We’re Hiring! Head of Production, Dazed Studio

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We’re looking for someone to lead the production for the Dazed Media Studio, working with the commercial teams to bring the creative vision to life

About Us

Dazed Media is an independent media group renowned for producing award winning stories across its industry leading print, digital and video brands. The company’s portfolio includes some of the world’s most influential titles including AnOther, Another Man, and Dazed. The company’s newest division, Dazed Studio creates innovative brand campaigns across the luxury and lifestyle sectors. Based in London and formed in 1991 its founders are Jefferson Hack and Rankin Waddell.

About​ ​the​ ​role:​ Head of Production, Dazed Studio

The Studio is the commercial heart of the Dazed Media business. The team brings the creative, editorial, design and production capabilities of Dazed Media to clients. Dazed Studio work with a multitude of brands across all sectors building and delivering bespoke offering from 360 campaigns, white label advertising, branded content, events, video and audio productions, seeding and activation of content, contract publishing and creative consultancy. You will lead the production for the Dazed Media Studio business working with the commercial teams to bring the creative vision to life.

Reporting to: Priya Matadeen / Susanne Waddell

Terms: Full time, office located at 2 Arundel Street, London WC2R 3DA

Select clients: Alexander McQueen, Apple, Beats by Dre, Belstaff, Burberry, Chanel, Channel 4, Converse, Diesel, Gucci, Liberty, LVMH, Mercedes-Benz, Miu, Miu, Nike, Ray-Ban, Samsung, Swarovski.

Overall

As a senior position within the Studio, the Head of Production will play a critical part in ensuring Dazed Studio executes the best creative work in the industry. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the development of the in-house production department; they will manage multiple concurrent projects of varying size and complexity, manage production teams and be accountable for the Studio’s production budgets and profitability in a creatively driven business.

Accountabilities

  • Ownership of Dazed Studio policies and processes regarding H&S (Health & Safety), budgeting, preferred suppliers, freelance technical staff;
  • The successful candidate needs to be highly commercially minded - maximising profitability on every project;
  • Knowledge and ability to produce 360 activations
  • Clearances
  • Maintain and develop quality relationships with key partners and industry leading suppliers to ensure a continued focus on enhancing the options available to our clients.
  • Lead Dazed Studio’s expertise in cutting edge technology and technical developments.
  • Must be comfortable being client facing
  • Must have experience of client procurement processes
  • Will provide leadership through the planning and delivery of live projects and liaise with clients and suppliers and ensure exceptional levels of production quality and creative delivery.
  • Co-ordinate pre production meetings and ensure deadlines are adhered to
  • Development and management of production logistics; Oversee development management plans (i.e.: traffic, sound)
  • Manage production team and suppliers
  • Obtain all necessary approvals & permits where necessary
  • Be able to engage in talent negotiations
  • Understanding of basic contracts and be able to produce detailed scopes of work
  • Prepare and manage detailed production budget; budget reconciliation
  • Coordinate detailed documentation of all quotes and costings

Responsibilities:

Leadership:

  • Will provide leadership through the planning and delivery of live projects and liaise with clients and suppliers and ensure exceptional levels of production quality and creative delivery.

Production:

  • Coordinate pre-production meetings and ensure deadlines are adhered to
  • Development and management of production logistics; Oversee development management plans (i.e.: traffic, sound)
  • Manage production team and suppliers
  • Obtain all necessary approvals & permits where necessary
  • Be able to engage in talent negotiations
  • Understanding of basic contracts and be able to produce detailed scopes of work

Budget:

  • Prepare and manage detailed production budget; budget reconciliation
  • Coordinate detailed documentation of all quotes and costings

H&S (Health & Safety):

  • Implement Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems and policies
  • Risk Management Systems

About you

Skills, experience & personal attributes:

  • An exceptionally strong, collaborative individual that is able to bring solutions
  • An individual that can collaborate and understand how to get the best from clients
  • Must have experience in a production agency environment, hold excellent project management and budgeting skills, and can oversee and inspire a team
  • Passionate about Dazed Group
  • Experience and proven ability in delivering robust and profitable creative solutions to clients
  • A passion for everything digital, with an active interest and understanding of online advertising industry trends
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proven experience managing people/team
  • Be self starting and positive
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and creatively driven
  • Super organised and meticulous with detail and able to juggle numerous tasks

How to apply

Email your CV and one-page cover letter in PDF format, together with your salary expectations and any notice period you have in your current role, to jobs@dazedmedia.com with Head of Production as the subject heading.

Notes

This is a full-time permanent role.
32 days annual leave per year (including bank holidays, Christmas closure and birthday), increasing to 37 days over five years.
The position is based in London at our creative and dynamic office on Arundel Street WC2.
You must hold 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.

Posting Date: 22/05/2019