Role

Designer/Content Creator

Edinburgh or Manchester, Permanent, Full-time
Skills Required
  • Graphic design experience
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Creative eye
  • Social media savvy
Apply now

We are looking for a Designer / Content Creator to support our Sales & Marketing Department. This is a new entry level role offering the opportunity to visually tell the story of LS Productions from our offices, on set, at events, and through the people who make it all happen.

ABOUT LS PRODUCTIONS

From our bases in Manchester, London and Leith, to our work on set around the world, we are a production partner for agencies, production companies & brands, working across all media channels & platforms.

Our team provides clients with world-class photo and film production and location knowledge, offering an unrivalled depth of logistical understanding. We specialise in commercials, sport and fashion campaigns, music videos and film and TV.

THE ROLE

DESIGN:

First and foremost you’ll have an exceptional eye for design and relish the chance to create beautiful content, be it posts for our social channels, designing presentations to support sales, building marketing emails within our CRM system or developing hard working pre-production documents to support our producers on live jobs. It’s a cliche but no two days will ever be the same.

Design: You will be adept at the entire Adobe Creative Suite, and especially InDesign and Photoshop. You will be able to design and adapt design work for digital media as well as some print. You can create gifs and edit videos to specifications. You’ll have a passion for great design.

Brand creative: working closely with the Marketing & Communications Manager you’ll create and update the brand's portfolio of Sales & Marketing assets. Examples include client-facing decks, digital mailers, email footers, social media assets, and branded merchandise.

Creative Eyes and Ears. You will be the Sales & Marketing Team's eyes and ears on the latest design trends for digital communications and brand merchandise, working with the Marketing Assistant on ideas they are tasked with compiling and sharing with the team.


SOCIAL MEDIA:

Working from a predefined social media strategy, and within the LS Productions Tone of Voice you will create content for and manage the LS Production social channels as a priority task.

You will also work closely with the Marketing & Comms Manager to learn the TOV of senior members of the team, and assist team members in growing their own client-facing social media presence, where relevant. Ideally, you will have experience with organic and paid social media, and a proven demonstration of adopting a brand’s TOV when engaging with followers online.


You enjoy staying on top of the latest changes and trends in the social media landscape, and will be looked to in order to keep LS Productions at the forefront of these trends. This can and will include identifying key training and industry events, for example ADWEEK’s Social Media Week, to keep your skills up to date.


You will work closely with the Brand Experience Executive and the Lead Producers to ensure a smooth roll out of regular new work that we produce across channels and on the website. You will be detail-oriented, particularly when posting work and aware of usage and tagging of client accounts.


You will run Hubspot Reports for Social Media, as well as work closely with the Marketing & Comms manager to learn to identify key accounts to regularly track and engage with. Familiarity with Hubspot is not essential as full training will be given, but experience with social media reporting on any platform is required.


SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • An eye for design. Adept at Adobe Creative Cloud, graphic design, typography and composition, you’ll hold a relevant qualification (or experience) in graphic design, illustration, or another related field

  • Social media savvy. Informed and interested in all the tools, trends and technologies

  • Experience. 1+ year as a minimum (this could be in a part-time role during your studies)

  • Collaboration is key. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build great working relationships with all departments

  • Technically minded. Solid understanding of iOS/Apple and leading software packages including GSuite, Zoom and Microsoft.

  • Attitude. Calm in the face of changing circumstances, positive and solutions focussed

  • Innovative. Ability to prioritise work efficiently and meet deadlines.


BENEFITS

  • Salary £18-22k depending on experience.

  • 29 days paid annual leave, plus 3 ‘gifted’ holidays on Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years day, plus a half day to celebrate your birthday!

  • A bank of 12 ‘Happiness Hours’ to take at your leisure throughout the year.

  • £300 every year to spend on your passion – whatever that might be.

  • Pensions scheme, cycle to work scheme, medical cash plan.

  • An amazing Culture within LS Productions – we’re talking team days, bi-annual parties, Tattie Tuesdays, and the chance to be part of our amazing Culture Club.

  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme and Spill, a fantastic mental health support app.


REPORTING

You’ll report to the Marketing and Communications Manager, Brianna Burt.


LOCATION

You will work from either our Edinburgh or Manchester offices or remotely. We operate a hybrid working policy, but you will be required to work from the office approximately 2 or 3 days a week.


TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Starting date: ASAP.

Contract Duration: Full-time

To find out more about us, check out our website, social media and of course, have a snoop around online!

If you think we’re the kind of people you’d like to work with, click the below link to submit your application and include a link to your portfolio and a short cover letter to tell us why you’d like to come on board.


** Deadline Friday 22nd April 2022 **

Role

Finance Assistant

Edinburgh, Permanent, Full-time
Skills Required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Highly Organised
Apply now

We are now looking for a Finance Assistant to join our growing, but close-knit finance team.

ABOUT LS PRODUCTIONS

From our bases in Manchester, London and Leith, to our work on set around the world, we are a production partner for agencies, production companies & brands, working across all media channels & platforms.

Our team provides clients with world-class photo and film production and location knowledge, offering an unrivalled depth of logistical understanding. We specialise in commercials, sport and fashion campaigns, music videos and film and TV.

THE ROLE

  • Processing of supplier invoices

  • Processing of sales invoices

  • Create weekly supplier payment run and set up in bank

  • Daily bank reconciliations

  • Barclaycard Management & reconciliation

  • Amex Management & reconciliation

  • Coding and review of Pleo / Equals transactions (prepaid Mastercard)

  • Run job reports when needed

  • Supplying of float to the Production team

  • Balancing of float account and expenses

  • Digitising of receipts

  • Providing the Financial Accountant with analysis to produce MI

  • Email supplier remittances

  • Daily email and telephone enquiries

  • Filing

  • Pay in cheques and cash at bank


SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Experience. 2+ years as a minimum.

  • Collaboration is key. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build great working relationships with all departments.

  • Technically minded. Solid understanding of iOS/Apple and leading software packages including GSuite, Zoom and Microsoft.

  • Detailed. You’ll have great attention to detail.

  • Attitude. Calm in the face of changing circumstances, positive and solutions focussed.

  • Innovative. Ability to prioritise work efficiently and meet deadlines.

BENEFITS

  • Salary £18-22k depending on experience.

  • 29 days paid annual leave, plus 3 ‘gifted’ holidays on Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years day, plus a half day to celebrate your birthday!

  • A bank of 12 ‘Happiness Hours’ to take at your leisure throughout the year.

  • £300 every year to spend on your passion – whatever that might be.

  • Pensions scheme, cycle to work scheme, medical cash plan.

  • An amazing Culture within LS Productions – we’re talking team days, bi-annual parties, Tattie Tuesdays, and the chance to be part of our amazing Culture Club.

  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme and Spill, a fantastic mental health support app.


REPORTING

You’ll report to the Production Finance Manager, Jennie Lawson and in her absence, the Finance Director, Gail Skinner.

LOCATION

You will work from our Edinburgh office at 107 Constitution Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7AE or remotely. We operate a hybrid working policy, but you will be required to work from the office approximately 2 or 3 days a week.


TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Starting date: ASAP.

Contract Duration: Full-time

To find out more about us, check out our website, social media and of course, have a snoop around online!

If you think we’re the kind of people you’d like to work with, click the below link to submit your application and include a CV and a short cover letter to tell us why you’d like to come on board.


** Deadline Friday 22nd April 2022 **

Role

Scout & BTS Photographer

London, Manchester or Edinburgh, Permanent, Full-time
Skills Required
  • Skilled photography
  • Clean drivers licence
  • Attention to detail
  • Creative thinker
  • Confident managing workflow
  • Impeccable organisation skills
Apply now

We're looking for a Scout & behind-the-scenes photographer in a newly formed role for our Locations department.

OVERVIEW

In this newly formed role as LS Productions’ Scout and Behind-the-scenes photographer, you’ll play an integral role in growing and enhancing our comprehensive location library - the UK’s largest - which is used exclusively and extensively by our clients when sourcing locations to shoot photo or film projects in the UK.

In addition to scouting locations that inspire and inform, you will also capture creative and candid behind-the-scenes photography at key shoots for use by the LS Marketing team on our social media channels, website and in presentations.

This role sits within the Location Department and you’ll assist the team to research and scout locations. Travel is a prerequisite, your time won’t only be behind the camera, you’ll work with and meet a vast range of people, communities, location owners and organisations, so great communications skills, and being a brand ambassador for LS Productions is also critically important.

No two days will be the same - a cliche but very true in this role! As well as travelling around the UK, you’ll also spend time working from home or from one of our UK production hubs (Manchester, Edinburgh or London) to research locations, set up scouts, process imagery and collaborate with the Locations and Marketing teams.

You’ll love variety, photography and working autonomously to maximise your time.

THE ROLE IN MORE DETAIL

A qualification in photography or demonstratable professional photography experience is essential.

Experience as a Location Scout is preferred but full training and professional development in this field could potentially be provided for the right candidate.

A creative eye and strong attention to detail to capture high-quality images as well as an understanding and consideration of the logistics of shooting on location.

You will collate contact details and comprehensive notes regarding each location scouted, and confidently manage a digital workflow of locations to be scouted and added to our library using G Drive, DAMS and Adobe.

You will work with our Location Library Assistant to ensure all imagery, contact details, notes and metadata are recorded in line with robust internal processes.

You will report the scouting of new locations to the Head of Locations and Location Manager and feed intel into location-related marketing material and the location section of our website, ensuring locations are kept up to date and current, based on trends in briefs and the acquisition of new locations.

You will attend recces with other members of the location team and have confidence representing LS Productions and building relationships with our contacts.

You will capture a range of high quality, candid shots of varied composition to sell the LS on set experience, including the locations we are shooting, the scale of the production and the character of the LS team as briefed by the Marketing department.

Adhoc photography during pitches if additional locations are required to deliver the best pitch possible for our clients.

Adhoc headshots of team, offices etc for use on our marketing materials.

REPORTING

You will report to Head of Locations Amy Morement and in her absence Sarah Drummond, MD.

KEY SKILLS

  • Skilled photographer with demonstrable professional experience is essential.

  • Preferable experience as a Location Scout but full training could be provided for the right candidate.

  • Driving licence is essential.

  • Confidence in managing a digital workflow.

  • Impeccable time management, diary management and organisation skills.

  • Confidence working independently with strong communication and reporting abilities.

  • Calm in the face of changing circumstances, positive and solutions focussed.

  • The ability to think creatively and find imaginative solutions to location briefs.

  • An understanding of social media platforms and an appreciation of what works visually across different channels.

  • A high level of computer literacy, including DAMS, CRMs, Adobe Lightroom and Microsoft Office.

  • Confident dealing with a wide range of people and representing a company in person and online.

LOCATION

You will work both remotely and from LS Productions offices, in either Edinburgh, London or Manchester. You will be required to travel extensively across the UK, to scout locations, meet with Location Owners and to be on set.

BENEFITS

  • Competitive Salary depending on experience

  • 29 days paid annual leave, plus 3 ‘gifted’ holidays on Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years day, plus a half day to celebrate your birthday!

  • A bank of 12 ‘Happiness Hours’ to take at your leisure throughout the year

  • £300 every year to spend on your passion – whatever that might be.

  • Pensions scheme, cycle to work scheme, medical cash plan.

  • An amazing Culture within LS Productions – we’re talking team days, bi-annual parties, Tattie Tuesdays, and the chance to be part of our amazing Culture Club.

  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme and Spill, a fantastic mental health support app

APPLICATION DETAILS

If you think we’re the kind of people you’d like to work with email us at vacancies@lsproductions.com with your CV and a link to your portfolio. This should include interior and exterior images as a minimum and a short cover letter to tell us why you’d like to join our team.

Make sure to put “LS PRODUCTIONS | SCOUT & BTS PHOTOGRAPHER” in your subject line as we are currently recruiting for a range of roles.

SELECTION PROCESS

LS Productions is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and the crew we engage. We strive to promote diversity and eliminate discrimination in the workplace. Our aim is to ensure that all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity and that our Company is representative of all sections of society. Each employee will be respected and valued and able to give their best as a result.

Applications will be shortlisted and only candidates who appear to be suitable will be called for an interview.


TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Starting date: ASAP.
  • Contract Duration: Full-time.
  • Remuneration: Negotiable based on experience.
  • Location: London, Manchester or Edinburgh


** Deadline Wednesday 6th April 2022 **

Role

Location Assistant

London, Manchester or Edinburgh, Fixed term: April - October.
Skills Required
  • Creative thinker
  • Attention to detail
  • Confident working independently and in a team
  • Excellent communication skills
Apply now

We're looking for a Location Assistant on a fixed-term contract to join our growing Locations team.

OVERVIEW

As LS Productions’ Location Assistant, you will assist the Location Team with all the shoots the Location Department facilitates.

You will support the Location Coordinators and Location Manager to ensure that locations are presented to our clients on-brief and on time.

You will assist with the creation of bespoke presentations of location imagery as well as the collation and organisation of folders of scout imagery.

You will assist with checking availability of locations and crew, recording and updating on progress to the team. You will liaise with Location Owners, Scouts and Location Managers for both live jobs and general enquiries and you will ensure that all contacts and notes are captured on the library for future use.

You will assist the Location Manager and Location Coordinators with delivery of the workflow of each shoot LS facilitates, capturing information and reporting on progress at key stages of pre-production.

You will support the team with ad-hoc admin tasks as required.

As well as office-based work, you will also support the team and our freelance family with letter drops, recces and on set as required.

You will be supported by the team to further your career progression and the Head of Locations will work with you on your personal goals, potential training opportunities and professional development.

KEY AREAS FOR LEARNING

  • An understanding of Film, TV, advertising and fashion production related to film location work.

  • Working with Digital Asset Management Software.

  • Building a creative and practical skillset within a Location Department.

  • Research skills.

  • Relationship building and confident communication within the workplace.

REPORTING

You will report to Head of Locations Amy Morement and in her absence Sarah Drummond, MD.

KEY SKILLS

  • Good organisation skills, adept at reporting progress and tracking workload.

  • Thorough work, completed with attention to detail.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with flexibility and ability to handle changes to workload at short notice.

  • The ability to think creatively and help find imaginative solutions to location briefs.

  • Great verbal and written communication skills, feeling comfortable approaching and talking to a vast range of contacts on the phone, over email and in person.

  • Some experience working with DAMS and CRMS, G-Suite and Microsoft Office is desirable.

  • A clean driving licence would be beneficial.

LOCATION

You will work both remotely and from LS Productions offices, in either London or Manchester. You will be required to travel across the UK, to our other other offices and to be on set where needed, and expenses will be provided for this.


APPLICATION DETAILS

If you think we’re the kind of people you’d like to work with email us at vacancies@lsproductions.com with your CV and a short cover letter to tell us why you’d like to join our team.

Make sure to put “LS PRODUCTIONS | LOCATION ASSISTANT” in your subject line as we are currently recruiting for a range of roles.

SELECTION PROCESS

LS Productions is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and the crew we engage. We strive to promote diversity and eliminate discrimination in the workplace. Our aim is to ensure that all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity and that our Company is representative of all sections of society. Each employee will be respected and valued and able to give their best as a result.

Applications will be shortlisted and only candidates who appear to be suitable will be called for an interview.


TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Starting date: ASAP.
  • Contract Duration: Fixed term April - October.
  • Remuneration: National Living Wage
  • Location: London, Manchester or Edinburgh


** Deadline Wednesday 6th April 2022 **

Role

Location Coordinator

Manchester or London, Permanent, Full-time
Skills Required
  • Clean drivers licence
  • Attention to detail
  • Creative thinker
  • Confident managing workflow
  • Impeccable organisation skills
  • Confident delegating tasks
Apply now

Our location department is expanding and we're looking for a Location Coordinator to work from either our Manchester or London office.

OVERVIEW

As LS Productions’ Location Coordinator, you will assist the Head of Locations and Location Manager with running the Location Department in respect of both all the shoots the Location Department facilitates and location-related business development on behalf of LS Productions.

You will be responsible for the workflow of each shoot LS facilitates on behalf of the department. This includes overseeing the collation of all information from the client, location images, site plans, information regarding locations and crew pencils. You will take overarching responsibility for the collation of the above.

You will also oversee the addition of new locations to our database and ensure this is being recorded and actioned correctly in line with LS procedure.

You will assist the Location Manager to present suitable locations to our clients and to contact owners, arrange recces, negotiate fees and carry out all necessary location pre-production where required; ensuring that all enquiries are dealt with in the most efficient way.

You will assist with contacting Location Owners, Scouts and Location Managers for both live jobs and general enquiries and you will ensure that all contacts and notes are captured on the location library for future use.

You will work with the Head of Locations to organise content for location-related marketing material and help monitor the location section of our website ensuring locations are kept up to date and current, based on trends in briefs and the acquisition of new locations. You will be responsible for tracking what clients are asking for and feeding this into plans for database development.

You will keep up to date with location news in the industry, to be shared with the Head of Locations to inform strategy.

You will be responsible for recceing and arranging scouting across the UK for the location library as briefed by the Head of Locations.

You will be required to scout, recce and work shoots at various levels within the department as the size of the shoot requires.

You will work with the Head of Locations to support the development of junior team member’s skillsets and to deliver training for the wider industry.

REPORTING

You will report to Head of Locations Amy Morement and in her absence Sarah Drummond, MD.

KEY SKILLS

  • 3+ years working in a Location Department or film location-related role.

  • Confidence managing workflow, delegating tasks and impeccable organisation skills.

  • The ability to think creatively and find imaginative solutions to location briefs.

  • High aptitude for tackling research projects to unearth the seemingly impossible, working with high attention to detail.

  • Experience managing a database and a high level of computer literacy, including DAMS, CRMs, Adobe Lightroom and Microsoft Office.

  • Experience representing a company to clients and location owners, from the office and on set.

  • Ability to manage projects and budgets independently.

  • Good connections within the industry, with a desire to build on this.

  • Driving Licence.

LOCATION

You will work both remotely and from LS Productions offices, in either London or Manchester. You will be required to travel across the UK, to our other other offices and to be on set where needed, and expenses will be provided for this.

BENEFITS

  • Competitive Salary depending on experience.

  • 29 days paid annual leave, plus 3 ‘gifted’ holidays on Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years day, plus a half day to celebrate your birthday!

  • A bank of 12 ‘Happiness Hours’ to take at your leisure throughout the year

  • £300 every year to spend on your passion – whatever that might be.

  • Pensions scheme, cycle to work scheme, medical cash plan.

  • An amazing Culture within LS Productions – we’re talking team days, bi-annual parties, Tattie Tuesdays, and the chance to be part of our amazing Culture Club.

  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme and Spill, a fantastic mental health support app.

APPLICATION DETAILS

If you think we’re the kind of people you’d like to work with email us at vacancies@lsproductions.com with your CV and a short cover letter to tell us why you’d like to join our team.

Make sure to put “LS PRODUCTIONS | LOCATION COORDINATOR” in your subject line as we are currently recruiting for a range of roles.

SELECTION PROCESS

LS Productions is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and the crew we engage. We strive to promote diversity and eliminate discrimination in the workplace. Our aim is to ensure that all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity and that our Company is representative of all sections of society. Each employee will be respected and valued and able to give their best as a result.

Applications will be shortlisted and only candidates who appear to be suitable will be called for an interview.


TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Starting date: ASAP.
  • Contract Duration: Full-time.
  • Remuneration: Negotiable, in the region of £25k
  • Location: Manchester or London


** Deadline Wednesday 6th April 2022 **

Role

Senior Producer

London, Permanent, Full-time.
Skills Required
  • Confident managing budgets
  • Advanced excel
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent communicator
Apply now

Our team is growing, and we’re seeking a new Senior Producer with a solid track record in production for our London Office.

OVERVIEW

As a Senior Producer at LS Productions you will work with the team to develop, win and lead business for all clients who want to shoot in the UK, whether that be motion or stills with a key focus on Fashion, Luxury & Commercial. You will be the first point of contact for briefs in the London / South England area; being responsible for understanding the creative & production brief and subsequently providing a detailed quote, converting the job, doing the physical production, and negotiating the final budget to achieve your target profit margin, which varies on each production.

On confirmation of a production, it will be your responsibility to bring together and lead a first-class team - overseeing all vital elements for a successful shoot which is on time, within budget and produced collaboratively with the client. On completion, you will reconcile the budget and send the final account to the client. You will work to our high standards throughout the process, ensuring compliance with our templates and procedures, including but not limited to our budget template, Filemaker content management system, and shared Google documents.

You will work on High Fashion & Commercial as the main priority establishing clients from brands directly, but as well as this production companies and advertising agencies UK and internationally. The above will be undertaken in conjunction with our business development team to enable a rounded approach to pursuing & managing new relationships, key accounts and repeat business opportunities for LS.

As a senior member of the London production team, you will also be responsible for building the production team as required as well as hiring any freelance staff. This will be done in conjunction with our Head of Production.


KEY SKILLS:

  • Expert knowledge of advertising production procedures, especially bidding and APA guidelines.

  • Well-connected and respected in the industry.

  • Great organisational skills, being able to manage multiple projects at the same time.

  • Capable of working within and leading a team, and of training more junior team members.

  • Have strong negotiation, budgeting and financial reporting skills.

  • Maintain quality standards across the production of all creative work.

  • A thorough understanding and experience of the sales processes and closing business deals.

  • Ability to manage relationships pro-actively within and across teams, internally and externally.

  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills.

  • Strong organisational skills with good time management.

  • Ability to work alone, at a distance, but at the same time to be part of a wider team.

  • Flexible and able to handle stress and react quickly to clients’ demands.


OTHER SKILLS

You must have a strong work ethic and a positive attitude with the ability to work under pressure. Excellent communication skills and time management are essential, and you must be able to work within a team and be good at problem solving whilst adapting to new situations and challenges.


REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build great working relationships with all departments

  • Solid experience using IT systems, including GSuite and Microsoft Office

  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm in the face of changing circumstances

  • Ability to prioritise work efficiently and meet deadlines

  • Experience of working with Xero is an added bonus

  • A commitment to embrace and advocate for inclusion is essential


REPORTING

You will report to the Head of Production, Emilie Dumas, and in her absence, the Managing Director & Executive Producer, Sarah Drummond.


LOCATION

You will normally be required to work at your home office or at our company sites in Edinburgh, Manchester or London, with your most local office being in London. You will be required to travel to meetings, our other offices in Edinburgh and Manchester, and to set where needed, and expenses will be provided for this.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications should be sent by email to vacancies@lsproductions.com by Friday 25th March 2022. Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The application must contain:

  • Cover Letter (two pages maximum) addressing your suitability for the position and interest in working with LS Productions.

  • CV (which should include a list of your credits: brand / production company / director / producer).

  • Salary expectations.

  • Where you heard about LS Productions.


SELECTION PROCESS

  • LS Productions is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and the crew we engage. It is within our best interest to promote diversity and eliminate discrimination in the workplace. Our aim is to ensure that all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity and that our Company is representative of all sections of society. Each employee will be respected and valued and able to give their best as a result.

  • Applications will be shortlisted and only candidates who appear to be suitable will be called for an interview.


TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Starting date: ASAP.

  • Contract Duration: Full-time.

  • Remuneration: Negotiable based on experience.

  • Location: London.


** Deadline Friday 25th March 2022 **

Role

Production Accountant

Edinburgh or Manchester, Part-time or full-time
Skills Required
  • Ideally part or fully qualified accountant
  • Experience working with Xero
  • High attention to detail
  • Advanced excel
  • Comfortable in a fast paced environment
Apply now

Our team is expanding, and we're seeking a Production Accountant to join our Production team in Edinburgh or Manchester.

OVERVIEW

You will join a growing Production department, supporting the Finance function across Commercials, Stills, Film & TV. You will be the conduit between Production & Finance and will assist the Production department with all their finance needs. This includes, but is not limited to, invoicing, expenses, job reconciliation, creation of digital wraps when needed, PO’s and accounts workflow.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Raising of balance, shoot and wrap invoices
  • Ensuring invoices are raised in accordance with the service agreement
  • Liaising with Head of Production on any payments and contract queries
  • Review spends on an ongoing basis and allocation of job coding
  • Produce reports and analysis of actual spend vs budget
  • Sign off job invoices and reconciliation of all budgets from Commercials, Stills, Film & TV
  • Request invoices from crew & suppliers post shoot
  • Production insurance reconciliation
  • Creation and maintenance of department finances including Credit Card return, expenses and any float returns internal and external to the company
  • Support on consolidating Production budgets
  • Support Finance team in department audits
  • Preparation of any ad hoc reports or analysis required
  • Liaise with finance team within Accounts Payable & Receivables
  • Attend to any queries and payment disputes

REQUIREMENTS

  • Part or fully qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA or equivalent) would be desirable but not essential
  • Experience of working closely with producers, production managers and the exec team within a very fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build great working relationships with the Finance and Production team, as well as the Exec team
  • Experience of working with Xero is essential
  • Understanding and knowledge of the BECTU & APA guidelines would be advantageous but not essential
  • Expert working knowledge of Excel
  • Experience of maintaining and controlling Production budgets
  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm in the face of changing circumstances
  • High attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines
  • Innovation for improving existing processes and applications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Entertainment industry experience focusing on Production accounting or Production finance is desirable
  • A commitment to embrace and advocate for inclusion is essential

REPORTING

  • You will report to Head of Production, and in her absence, Gail Skinner, Finance Director.

LOCATION

You will work remotely initially with a view to working both remotely and from the LS office in either Edinburgh or Manchester.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications should be sent by email to hello@lsproductions.com by Friday 9th July 2021. Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The application must contain:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Salary expectations
  • Where you heard about LS Productions.
  • In the subject line:

LS Productions | Production Accountant | Your Name

SELECTION PROCESS

  • LS Productions is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and the crew we engage. It is within our best interest to promote diversity and eliminate discrimination in the workplace. Our aim is to ensure that all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity and that our Company is representative of all sections of society. Each employee will be respected and valued and able to give their best as a result.
  • Applications will be shortlisted and only candidates who appear to be suitable will be called for interview.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Starting date: ASAP.
  • Contract Duration: Part-time or full-time.
  • Remuneration: Negotiable based on experience.
  • Location: Edinburgh or Manchester.

** Deadline Friday 9th July 2021 **

Role

Freelance Production Team

UK-Wide, Freelance
Skills Required
  • Must be able to show initiative
  • Excellent Communicator
  • Organised
Apply now

We're looking for Freelance Producers, Production Managers, Production Coordinators, Production Assistants, Runners and Drivers…

PRODUCERS, PRODUCTION MANAGERS + PRODUCTION COORDINATORS

Do you pride yourself on your ridiculously high achieving organisation skills? Are you an Excel ninja? Are you the most logical person you know? Are you hard working but still know how to let loose at the end of the day?

We are looking for Producers, Production Managers and Production Coordinators, ideally with 2-years commercial production experience, to join our Edinburgh, Manchester and/or London teams in a freelance capacity.

Throw your logical hat into the ring today!

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS, RUNNERS + DRIVERS

If you love the idea of being out on set in Glencoe one day, setting up the craft table in Manchester City Centre the next, running around the busy streets of London, we have the dream job for you! We are on the hunt for strong and adaptable PAs, Runners and Drivers, preferably with film or photo shoot experience, based across the UK.

Apply now!

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send both a CV with all relevant job experience, and a cover letter specifying which role you’d like to apply for and outline why you would be the right person for the job to vacancies@lsproductions.com with:

LS Productions | Freelance Production Application | Your Name in the subject line.

SELECTION PROCESS

LS Productions is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and the crew we engage. It is within our best interest to promote diversity and eliminate discrimination in the workplace. Our aim is to ensure that all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity and that our company is representative of all sections of society. We are committed to change and to giving opportunities to underrepresented and disadvantaged groups.

Applications will be shortlisted and only candidates who appear to be suitable will be called for an interview.

To find out more about us, check out our website, social media and of course, have a snoop around online!

** Deadline Monday 14th February 2022 **

Role

Production Assistant

Manchester, Full Time
Skills Required
  • Clean Drivers Licence
  • High attention to detail
  • Comfortable in a fast paced environment
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent communicator
Apply now

Our team is expanding and we're seeking a Production Assistant for our Manchester Office!

OVERVIEW

As a Production Assistant you will be assisting on stills and motion productions. Tasks may include (but are not limited to); production kit handling, casting assistance, coordinating covid testing, researching and booking travel & accommodation, organising catering, props & wardrobe support, assisting with booking crew, permissions, child licencing, documents preparation and petty cash. These tasks will be guided by the Producer or Production Manager. Where required, you will attend photo and motion shoots.

As a hardworking production office, no day is ever the same. In addition to your role as a Production Assistant, you will support general office tasks as and when required. This support will include tasks such as ensuring the office as a whole is client-ready and the purchasing of office supplies, readying general waste & recycling for collection, managing post, scanning, courier bookings, and most importantly, looking after the office plants!

You must have a strong work ethic and a positive attitude with the ability to work to important deadlines. Good communication skills and time management are essential. You must be able to work within a team, enjoy problem solving and adapt to new situations and challenges.

LOCATION

You will work remotely or from our Manchester office at 19 Mason St, Manchester, England, M4 5FT. We operate a hybrid working policy, but you will be required to work from the office, approximately 1 or 2 days a week and more when we have live jobs / shoots or you need to prepare the production kit or keep on top of the office management. You will be required to travel across the UK to go on set where required and expenses will be provided for this.

REPORTING

You will report directly to Emilie Dumas, Head of Production, however when involved in an LS Productions shoot you should report to the relevant Producer or Production Manager. You should also keep Abi Atkinson, Senior Producer informed with regards to time in lieu and days off as Head of Manchester office.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assisting with accommodation, travel and transport booking and coordination

  • Assisting in casting sessions, casting and talent liaison and coordination

  • Assisting in the production planning, scheduling, call sheets, covid testing

  • Preparation and management of production kit for shoots

  • Management of Mifis & printers for on set

  • Management of craft and catering on set

  • Assisting in the wrapping of shoots including Petty cash and Visa returns

  • Filing expenses and credit card reconciliation for Producer and PM

  • Data entry and files organisation in operating system File Maker & GDrive

  • Paperwork management

KEY SKILLS

  • You must be proactive and self-sufficient, managing your time well

  • Strong work ethic and a positive attitude with the ability to work to deadlines

  • Problem solving whilst adapting to new situations and challenges

  • Hardworking & confident in collaborating with with team members

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Competent use of Microsoft Office, G Drive, Google Sheets

  • Excellent organisation skills

  • Fast learner

  • Confidentiality

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications should be sent by email to hello@lsproductions.com by Tuesday 19th October 2021. Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The application must contain:

  • Cover Letter (two pages maximum) addressing your suitability for the position and interest in working with LS Productions.

  • CV (which should include a list of your credits: brand / production company / director / producer).

  • Salary expectations.

  • Where you heard about LS Productions.

SELECTION PROCESS

  • LS Productions is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and the crew we engage. It is within our best interest to promote diversity and eliminate discrimination in the workplace. Our aim is to ensure that all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity and that our Company is representative of all sections of society. Each employee will be respected and valued and able to give their best as a result.

  • Applications will be shortlisted and only candidates who appear to be suitable will be called for an interview.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Starting date: ASAP.

  • Contract Duration: Full-time.

  • Remuneration: Negotiable based on experience.

  • Location: Manchester.

** Deadline Tuesday 19th October 2021 **


Role

Personal Assistant to the CEO / MD & EP

Edinburgh, Full-time, Permanent
Skills Required
  • Highly Organised
  • Excellent Communicator
  • High attention to detail
Apply now

We're on the lookout for two Personal Assistants for our CEO and MD/EP. Are you a team player who always goes above and beyond and wants to be part of a ground-breaking, sector-shaking, shit-hot business? Read on...

OVERVIEW

Our team, business and ambition has expanded rapidly over the past year and as a result, we’re on the hunt for two enthusiastic and super-organised Personal Assistants to join the team at LS Productions in Edinburgh to support our Executive Team. You will be Personal Assistant to either our CEO or MD/EP and can absolutely guarantee that no two days will be the same!

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

  • The management of busy diaries including the scheduling of meetings, both in person and via video conferencing platforms.
  • Email management including screening, directing and actioning inbox correspondence.
  • Work closely and effectively with the CEO or MD/EP to keep them both up to speed on their upcoming commitments and responsibilities.
  • Credit card reconciliation and expense claims to support Finance timelines.
  • Book travel and accommodation for business trips.
  • Manage the social media of the CEO or MD/EP with the support of our Sales & Marketing team.
  • Get to know our industry. Spot opportunities. Collaborate with the Sales & Marketing team to maximise opportunities.
  • Provide additional administrative support where necessary including corporate gifting, scanning, printing, event planning and coordinating a variety of Executive responsibilities.
  • Work with the Operations Manager when in house meetings are required, including the organising of catering and the hiring of equipment.
  • Assist other departments when necessary – we truly are a team!

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience. 2+ years as a minimum.
  • Collaboration is key. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build great working relationships with all departments.
  • Technically minded. Solid understanding of iOS/Apple and leading software packages including GSuite, Zoom and Microsoft. We know we’re asking a lot but if you’ve got experience using design packages including InDesign and Canva, that’d be a bonus!
  • Attitude. Calm in the face of changing circumstances, positive and solutions focused.
  • Innovative. Ability to prioritise work efficiently and meet deadlines, identify efficiencies, make recommendations, and implement change.
  • A commitment to embrace and advocate for inclusion is essential.

BENEFITS

  • Salary £21K - £24K depending on experience.
  • 29 days paid annual leave, plus 3 ‘gifted’ holidays on Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years day, plus a half day to celebrate your birthday!
  • A bank of 12 ‘Happiness Hours’ to take at your leisure throughout the year.
  • £300 every year to spend on your passion – whatever that might be.
  • Pensions scheme, cycle to work scheme, medical cash plan.
  • An amazing Culture within LS Productions – we’re talking team days, bi-annual parties, Tattie Tuesdays, and the chance to be part of our amazing Culture Club.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme and Spill, a fantastic mental health support app.

REPORTING

  • You will report to the Operations Manager, Laura Macpherson, and in her absence, the MD&EP, Sarah Drummond.

LOCATION

You will work from our Edinburgh office at 107 Constitution Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7AE or remotely. We operate a hybrid working policy, but you will be required to work from the office approximately 2 or 3 days a week with core office days being Tuesdays and Wednesday.

There will be occasions when you are required to travel to the other offices in Manchester and London, or to events we are hosting or being hosted at.

APPLICATION PROCESS

If you think we’re the kind of people you’d like to work with email us at vacancies@lsproductions.com with your CV and a cover letter to tell us why you’d like to come on board. Make sure to put “LS PRODUCTIONS | PA TO THE CEO/MD” in your subject line.

SELECTION PROCESS

LS Productions is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and the crew we engage. It is within our best interest to promote diversity and eliminate discrimination in the workplace. Our aim is to ensure that all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity and that our Company is representative of all sections of society. Each employee will be respected and valued and able to give their best as a result.

Applications will be shortlisted and only candidates who appear to be suitable will be called for an interview.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Starting date: ASAP.

Contract Duration: Full-time.

To find out more about us, check out our website, social media and of course, have a snoop around online!

** Deadline Monday 10th January 2022 **

Role

Head of Film & TV

Edinburgh or Manchester, Part-time or full-time.
Skills Required
  • Expert knowledge of Film & TV procedures
  • Working knowledge of Movie Magic software
  • Excellent communicator
  • Confident Leading a Team
  • Highly Organised
Apply now

LS Productions is growing, and we're looking for a Head of Film & TV with a solid track record in the industry to head up and grow our Film & TV department.

OVERVIEW

As a Head of Film & TV, you will be responsible for creating a top-class Production offering across our UK offices. You will shape and plan the Film & TV department, be responsible for developing creative projects, budget & manage production service enquiries for Film & TV shoots, build the LS Film & TV network and ensure all productions are delivered on time and on budget. In time you will lead and manage a newly formed Film & TV team.

You will have extensive relationships across the Film & TV network with industry know-how as well as excellent business and financial skills. You will have experience with funding streams and the development processes across factual docs & drama and have working knowledge of Movie Magic software. You will manage your department budget as well as bringing in freelancers to supplement and support full-time staff. You will manage the Production Team’s performance by ensuring adequate training, staff development and performance management when and if needed.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop projects for domestic and international markets
  • Find and nurture new talent and ideas for LS’s slate
  • Develop and implement a Film & TV Strategy Plan
  • Liaise with key funders, broadcasters, and investors
  • Negotiate legal matter and rights
  • Day-to-day management of department including workflow, enquiries, and live jobs.
  • Have responsibility for Movie Magic and Excel budget management & training, invoice logging, invoicing and digital wraps.
  • Maintain and nurture client relationships together with the Sales & Marketing Department.
  • Monitor and maintain high production standards
  • Ensure you are up-to-date on relevant Health & Safety procedures, insurance guidance, accounting and HR procedures.
  • Develop and retain production talent, both in-house and freelance.
  • Work on live bids and support production tasks where needed.
  • Attend shoots where necessary.

EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Contribute to LS Productions' presence at Film & TV industry events in Manchester, Scotland and London.
  • Assess and maintain all supplier contacts and look for economies with regular suppliers, developing new relationships as we grow.
  • Build on the current Film & TV industry network to help develop a robust, future proof Scottish (and Northern England) production industry.

REPORTING

  • You will report to the Managing Director/Executive Producer; Sarah Drummond.

KEY SKILLS

  • Expert knowledge of Film & TV procedures, especially BECTU rates, tax incentives and health & safety guidelines.
  • Working knowledge of Movie Magic software
  • Knowledge of legal procedures
  • Proven track record of leading & winning pitches
  • Well-connected and respected in the Film & TV industry.
  • Great organisational skills, being able to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Capable of leading a team
  • Strong negotiation, budgeting and financial reporting skills.
  • Maintain quality standards across the production of all creative work.
  • Thorough understanding and experience of the development processes and the ability to seek private and public finding for projects.
  • Ability to manage relationships pro-actively within and across teams, internally and externally.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organisational skills with good time management.
  • Ability to work alone, as well as being part of a wider team.
  • Flexibility and the ability to handle stress and react quickly to clients' demands.

LOCATION

You will work remotely initially with a view to working both remotely and from the LS office in either Edinburgh or Manchester in future.

You will be required to travel to meetings and set where required and expenses will be provided for this.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications should be sent by email to hello@lsproductions.com by Friday 9th July 2021. Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The application must contain:

  • Cover Letter (two pages maximum) addressing your suitability for the position and interest in working with LS Productions.
  • CV (three pages maximum).
  • Two nominated referees with contact details.
  • Salary expectations
  • Where you heard about LS Productions.

SELECTION PROCESS

  • LS Productions is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and the crew we engage. It is within our best interest to promote diversity and eliminate discrimination in the workplace. Our aim is to ensure that all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity and that our Company is representative of all sections of society. Each employee will be respected and valued and able to give their best as a result.
  • Applications will be shortlisted and only candidates who appear to be suitable will be called for interview.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Starting date: ASAP.
  • Contract Duration: Part-time or full-time.
  • Remuneration: Negotiable based on experience.
  • Location: Edinburgh or Manchester.

** Deadline Friday 9th July 2021 **

Role

Database Assistant

Edinburgh, Full-time or part-time
Skills Required
  • 2+ years in a similar role
  • A strong understanding of DAMS, CRMs, G suite, Google Sheets, Dropbox, MS Word and Excel
  • Experience importing and exporting imagery and data
  • Accurate data input
Apply now

Our Location department is looking for an organised and meticulous Database Assistant to join the Edinburgh based team.

OVERVIEW

As LS Productions Database Assistant you will fulfill a crucial role within our Location Department, overseeing the cataloguing of our imagery and the entry of corresponding information and data.

You will create and amend location records and use a combination of off-the-shelf and bespoke software to ensure all location information and imagery is captured accurately in our Location Library. You will be adept at tracking your workflow and progress across multiple systems and have the ability to switch between software and track your work with ease.

You will be responsible for ensuring all imagery is edited and ordered correctly and assign contact information, geocodes, metadata, keywords, descriptions, categories and sub-categories.

You will review historical location entries, cleanse the library of locations no longer available for filming and de-duplicate the library of images or entries as required.

You will be responsible for completing projects to standardise formatting and information across platforms, both for location records and department contacts.

The Head of Locations will work with you on Location Owner outreach to our existing contacts and you will ensure all responses are recorded in the library.

You will track the importing and exporting of imagery across multiple locations and projects to ensure the correct workflow is achieved and be adept at managing large volumes of data migration.

On completion of the projects LS Productions work on, you will work with the Location Manager and Location Coordinators to capture all location information obtained as part of the project and any other associated admin, including location-related reporting.

You will assist with triaging new locations to be added to the library, filtering correspondence to the correct team member and ensuring stats on new additions to the library are communicated to the team and wider company.

You will come to LS Productions with the confidence to draw on your prior experience to assist the Location Department to streamline processes and develop best practices for all data entry, cataloguing and administration.

You will assist the Location Department during a transition to new software and the migration of imagery and data.

REPORTING

You will report to the Head of Locations Amy Morement and in her absence Sarah Drummond, MD.

KEY SKILLS

  • 2+ years in a similar role.
  • A strong understanding of DAMS, CRMs, G suite – particularly Google Drive, Gmail and Google Sheets, Dropbox, MS Word and Excel.
  • Experience using Mail Merge is desirable.
  • Experience importing and exporting imagery and data.
  • Experience working on high levels of data migration.
  • Accurate data input.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Confidence communicating with a team virtually as well as in person, particularly communicating re. workload, progress, and any questions when working remotely.
  • Experience maintaining digital workflow and managing workload across multiple platforms is essential.
  • The ability to work with autonomy and a sense of ownership of the role and work is a must.
  • High attention to detail and impeccable organisational skills, to ensure all imagery, data and information is captured faultlessly, processes are followed and progress is tracked at all times.
  • A desire to use prior experience to help shape the digital workflow at LS and streamline the processes.
  • Enthusiasm for cataloguing, data entry and administration is key for this role.

LOCATION

Your will work remotely initially with a view to working both remotely and from the LS office in future.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications should be sent by email to locations@lsproductions.com by Friday 9th July 2021. Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The application must contain:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Where you heard about LS Productions.
  • In the subject line:

LS Productions | Database Assistant | Your Name

SELECTION PROCESS

  • LS Productions is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and the crew we engage. It is within our best interest to promote diversity and eliminate discrimination in the workplace. Our aim is to ensure that all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity and that our Company is representative of all sections of society. Each employee will be respected and valued and able to give their best as a result.
  • Applications will be shortlisted and only candidates who appear to be suitable will be called for interview.


TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT


Starting date: ASAP.
Contract Duration: 6 months with the potential to extend; Part-time or full-time.
Location: Edinburgh.

** Deadline Friday 9th July 2021 **

Role

Head of Brand & Marketing (Maternity Cover)

Edinburgh, Manchester or London, 4 Days (Flexi working)
Skills Required
  • Proven senior marketing experience
  • Confident managing workflow
  • Impeccable organisational skills
  • Creative thinker
  • Confident with Adobe Creative Cloud
Apply now

LS Productions are looking for a creative, passionate and strategic Head of Brand & Marketing (maternity cover) to lead our dynamic marketing team.

OVERVIEW

As LS Productions’ Head of Brand & Marketing you will manage and lead the marketing team whilst working closely alongside the LS Leadership Team (Sales, Production and Locations) in order to fulfil key company objectives. We’re looking for a real team player - it will be your responsibility to create and contribute to all marketing and communications strategy, brand development, digital media objectives while maintaining company tone, voice and values. It’s crucial that you are a good communicator and a supportive leader in order to bring out the best in our existing team.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

- Lead and manage the Marketing Team, setting annual and quarterly targets.

- Plan marketing, communications, PR and brand strategy in key LS markets – nationally and internationally.

- Manage the marketing budget.

- Oversee the transition of the marketing department from one software/digital workflow to another.

- Act as Brand Guardian - owning the execution of the brand and its identity, both internally and externally.

- Oversee all digital and social media planning, content and artwork prior to sign off ensuring it is on message and on brand.

- Champion best in class digital marketing practices, advise on and drive digital marketing initiatives.

- Lead on market research across key LS industry sectors – Film & TV; Advertising; Fashion; Music Videos and Sport.

- Build industry networks nationally and internationally.

- Oversee creation of sales decks and presentations as needed across sectors.

- Oversee and implement the design of all company collateral and any client facing materials.

- Create quarterly Mailers, identifying key messaging and drafting copy. Oversee maintenance and growth of recipient database (Filemaker).

- Maintain and oversee the website and all social media platforms, working with third-party designers and freelancers as needed.

- Oversee Mailer analytics, ensuring this data is clearly fed to the LS Leadership Team in order to inform activity and identify opportunities across Business Development, Production and Sales.

- Plan LS presence at at national and international events, markets and festivals.

- Identify opportunities and plan any LS advertising listings.

- Write and present quarterly Marketing Reports for Executive team.

KEY SKILLS

- Proven experience within a senior or Head of Marketing role.

- An engaging team player who prides themselves on collaboration.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

- Strong research and analytical skills.

- Marketing strategy and brand management.

- Budget planning and management.

- Good understanding of Film & TV and/or Advertising and/or Music Videos and/or Fashion.

- Ability to think creatively.

- Time management.

- Understanding of SEO and Google Analytics.

- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office.

- Good InDesign / Photoshop skills.

OTHER SKILLS

- You should be a leader, self-motivated, positive, show great initiative, be creative and a team player with a strong work ethic.

- Ability to deliver under pressure and to deadline is essential. Also the capability to juggle a varied workload and adapt to different tasks.

REPORTING

You will report to the Managing Director.

START DATE

ASAP

LOCATION

You will work remotely initially with a view to working both remotely and from the LS office in Edinburgh, Manchester or London in future. You will be required to travel for meetings where required and expenses will be provided for this.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Send your CV and cover letter to hello@lsproductions.com

The application must contain:

- Letter of motivation

- CV

- Share with us an example of your creative marketing side - it could be a marketing campaign you’re most proud of, an event you organised or anything in between.

- Salary expectations

In the subject line:

LS Productions | Head of Brand & Marketing | Your Name

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications will be shortlisted and only candidates who appear to be suitable will be called for interview.

** Deadline Friday 21st May **

Role

Location Coordinator

England or Wales, Permanent
Skills Required
  • 3+ years experience
  • Clean Drivers Licence
  • Confident managing workflow
  • Impeccable organisation skills
  • Confident delegating tasks
  • Creative thinker
  • Attention to detail
Apply now

Our Location Department is expanding in England or Wales, and we're on the hunt for a Location Coordinator!

OVERVIEW

As LS Productions’ Location Coordinator, you will assist the Head of Locations and Location Manager with running the Location Department in respect of both all the shoots the Location Department facilitates and location-related business development on behalf of LS Productions. You must have 3+ years experience working in a Location Department.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

You will be responsible for the workflow of each shoot LS facilitates on behalf of the department. This includes overseeing the collation of all information from the client, location images, site plans, information regarding locations and crew pencils. You will take overarching responsibility for the collation of the above.

You will also oversee the addition of new locations to our database and ensure this is being recorded and actioned correctly in line with LS procedure.

You will assist the Location Manager to present suitable locations to our clients and to contact owners, arrange recces, negotiate fees and carry out all necessary location pre-production where required; ensuring that all enquiries are dealt with in the most efficient way.

You will assist with contacting Location Owners, Scouts and Location Managers for both live jobs and general enquiries and you will ensure that all contacts and notes are captured on the database for future use.

You will work with the Head of Locations to organise content for location-related marketing material and help monitor the location section of our website ensuring locations are kept up to date and current, based on trends in briefs and the acquisition of new locations. You will be responsible for tracking what clients are asking for and feeding this into plans for database development.

You will keep up to date with location news in the industry, to be shared with the Head of Locations to inform future strategy.

You will be responsible for scouting and arranging scouting for the database as briefed by the Head of Locations.

You will be required to scout, recce and work shoots at various levels within the department as the size of the shoot requires.

KEY SKILLS

  • 3+ years working in a Location Department. Those with experience in film offices, location agencies, production companies, screen agencies (or similar) and/or working freelance will be considered.
  • Confidence managing workflow, delegating tasks and impeccable organisation skills.
  • The ability to think creatively and find imaginative solutions to location briefs.
  • Driving License.
  • High aptitude for tackling research projects to unearth the seemingly impossible, working with high attention to detail.
  • Experience managing a database and a high level of computer literacy, including DAMS, CRMs, Adobe Lightroom and Microsoft Office.
  • Experience representing a company to clients and location owners, from the office and on set.
  • Ability to manage projects and budgets independently.
  • Good connections within the industry, with a desire to build on this.

REPORTING

You will report to Head of Locations Amy Morement and in her absence Sarah Drummond, MD.

LOCATION

You will work remotely initially with a view to working both remotely and from the LS office in either Manchester or London in future. Applications from candidates based anywhere in England or Wales will be considered, and longer term remote working could be supported for this role.

You will be required to travel to meetings and set where required and expenses will be provided for this.

HOW TO APPLY

Send your CV and cover letter explaining why you'd be perfect for this role to locations@lsproductions.com

In the subject line:
LS Productions | Location Coordinator | Your Name

**Deadline Friday 30th April 2021**

Role

Freelance Production Team

UK-Wide, Freelance
Skills Required
  • Clean Drivers Licence
  • Confident driver
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to show initiative
  • Must have common sense!
Apply now

We're looking for Freelance Production Coordinators, Production Assistants, Runners and Drivers...

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS

Do you you pride yourself on your ridiculously high achieving organisation skills? Are you an Excel ninja? Are you the most logical person you know? Are you hard working but still know how to let loose at the end of the day?

If you love to be office-based, we have just the role for you! We are looking for Production Coordinators, ideally with 2-years commercial production experience, to join our Edinburgh and Manchester teams.

Please send both a CV with all relevant job experience and a cover letter outlining why you would be the right person for the job to hello@lsproductions.com with:
LS Productions | Production Coordinator Application | Your Name
in the subject line.

Throw your logical hat into the ring today!

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS, RUNNERS + DRIVERS

If you love the idea of being out on set in Glencoe one day, setting up the craft table in Manchester City Centre the next, being busy and on your feet, we have the dream job for you! We are on the hunt for strong and adaptable PAs, Runners and Drivers, preferably with film or photo shoot experience. You must have a clean drivers license, be over 25 years old, and have confidence driving vans and 9 seater vehicles.

Please send both a CV with all relevant job experience and a cover letter outlining why you would be the right person for the job to hello@lsproductions.com with:
LS Productions | PA Runner Application | Your Name
in the subject line.

Apply now!

Role

Production Manager

Scotland, Starting immediately
Skills Required
  • Clean drivers licence
  • Confident driver
  • Advanced excel
  • Confident managing budgets
  • 3 years production experience
Apply now

Our team is growing, and we’re seeking a new Production Manager with a solid track record in production for our Edinburgh office.

OVERVIEW

We are looking for a minimum of 3 years of production experience on commercials and/or high-end corporate shoots, ideally with at least 1 year as a Production Manager. Service production experience would be useful, but not essential. This role is based out of our Scottish production office as needed, with working remotely as our current operational approach. This role involves travel for all aspects of a shoot, including travel around the UK and to our other offices in Manchester and London.

You must be...

- Friendly and outgoing, and also professional and comfortable being client facing - we are people people!

- Capable of working flexibly and at speed with excellent organisational skills

- Comfortable both in the office and on set with a wide variety of clients from all over the world, in industries as diverse as fashion, music, cars and whisky

- Confident managing budgets from £20k to £500k and beyond, with advanced Excel skills

- Adept at presenting high-end production paperwork

- Knowledgeable on both stills and motion crew and equipment terminologies

- Full driver's licence and confident driving 9 seaters, splitters, etc.

- Willing to learn new processes and skills, and to help others to learn too - we are a creative bunch and are always looking for better ways to do things!

LOCATION
You will be based in Edinburgh, but you will travel within the UK and to our other offices in Manchester and London.

TERM

Freelance immediate start with an opportunity to go permanent. Starting immediately. Salary dependent on experience.

REPORTING

You will report to Head of Production, and work alongside our 10-strong team of Producers, Production Managers and Production Assistants who are situated across our offices in Edinburgh, Manchester and London. The LS Productions team are a supportive group of people who help each other learn and grow - there are opportunities to progress up through the production team for the right candidate.

HOW TO APPLY

Send your CV (which should include a list of your PM credits: brand / production company / director / producer) and a cover email introducing yourself to ellen@lsproductions.com

In the subject line:
Production Manager | Edinburgh | Your Name

**Deadline Friday 21st May 2021**

Role

Production Manager

Manchester, Permanent
Skills Required
  • Clean drivers licence
  • Confident driver
  • Advanced excel
  • Confident managing budgets
  • 3 years production experience
Apply now

Our team is growing, and we’re seeking a new Production Manager with a solid track record in production for our Manchester office.

OVERVIEW

We are looking for a minimum of 3 years of production experience on commercials and/or high-end corporate shoots, ideally with at least 1 year as a Production Manager. Service production experience would be useful, but not essential. This role is based out of our English production office as needed, with working remotely as our current operational approach. This role involves travel for all aspects of a shoot, including travel around the UK and to our other offices in Edinburgh and London.

You must be...

  • Friendly and outgoing, and also professional and comfortable being client facing - we are people people!
  • Capable of working flexibly and at speed with excellent organisational skills
  • Comfortable both in the office and on set with a wide variety of clients from all over the world, in industries as diverse as fashion, music, cars and whisky
  • Confident managing budgets from £20k to £500k and beyond, with advanced Excel skills
  • Adept at presenting high-end production paperwork
  • Knowledgeable on both stills and motion crew and equipment terminologies
  • Full driver's licence and confident driving 9 seaters, splitters, etc.
  • Willing to learn new processes and skills, and to help others to learn too - we are a creative bunch and are always looking for better ways to do things!

LOCATION
You will be based in Manchester, but you will travel within the UK and to our other offices in Edinburgh and London.

TERM

Full time, starting immediately. Salary dependent on experience.

REPORTING

You will report to Head of Production, and work alongside our 10-strong team of Producers, Production Managers and Production Assistants who are situated across our offices in Edinburgh, Manchester and London. The LS Productions team are a supportive group of people who help each other learn and grow - there are opportunities to progress up through the production team for the right candidate.

HOW TO APPLY

Send your CV (which should include a list of your PM credits: brand / production company / director / producer) and a cover email introducing yourself to hello@lsproductions.com

In the subject line:
Production Manager | Manchester | Your Name

**Deadline Wednesday 31st March 2021**

Role

Head of Production

London, Edinburgh or Manchester, Permanent
Skills Required
  • Expert in advertising production
  • Confident leading a team
  • Advanced excel
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent communicator
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As Head of Production you will be responsible for leading a top-class Production Team across our UK offices.

OVERVIEW

You will shape and plan the Production Department, be responsible for liaising with clients, assign jobs to Producers, monitor resources, maintain highest standards and ensure all productions are delivered on time and on budget.

You will have extensive production experience across stills and motion with technical know-how as well as excellent business and financial skills. This will include managing the Production Department budget as well as bringing in freelancers to supplement and support the full-time staff. You will manage the Production Team’s performance by ensuring adequate training, staff development and performance management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

PRODUCTION

  • Day-to-day management of team, workflow, enquiries and live jobs.
  • Improve processes and efficiencies across our various platforms such as FileMaker, google suite, slack, dropbox etc
  • Coordinate calendars and diaries; update staff and freelance availabilities; assign jobs.
  • Compile budget templates and financial procedures (including updates, training, invoice logging, invoicing and digital wraps).
  • Maintain and nurture client relationships together with the Sales & Marketing Department.
  • Monitor and maintain high production standards.
  • Ensure production team are up-to-date on relevant Health & Safety procedures, insurance guidance, accounting and HR procedures.
  • Develop and retain production talent, both in-house and freelance.
  • Work on live bids and support production tasks where needed.
  • Attend shoots where necessary.

EXECUTIVE

  • Oversee and manage the Department budget.
  • Develop and implement Production Strategy Plan.
  • Maintain and run our Sustainability Policy.
  • Implementing and monitoring the producers’ sales strategy.

EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Contribute to LS Productions' presence at industry events in Manchester, Scotland and London.
  • Assess and maintain all supplier contacts and look for economies with regular suppliers, developing new relationships as we move forward.
  • Build on the current industry network to help develop a robust, future-proof Scottish (and Northern England) production industry.

REPORTING

  • You will report to the Managing Director/Executive Producer.

KEY SKILLS

  • Expert knowledge of advertising production procedures, especially bidding and APA guidelines.
  • Well-connected and respected in the industry.
  • Great organisational skills, being able to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Capable of leading a team
  • Strong negotiation, budgeting and financial reporting skills.
  • Maintain quality standards across the production of all creative work.
  • Thorough understanding and experience of the sales processes and the ability to close business deals.
  • Ability to manage relationships pro-actively within and across teams, internally and externally.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organisational skills with good time management.
  • Ability to work alone, at a distance, while also being part of a wider team.
  • Flexibility and the ability to handle stress and react quickly to clients' demands

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Applications should be sent by email to hello@lsproductions.com by 5th March 2021. Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
  • The application must contain:
  • Email title: HoP Application | NAME
  • Letter of motivation (two pages maximum) addressing your suitability for the position and interest in working with LS Productions.
  • CV (three pages maximum).
  • Two nominated referees with contact details.

SELECTION PROCESS

  • Applications will be shortlisted and only candidates who appear to be suitable will be called for an interview.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Starting date: ASAP.

Contract Duration: Full-time.

Remuneration: £40k - £60k negotiable based on experience and location.

Location: London, Edinburgh or Manchester

Role

Business Development Director

London, Edinburgh or Manchester, Temp to Perm, part-time or full-time
Skills Required
  • Advertising production experience
  • Sales experience
  • Confident leading a team
  • Excellent communicator
  • Highly organised
  • Creative
  • Confident public speaking
  • Proficient in data analysis
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Our team is expanding, and we’re seeking a new Business Development Director whose role will be critical in the future growth of LS Productions.

OVERVIEW

We are looking for someone with a passion for the screen industries and a track record in sales, business development and marketing. We want someone who will grasp the opportunity to expand LS within our current market share and develop new and exciting revenue streams across film, TV, commercials, fashion, sport and music videos and craft a strategy plan that will span the UK as well as having an international dimension.

The position will involve a high degree of UK and international travel (post-COVID) and can be based out of London, Manchester or Edinburgh, where we have active offices.

The role is suited to a confident and organised sales professional who has worked in a similar role within the creative sector. This person should have established relationships in the screen industries.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Devise and implement the LSP Sales, Business Development and Marketing (“SBDM”) Strategy.
  • Increase the number and quality of sales leads, prospects and enquiries.
  • Build a solid national and international sales pipeline and tracking process.
  • Increase the conversion rate of enquiries to confirmed shoots.
  • Meet and beat sales and profitability targets.
  • Agree on revenue targets for LSP and set Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Determine system improvements and implement change and corrective actions.
  • Meet with the sales and marketing team regularly to discuss work-in-progress and assess performance against KPIs.
  • Direct line management of Sales and Marketing teams.
  • Implement a consistent closed-loop between marketing and sales, ensuring marketing analytics drive sales actions and are regularly and clearly reported.
  • Maintain strong relationships with key clients and create new client relationships in the UK, Europe, Canada and USA. Sustain rapport with key accounts by making periodic visits, exploring specific needs and anticipating new opportunities.
  • Present sales results to the LSP Leadership team on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Prepare Sales and Marketing Action Plans at an individual, as well as a team level.
  • Set marketing objectives including planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating communications, advertising and trade event opportunities.
  • Identify industry trends. Collect information by analyzing, and summarizing data.
  • Attend and speak at conferences and events about LS Productions’ services.
  • Liaise with the MD to ensure all business activity is consistent with production objectives.
  • Identify and implement a variety of new business initiatives to drive sales.
  • Ensure the organisation has an effective sales development internal coaching programme.
  • Ensure the CRM is being used effectively and provides a competitive advantage to the company.

RESEARCH AND PLANNING

  • Assess the effectiveness of the LSP model in each of the territories of UK, US, Canada, Europe and Asia.
  • Consider North American, European and Asian representation and reporting models.
  • Assess the experience, output and potential of LSP personnel.
  • Examine trends in advertising platforms and spend.
  • Examine the potential impact of changes in the stills and motion supply chain.

REPORTING

  • Report to MD and CEO on strategy, operations and results.
  • Liaise with MD on production strategy and objectives.
  • Liaise with the Head of Production on infrastructure, personnel and administrative requirements.
  • Liaise with the Financial Director on financial implications of sales and marketing strategy.
  • Attend key strategic business development trips with MD and CEO and other LSP personnel.
  • Attend leadership meetings and quarterly full team meetings.

KEY EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE REQUIREMENTS

  • National and international sales and marketing strategy and implementation.
  • Creative, Advertising and/or Film & TV Production experience.
  • Board and/or senior executive level reporting responsibility.
  • Leadership skills with an ability to inspire a team.
  • People management.
  • Proven track record of achieving sales growth and delivery of results to business plans.
  • Proficient at analysing data, building reports and making strategic recommendations based on data and trends.
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal.

ABILITIES

  • Strong commercial outlook and an entrepreneurial approach to business development.
  • High-level networking skills including the capacity to develop and strengthen international relationships, clients and partners.
  • Dedication to a strong company culture and respect for all staff.
  • A solutions-based problem solver.
  • Desire to updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organisations.
  • Capacity to take initiative and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, positively contributing to a new dynamic and innovative working environment.
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Applications should be sent by email to hello@lsproductions.com by 5th March 2021. Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
  • The application must contain:
  • Email title: Business Development Director Application | 'YOUR NAME'
  • WOW us. We're open to all kinds of inspirational applications. Be as creative as you like - videos, presentations or something more traditional are all welcome.
  • Letter of motivation (two pages maximum) addressing your suitability for the position and interest in working with LS Productions.
  • CV (three pages maximum).
  • Two nominated referees with contact details.

SELECTION PROCESS

  • Applications will be shortlisted and only candidates who appear to be suitable will be called for an interview.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Starting date: ASAP.

Contract Duration: Temp to Perm, part-time or full-time.

Remuneration: £55k - 75k + bonus negotiable based on experience and location.

Location: London, Edinburgh or Manchester.