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Production Assistant

Listing ID: 1027409

Production Assistant

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Threads Styling
Location: East London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Twitter Handle: @threadsstyling
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 2 days 11 hours
About: Threads is a luxury personal shopping & fashion concierge business.

Through an impressive range of brand partnerships, Threads provides its global clientele with private shopping appointments, concierge that shops for the clients anywhere in the world, specialised gifting services and exclusive access to seasonal must-have items and runway commissions. Threads aims to secure the most sought after items for its clients.

From its London headquarters, Threads serves a truly global client base comprised of Royals, VIPs and UHNW individuals. Threads has successfully grown this diverse client base by creating luxury fashion content, allowing present and prospective clients to engage with Threads and one another across core social media platforms. Through sharing ideas, the latest fashion trends and the most exclusive seasonal looks, Threads has developed and maintained a loyal client following.

Threads is an innovative, luxury fashion personal shopping and commerce business. Through social and chat-based media, we inspire our international client base to discover the rarest and most beautiful luxury items. We then search the globe to procure them for our clients; this is the future of retail.

Threads is in Tech City’s Future Fifty programme which recognises some of the UK’s fastest growing businesses.

The role:

Want to help build the future of luxury fashion commerce? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

As Production Assistant in the Marketing team you’ll be reporting into the Production Manager, working on creative production including producing shoots and project managing both editorial and brand partnership social content for Threads Styling.

Responsibilities:

  • Shoot production: research, source and purchase/hire shoot props, fashion cupboard kit, studio and camera equipment.
  • Take inventory of all props, kit and equipment in the studio, manage props and equipment cupboard - make sure nothing is missing, damaged, batteries charged for shoots etc. Own and maintain inventory check-in / check-out process.
  • Manage bookings from the team and company for the studio space.
  • Responsible for making sure the studio space and fashion cupboard room is clean and respectable at all times.
  • Input and update relevant shoot details on the shoots calendars, Google Calendars and Content management system (Trello).
  • Coordinate shoot logistics: including drafting of call sheets, H&S checks, location recces, organising crew, model castings, rate negotiation, arranging permits, calling in props etc plus being present on set to coordinate crew and timings.
  • Update schedules daily to reflect changing priorities and progress relating to all aspects of shoot production (pre and post).
  • Communicate with the editorial, fashion, brands and videography teams regarding workflow, shoot schedules and any changes.
  • Build a shoots database/ address book (models, agencies, locations, permits, prop hire, HMU etc) - build and maintain relationships with suppliers/ agencies/ talent, seek new talent to work with and keep details plus rates updated.
  • Work with the Finance team to make sure external suppliers invoices are managed and paid (models, photographers, props hire, location companies etc).
  • Support the other Production Assistant and Production Manager on shoots and Paid Brand Partnership campaigns.
  • Project manage additional projects - timeline, budget, stakeholder communication and end of project analysis.
  • Work towards project managing and producing shoots for bigger Paid Media Partnerships.

Required experience:

  • At least 1 years experience producing shoots, and working on a set (studio & location, stills & video)
  • At least 1 year experience delivering multiple projects on time and to budget
  • Basic knowledge or experience working on Paid Media Partnerships
  • Basic knowledge on camera and studio equipment
  • Basic budgeting knowledge
  • The ability to get along with other people and contribute to the production as a team player
  • The natural ability to quickly identify and build key relationships and work well with key stakeholders across the business
  • Familiarity with social media and online communities and their behaviours
  • Experience within the editorial/ luxury/ fashion/ or retail sectors
  • Experience of having worked within fast paced growth business
  • Good IT knowledge

About you:

Threads is growing fast, so you’ll be the sort of person who thrives in an ‘all hands on deck’ environment. You’ll be able to keep pace with a constantly evolving business and relish a challenge. You’ll be full of fresh ideas and we’ll be ready to hear them. In addition to the experience listed above, to thrive in this role you’ll bring many or all of the below qualities and competencies:

  • Team player
  • Agile thinker
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Flexible and able to be hands on
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time and project management skills, with the ability to multi-task and keep calm under pressure
  • Cultural fit for a fast-paced start-up/late-stage start-up (resilient, quick learner, etc.)

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