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We’re always on the look out for talented creatives to join our team. Check out the roles we are trying to fill below and apply using the contact form or alternatively send your CV to careers@zebra-worldwide.com and tell us why you think you’d  be an amazing fit. Our criteria: Smart, driven, hard working people who get excited about creating brilliant content, having fun and always going the extra mile to make the thing they are working on special.

 
LONDON

HEAD OF PRODUCTION

We are seeking a permanent Head of Production for our Stripey Horse Production Team in our London Offices.


POSITION: Head of Production
START DATE: ASAP
SALARY: Competitive + Bonus
 
 
ABOUT CreativeDrive EMEA:
 

CreativeDrive EMEA is an ambitious and creative production, post-production and adaptation company with offices in London, Cape Town, Majorca, Paris, Kiev & Sydney and several new offices in development. Our Account teams of Producers, Directors, Designers, Editors and Visual Effects Artists create exciting advertising and marketing content for a host of local and international brands.

We have been acquired by CreativeDrive, who is an independent global content production company. Offering one of the largest studio networks in the world, CreativeDrive is comprised of a dedicated team of accomplished creative directors, photographers, directors, motion graphic designers, engineers and specialists. CreativeDrive combines technology and talent to offer custom solutions to clients while its proprietary platforms and built-in end-to-end technology guarantees transparency and efficiency. CreativeDrive is recognized as one of the first business models to consistently produce high-quality content with unparalleled speed and scale in any language, topic or format.

 

OUR VALUES: 

Our mission is to “Make Amazing Happen”.

 

REBOOTING OUR PRODUCTION COMPANY: 

A key part of our strategy going forward is to redevelop and expand our content production offer to include strategic and creative services as well as cross media channel production. We will target large brands with healthy marketing budgets and a need for highly creative content, in industry sectors that we are excited to engage in.

To take this forward we have restructured our production business unit that focuses on creative content production.

CreativeDrive EMEA is taking investment and is committed to building a powerful production offer that targets major brands to produce content that will live in every media channel. 

We will grow our capabilities in motion, still image and CGI production and extend our post-production offer accordingly. We are planning the development of a major studio complex, likely to be located in Dalston, that will provide high end studio facilities with integrated production, post-production and localisation teams, enabled by the latest technology.

 

HEAD OF PRODUCTION – DETAILS OF THIS ROLE: 

This is a key new position which CreativeDrive EMEA have created as one of 4 leaders in Production in the team. You will report (individually and as a group) directly to the CEO and be responsible for the growth and development of the Production services strand of our business in Europe, with responsibilities for supporting other regional offices.

The key responsibility here is to set and deliver against the strategic objectives for production of content. This includes working with the management team to lead on:

  • Defining the various categories of content production that we provide.
  • The development of the production operating models needed.
  • Support and help shape the build out of new production facilities.
  • The design and hire of in house production teams.
  • The sourcing and set up of freelance and partner rosters to cover crew, equipment and related services needed to fulfil projects from end to end.
  • The development of a Producer roster that will evolve from a primarily freelance to a mixed in-house/freelance roster as the business unit grows, covering the various types of content that we will produce.
  • Development and implementation of commercial production models and the packaging of these for use in business development.
  • The positioning of the production offer and the articulation of this to clients in the business development cycle – in support of the business development team. I.e. you will be expected to contribute to presentations and attend pitches with others.
  • Working with the business development teams, all the way through production projects to completion – including post-production.
  • Working hands on to produce projects – especially in the early days – showing hands on leadership of the business and helping to define ‘the way we do things’.
  • Training and developing the production teams that we employ in house
  • Ensuring consistent quality of standards in delivery from associate / freelance teams.

 

The new Head of Production will need to be a self-starter who is happy to develop and drive process forward of their own accord, whilst also being a strong team player.

 

They should be ready to bring their experience and connections to bear in coordination with the other 3 members of the Production team and the wider CreativeDrive EMEA business development team to identify new business prospects, scope projects.

 

They should use their connections and management skills to find and recruit the best talent and support their development.

 

Whilst this is a London based role, CreativeDrive EMEA an international company and as such we will ask the Head of Production to travel both in the delivery of projects and the set up / support of services in other locations.

 

EXPERIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING: 

We expect our Head of Production to demonstrate:

Excellent knowledge of production and post-production process, standards, technology and commercial models

Experience working in fast paced environments producing content for international brands.

The ability to manage projects and accounts efficiently often to tight budgets, always controlling and monitoring margin.

Enable the creative process and strive to produce the best content possible for the budget, helping creatives and directors to achieve the quality of output that global brands seek.

Create a positive and exciting team environment that encourages the best talent to join and flourish.

Excellent interpersonal and client relationship skills

Strong numeracy and literacy skills with specific ability to influence, create solutions, develop commercial plans and budgets and report back effectively.

Strong project management skills with the ability to bring multiple stakeholders together to communicate quickly, agree actions and fully complete tasks.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: 

  • Attention to detail and quickly understanding the brief
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • The ability and confidence to challenge back and extract detail
  • Planning and control
  • Delivering to the end and ensuring results are clearly articulated
  • Providing excellent customer service & influencing skills.
  • Problem solving & making good decisions
  • Adapting to change and making change work
  • Leading and getting the best from others in tough circumstances
  • Helping others to learn
  • Managing resources and delegating effectively with flexibility to ‘think on your feet” Strategic agility – able to interpret specific requirements and draw on experience to create ways of working to fulfill them
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Always open to change and new ways of working
  • Always looking to deliver brilliant (never average) results
  • IT competent including; GMAIL, MS OUTLOOK, Word, Excel
  • Level headed with good judgment and a sense of humour
  • A good team player outside of core role requirements, supporting social activities etc.

 

BACKGROUND REQUIRED:

Min 8-10 year’s experience working in:

  • The moving image production industry
  • The advertising industry
  • Post-production

Experience at a management level, managing teams and budgets, reporting on activity and commercials (with the support of a finance function).

An understanding of the stills production and retouching process, digital asset production and graphic design would be of interest.

A strong body of recent work that you have produced or overseen.

Good industry references from a range of clients / colleagues / suppliers (these will be taken up)

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Regular place of work shall be 23 Englefield Rd where you will work alongside the rest of the Production management team and other CreativeDrive EMEA team members

Standard working hours are from 9:00am to 17:30pm, including a one-hour lunch break or breaks totaling one hour but as a salaried position we expect employees to work the hours to deliver in the role, managing their own time accordingly.

You will be entitled to 25 working as holiday leave, to be booked in and approved in advance.

You will not be expected to work on public holidays.

We also give agency discretionary holiday days – typically 2-3 per year – awarded at Christmas (between Christmas and New Year) and in August around the bank holidays.

 

SALARY, BONUSES AND BENEFITS:

We will also provide a structured bonus package based on performance of the specific business unit and the wider CreativeDrive business.

You will be included in our management team Pension scheme – details to be shared.

You will also be eligible for our new benefits package (expected to go live in January 2018) that includes such items as healthcare, gym memberships and other flexible options that you can tailor to suit your preferences.

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LONDON

JUNIOR ADAPTATION PRODUCER

Managing and developing relationships with clients, suppliers and colleagues to facilitate delivery of TVC adaptation projects.


POSITION: Junior Adaptation Producer
START DATE: ASAP
SALARY: Competitive + Bonus
 
 
ABOUT CreativeDrive EMEA:

CreativeDrive EMEA is a content company working in Production, Post production, Adaptation and Digital Asset Management for brands and agencies, with offices in Central London, Majorca, Kiev, Cape Town & Sydney.
 
Our teams of sales people, account managers, directors, producers, editors, visual effects artists and librarians create and manage exciting advertising and marketing content for a host of brands and broadcasters. Take a look around our website to find out more.
 
Our Mission is to become a market leader that helps shape the industry we work in. Our growing family of talented individuals, working on the best technology is getting us there. We like working with smart people who share our ambition, values and sense of fun. This is a great place to work!
 
We are growing fast and have set a clear strategic path for development of the business over the next 3 years. We may decide to take investment to fund this growth and the need therefore to ensure all our business units are operating in a lean and efficient way, whilst also showing growth every year.

 

OUR VALUES: 

Always creative… Always excellent… Always evolving.

 

OUR PURPOSE: 

We inspire people. By this we mean the audiences who see our output, partners we work with, colleagues who we see every day, friends and family. We aim to inspire them with our professionalism and standards, the way we work, the fun we have and the content we create.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Managing and developing relationships with clients, suppliers and colleagues to facilitate delivery of TVC adaptation projects.

You will be supporting & reporting directly to the Account Director or Managing Producer on a specific account, with additional work delivered across other accounts as required.

This position requires the ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism at all times.
We are looking for somebody with proven skills, experience and competency in the following category: Junior Adaptation Producer.

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Good knowledge of post-production and familiarity of international versioning/ adaptation.
  • Experience working in post environment to manage international TV versions from brief to completion.
  • Technically confident with common TV formats, codecs, audio files etc.
  • Awareness of post-production software: Avid, FCP, Premier, After Effects, 3DS Max, Nuke etc.
  • Good TV admin skills – awareness of the importance of usage rights; media schedule fulfillment, play-out process etc.
  • Knowledge of delivery systems: i.e. Adstream, Beam, IMD, Dub-Sat etc.
  • Adaptation experience: awareness of global broadcast specs, local regulators, working in other languages including voice records.
  • Experience of working in the broadcast environment and therefore awareness of advertising standards & regulations.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Attention to detail and using Information effectively
  • Planning and control
  • Delivering Results
  • Providing excellent Client Service & influencing skills.
  • Problem solving & making good decisions
  • Adapting to change and making change work
  • Supporting other team members

 

KEY SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES:

  • Team-working
  • Managing resources
  • Strategic agility – able to interpret requirements and create ways of working to fulfill them
  • Strong project management
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Open to change and new ways of working, supporting this when called upon

 

YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO DEMONSTRATE THAT YOU ARE:

  • Creative in the way you think and the visual solutions you create for clients (working with operators and artists).
  • Process orientated with an eye for detail
  • IT competent including; GMAIL, MS OUTLOOK, Word, Excel
  • Level headedness with good judgment and a sense of humour!
  • Willing to support and help develop people around you.
  • A good team player outside of core role requirements, supporting social activity

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Based in our Dalston office with requirements to work from other London offices depending on business needs.
  • Standard working hours are from 09:00am to 17:30pm, including a one-hour lunch break or breaks totalling one hour, with the understanding that there may need to be some reasonable flexibility to manage the needs of the business.
  • Employee is entitled to 25 working days (plus public holidays) as holiday be booked in and approved in advance.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please fill in the contact form below or email your cover letter along with your CV to: careers@zebra-worldwide.com

CV’s must be submitted for applications to be considered.

 

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