetic and audience

Title: Production Manager, NOWNESS
Reporting to: Managing Editor, Editorial Director
Terms: Full-time role with competitive salary and pension. 20 days annual leave plus public holidays and 3 additional days at Christmas.
Location: Office located in London WC2

How to Apply

Send your CV and one-page cover letter in PDF format by email. Include your salary expectations and any notice period you have in your current role. Email to jobs@dazedmedia.com with Production Manager, NOWNESS as the subject.

Notes

- This is full time role based in our London office. We are not considering remote candidates for this position
- You must have the required visa to live and work in the UK
- No Agencies please This job post will remain live until we have filled the position

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