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Production Executive (Non-Scripted)


London, GB, NW1 8TT


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?


Are you passionate about reality docusoaps, true crime and non-fiction? Are you a non-scripted senior production manager or production executive seeking a new challenge? Are you a dynamic negotiator with the ability to balance multiple productions?


Working as part of the Paramount Production Management team, the Production Executive (Non-Scripted) is responsible for the commercial negotiation and management of all original UK commissioned non-scripted content across UK Paramount+ and Channel5. In this role you will lead all aspects of the entire production cycle of commissioned content from initial negotiation with external producing partners, programme commission approval commissioning process, and the delivery of masters and paperwork to the assessment of final costs reports, payments, and production close down.


What will you be doing?


  • Working within the Commissioning and Programming division, review and negotiate production budgets and schedules with producers and suppliers, ensuring value for money. Working strategically to negotiate all commercial terms for each commission across all platforms.
  • Lead the end-to-end production process from intention to commission, through to delivery and final costs.
  • Handle the smooth running of payments for suppliers, approving invoices and budget sign off. Running a slate of multiple productions at various stages of the production cycle and ensuring that all system data is up to date to reflect this.
  • Manage day to day communication that arises from producers and suppliers, ensuring producers have access to the relevant contacts, information and advice required to enable the Producer to deliver on time and in line with channel rights, technical and delivery requirements.
  • Liaise with internal departments including Legal, Finance, Scheduling, Compliance, Press & Publicity, Broadcast Operations to ensure excellent communication and efficiencies are maintained.
  • Liaise with Commissioning Editors and Producers to ensure all productions will be delivered successfully within our ‘No Diversity, No Commission’ framework.
  • Liaise with Legal Compliance and Risk Management departments to ensure all compliance, welfare, and risks are appropriately identified and managed across our slate of productions.
  • Liaise with the Business and Legal Affairs department so that contract terms are correct and PPA’s are issued and signed in a timely manner.
  • Work with the VP Production on company/departmental systems and workflow, inputting into the change management of systems from creation through to implementation & identify new ways of working and contribute to effective implementation.
  • Lead business projects as required and provide reporting if necessary.


What are we looking for?


  • Relevant experience in a similar role at a senior level.
  • Experienced knowledge of production content making, and the programme production cycle is critical.
  • Extensive experience in budgeting, cash flow, cost analysis and rights negotiations. Must demonstrate ability in numeracy.
  • Experience and practical knowledge of local and international tax credits and production incentives
  • Knowledge of industry regulations i.e., Ofcom, PACT, WGGB etc.
  • Knowledge of production obligations i.e., Production Insurance, Health & Safety, COVID/risk management production requirements, Duty of Care.
  • Excellent strategic communication and negotiation skills. Must be confident working with other departments at all levels.
  • Strong IT Skills including Excel, Power Point, Movie Magic, Outlook and the ability to quickly pick up new systems & stringent attention to detail.
  • Ability to take initiative, think differently and with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Ambitious and engaged, with positive energy and a passion for production management and driven to succeed.
  • Role model, great teamwork and collaboration.
  • Diplomacy, sensitivity & integrity.
  • At least ten years’ experience in a non-scripted TV Production environment
  • Great with PowerPoint and presenting


 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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Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.