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Producer

Listing ID: 1359208

Producer

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: VICE MEDIA
Location: London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Reference Number: R0000530
Reporting To: Supervising Producer
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: 31st January 2022
Ad Expires In: 3 days 20 hours
About: VICE Media Group is the world’s largest independent youth media company. Launched in 1994, VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 21 offices around the world. VICE's content has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Peabodys, Golden Globes, Sundance Film Festival, George Polk, Scripps Howard, PEN Center, Cannes Lions, Knight Foundation, American Society of Magazine Editors, LA Press Club, James Beard and Webbys, among others.

VICE Media Group’s portfolio includes Refinery29, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women; PUL

VICE Media Group is the world’s largest independent youth media company.  Launched in 1994, VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 21 offices around the world.  VICE's content has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Peabodys, Golden Globes, Sundance Film Festival, George Polk, Scripps Howard, PEN Center, Cannes Lions, Knight Foundation, American Society of Magazine Editors, LA Press Club, James Beard and Webbys, among others. 

VICE Media Group’s portfolio includes Refinery29, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women;  PULSE Films, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin;  i-D, a global digital and bimonthly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture; and Garage, a digital platform and biannual publication converging the worlds of art and design.
 
 Role x You
VICE Media Group (VMG) is looking for a sharp, proactive, engaging, assertive and detail-oriented Producer to join our growing Custom Editorial (Branded Content) team across i-D, as well as Refinery29 and Vice. Within a friendly and fast-paced environment, the Producer will be responsible for leading the delivery of VMG programs for a varied range of exciting brands.
 
The Producer will work primarily on i-D, but also Refinery 29 and Vice to produce excellent branded content across their digital platforms. The Producer will join the production team, and will work very closely with the creative, media, sales and client services teams. They will be reporting directly to the Supervising Producer. 
 
The Producer should have enthusiasm for all three publisher brands (i-D, R29 & Vice) - with a particular affinity for fashion and luxury. The ideal candidate is experienced in producing for fashion, as well as working in an editorial environment. They have a strong knowledge and understanding of the fashion industry and those who form it. They are curious and creative, with a flair for talent research and selection.
 
To be successful in this role, the Producer needs to be decisive, thrive in a fast paced environment, be positive, be solution-focused and always has a can-do attitude. They believe that there is a solution to every challenge and transform those into learnings and better ways of working. No challenge is too big and nothing is impossible.
 
They must ensure that all creative content is to the highest standard both from a visual and commercial perspective. Content production must run smoothly from pitch and scoping phase to execution, meet deadlines, stay on brand and within budget.
 
The Producer should have exceptional teamwork skills and negotiation skills with a varied production background covering photography and video shoots, but also commissioning work across design, animation, illustration and copywriting. They have the ability to own multiple projects’ budgets, timelines and deliver to high production and creative standards. They possess a solid understanding of budgeting and management, as well as the fashion, media and digital advertising world.
 
Responsibilities

  • Supporting the pitching process for Custom Editorial (Branded Content) including creative development, production feasibility assessment, scopes and timings. 
  • Responsible for creative budgets & schedules and for accurate production pricing from pitch phase through to final budget.
  • Expertise of editorial branded content offering: latest innovation, knowledge of the market and industry competitors, active participation in growing the talent network and being able to manage / commission the work across multiple type of outputs (photo, social video, short-form video, animations, site/page creation, experiential, podcasts, designers, writers...)
  • Working closely with the teams to support the creative development by adding rigor and agility to the budgeting process during pitching, through to gaining access to relevant talent in execution and all production
  • Set expectation of executing best in class content work that is consistently on time, on scope and on budget
  • You will understand the risk and challenges of projects and be able to respond to and proactively manage solutions with the team as well as consistently bring a positive and calm outlook to find solutions 
  • Engage and manage third party production vendors & partners, ensuring budgets, schedules, talent & licensing requirements are met, and that creative expectations are met.
  • Working closely with the relevant managers/agents/directors to ensure constant communication on the project, updating Account Management & Creative Lead team throughout.
  • Delivering multiple production schedules from start to finish, ensuring these schedules are harmonious across all live projects.
  • Having a real affinity for being on set, managing crews & working closely with the Account Management team to manage clients as well manage the pace of the shoot
  • Having a real affinity for content creation - finding best designers, animators, editors with the support of the creative lead to deliver outstanding branded content
  • Ensuring all content & shoots meet legal requirements and compliance and to obtain all necessary licenses. 
  • Managing all project documentation: scope, timeline, status, budget (updating the cost manager tracker) and deliverables tracker.
  • Ensuring smooth asset delivery to client via the Account Management team as well as washing up projects when relevant and sharing learnings across departments

 
Qualifications:

  • You will have a natural affinity for the i-D (Refinery 29 & Vice) brands, particularly championing emerging talents as well as high-end creatives.
  • You will have experience working with fashion luxury brands and a solid understanding of the industry.
  • You will have experience producing video and stills.
  • You'll be full of ambition, be proactive with your approach and above all, an excellent and enthusiastic communicator.
  • A proven track record of leading editorial productions across a range of budgets and timelines, with an understanding of how and when to scale production value up or down.
  • You will be comfortable working across the integrated process, spanning creative development, production & delivery.
  • You will understand the attitude required to work in a small to medium sized team; you'll be happy to chip in wherever required within the creative process and always champion the work!
  • You will have a strong sensibility for story and ability to develop ideas across a variety of formats and genres, based on an understanding of what works on different digital platforms.
  • You have a strong experience of producing content for brands and an understanding of how to communicate production approaches, restrictions and developments effectively.
  • This is a personality-first, relationship-oriented team so outgoing with great communications and a willingness to be vocal and involved is an absolute must for this role.
  • You have the ability to work well under pressure and flexibility in coping with rapidly changing circumstances. 
  • To undertake such other tasks including general administrative duties as may be required from time to time. 
  • To be an ambassador for the business & the brand at all times.

Working at VICE

VICE prioritizes the ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures so we don’t just “tolerate” differences, we celebrate it and see it as essential to our staff, culture, and business. To learn more read the VICE Guide to VICE.

Agencies: VICE Media Group is not partnering with agencies nor accepts unsolicited resumes and will not be responsible for any fees or expenses related to such unsolicited resumes and/or applicants.


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