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CURRENT OPENINGS

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR – WHISPER NORTH

OVERVIEW

Whisper is a leading global production company, specialising in high-end sports production, unscripted entertainment, branded content and factual television. The company is a five-times Broadcast Best Places to Work (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022) and this is an exciting opportunity to join the team. Whisper is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities.

We are looking for a Production Coordinator to join our Whisper North team in Manchester on a new quiz show. The post would suit somebody who has studio experience, organising high volume of travel logistics for contributors & talent, and confident working with external suppliers and crew.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing direct support to the Production Management team, assisting with the communication of key production information to Producers and the editorial team
  • Organising and booking travel for contributors & talent
  • Negotiating rates with external suppliers & crew
  • Knowledge of co-ordinating and delivering a range of elements for a studio based productions, inc room allocation, catering and runners
  • Producing complex call sheets with accurate and detailed movement orders
  • Supporting your production manager with raising purchase orders, dealing with expenses and liaising with finance team where appropriate
  • Maintaining accurate financial records; reporting any budgetary issues
  • Understanding of Health and Safety policies

Skills and Experience

  • At least 3 years’ experience as a Production Co-ordinator, studio experience is desirable
  • Comfortable working in a busy ever-changing environment within production team
  • Experience of dealing with multiple logistics requirements
  • Experience of working with runners is desirable
  • Good communication skills and an aptitude to learn new tasks as well as a strong team ethic
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Basic budgeting skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • The ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure
  • Ability to work effectively with others and manage relationships in a diverse team including the ability to manage up and provide positive and effective support to the editorial
  • A proactive attitude to work and promoting a positive work ethic in the team
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to react quickly to project changes
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing workloads and new systems

Location:  The base for this position will be predominantly Manchester with hybrid working available subject to production requirements

Working Days: This role will require a degree of flexibility and weekend working. You will be expected to work with the team to plan a schedule based on production requirements. Lieu days will be given for any days worked over a five-day week. Whisper offers the option of flexitime hours subject to production requirements.

Start: 20th February 2023 – 2nd June 2023

Salary: Based on experience

Application Closing: Friday 3rd February 2023

To apply, please upload your CV and why you want to be involved to, https://thewhispergroup.bamboohr.com/careers/31

CASTING RESEARCHER – WHISPER NORTH

OVERVIEW

Whisper is a leading global production company, specialising in high-end sports production, unscripted entertainment, branded content and factual television. The company is a five-times Broadcast Best Places to Work (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022) and this is an exciting opportunity to join the team. Whisper is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities.

 We are looking for casting researchers to join our Whisper North team in Manchester on a new quiz show. The post would suit somebody with experience of working on high-volume quiz shows, using e-Tribez and conducting auditions via Zoom.

Key Responsibilities

  • Targeting, and helping to source contestants
  • Handling mass applications via e-Tribez
  • Liaising with contestants, building relationships over the telephone/Zoom
  • Conducting interviews over Zoom
  • Conducting background checks and writing biogs
  • Anticipate the needs of Producers

Skills and Experience

  • Experience of working in casting, quiz shows is desirable
  • Experience of using e-Tribez, or similar software for casting
  • Experience doing cutdowns would be advantageous, but is not essential
  • Clear understanding of the logistical requirements of TV
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Strong team ethic and the ability to prioritise workloads with ease, working in a pressurised team environment
  • Ability to work effectively with others and manage relationships in a diverse team
  • Ability to manage workload, especially if working remotely and away from an office environment
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing workloads and new systems and technologies

Location:  The base for this position will be predominantly Manchester with hybrid working available subject to production requirements.

Working Days: This role will require a degree of flexibility and weekend working. You will be expected to work with the team to plan a schedule based on production requirements. Lieu days will be given for any days worked over a five-day week. Whisper offers the option of flexitime hours subject to production requirements.

Start: 20th March 2023 – 2nd June 2023

Salary: Based on experience

Application Closing: Friday 3rd February 2023

To apply, please upload your CV and why you want to be involved to, https://thewhispergroup.bamboohr.com/careers/30

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