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Production Coordinator

Date: 06-May-2022

Location: London, GB, NW1 8TT

Company: ViacomCBS

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount's portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.


Is this the role for you?

One of the UKs best loved children’s entertainment brands Milkshake! has a brilliant opportunity for a creative production coordinator, passionate about content, to join a fun, vibrant team and help inspire our audience to watch and love our output even more!


What will you be doing?

  • Coordinating all operational, administrative and logistical aspects of the studio and location production
  • Support the Production Manager, Producers, Directors and Presenting team
  • Be a brand ambassador for Milkshake! on and off air, and across multiple platforms building audience interaction, views and engagement
  • Provide production support to the editorial team to plan and execute themes and initiatives for on-air and social production
  • Production documentation including call sheets, risk assessments, access requests and studio bookings
  • Prepare continuity requirements choosing editorial content to ensure continuity is entertaining
  • Manage the Milkshake! inbox
  • Complete music cue sheets and report continuity music accurately in databases with Production Assistant
  • Coordinate budget requirements for continuity, marketing and live events with the Channel Manager and Production Manager, reporting costs back to VP Kids
  • Raise POs using inhouse system
  • Book freelance studio personnel and administer child licences/contracts
  • Order office, studio & merchandise supplies, book travel and accommodation
  • Oversee the set up and set down of all studio, gallery and make up room supplies and props with the Production Assistant in studio and gallery/garden, operating on air graphics, vision mixing, and soundbites for costume characters
  • Help with the storage on/off site and the upkeep of set/costume/props for studio/garden
  • Create all studio competitions liaising with marketing and consumer products teams to acquire prizes
  • Create website copy for competition entry and VO requirements for on air with Creative & Digital Producer and Digital Manager.
  • Administer competition entries, selecting winners, writing response letters and posting prizes
  • Oversee product tagging, selecting products including DVD’s, Book and Magazines to promote in the programme end slate space and scheduling, scripting, VO directing with the Programme Manager, C5 Scheduling and Navigation Team
  • File assets for edit and delivery for the on air pre records
  • Ensure all content meets Ofcom regulations, music clearance and reporting requirements
  • Ensure health and safety during filming including COVID protocols
  • Generate ideas to expand the brand and commercial opportunities, working with commercial, consumer products and events teams
  • Deputise for the Production Manager, including scheduling media planning promotional priorities and content, bumpers and idents, producing the studio production rota


What are we looking for?

  • Experience in TV studio/gallery production preferably for a preschool audience
  • Excellent understanding of administrative and operational production requirements
  • Good script writing skills
  • Experience creating running orders, makelists and production paperwork
  • Ability to manage talent, crew and children and build relationships
  • Supervise junior members of a production team and motivate them
  • Good communication skills and evidence of responding directly to viewers
  • Evidence of being highly organised, adaptable, proactive and supportive
  • Passionate, articulate, creative and ability to translate ideas into plans
  • Genuine interest in the UK kids programme market
  • Understanding GDPR and Ofcom broadcast regulations and working with children guidelines
  • Realise the importance of rights/copyright/clearance issues
  • Experience of budget and contract management
  • Working knowledge of broadcasting research
  • Good I.T. Skills
  • Creative and artistic skills for creating props & crafts


 Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


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