Production Manager Children's Television

Sydney, Australia
11 Jul, 2016 - 11 Jul, 2017

NPK is a new arm of Northern Pictures and was established in 2015. The kids unit already has a large slate commissioned for local broadcast in 2017 and 2018 with strong international appeal. Northern Pictures Kids specializes in factual entertainment and preschool, and is now branching into scripted content.
We are seekinga highly motivated and skilled Production Manager to oversee the kid’s slate and work closely with the groups Production Supervisor (PS) and the Head of NPK. The person we seek must have a minimum of 5 years of industry experience with no less than 3 years Production Manager experience.
The role is challenging and rewarding and would suit a career minded individual that is looking to mark their mark or take the next step towards an executive position in the industry. While kids experience is not essential it is highly desirable.
The candidate must possess:
1. Exceptional interpersonal skills. Be able to motivate and empower production teams to do great work.
2. Be able to create smooth workflow during development, production and post production.
3. Report on a weekly basis production status.
4. Must work closely with the CFO and PS to bring together timely financial reporting
5. Work closely with PS on production scheduling and budgeting as required.
6. Must work closely with PS to co-ordinate NPK’s post-production calendar and delivery dates.
7. In consultation with PS recruit staff for productions.
8. In consultation with PS oversee the areas licensing & contracts (alongside BA team).
9. Be prepared to work with the PS in the areas of copyright clearance, OH+S risk and insurance assessment, and oversee deliverables and associated reporting.
10. Be a team player and a positive addition to the work place environment which is professional, highly motivated and proactive.
This is a full time position with a 12 month initial contract with an option for a further 12 month contract. Salary commensurate with experience.
Reports directly to the Production Supervisor and Head of Northern Pictures Kids.

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