Sydney Based Production Manager – Music

If you have a passion for MUSIC and a desire to work in a fun and creative environment with a fantastic team, we want to hear from you! Apply quickly – this position is closing soon!

An unrivalled opportunity exists to join Foxtel at an unprecedented time within the Australian marketplace. We are now seeking a Production Manager for the MUSIC channels.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about working in television and music to ensure the maximisation of all music related broadcasting across 5 channels.

You will be responsible for logistical, staff and financial management and execution of all production for the Music Channels with the development and implementation of systems to achieve best use of physical and creative resources within department

The role

Oversee the production of all local content in conjunction with Executive Producer/Head of Production

-Organisation of external freelance crews, staff, facilities and supplies (for production and post production) including negotiation of rates and contracts in conjunction with legal/finance department
-Set up and co-ordinate all music events needed for filming with experience in multi site & multi camera live outside event broadcasts using highest broadcast standards
-In conjunction with Executive Producer, Series Producers and Creative Director manage the execution/delivery of all production within the deadline and budget
Management of all facility, equipment and logistical requirements of the Channels

-In conjunction with production staff assist with day to day bookings and production management of facilities required by the Channels
-Understand different formats used across different productions with the ability of multi-tasking and management of projects at all different stages
-In conjunction with production staff manage all logistical aspects of shoots including call sheets to all staff and crew, production schedules, booking travel arrangements, legal requirements and catering when required

Manage and maintain Budget for all Channel productions

-Prepare budgets for all new shows/special projects in conjunction with Executive Producer/Head of Production
-Effective budget development, consistent tracking & forecasting with finance department

Assist with management of production team to ensure efficient use of resources

-In conjunction with Executive Producer/Head of Production initiate and implement systems to ensure smooth running of department
-Work with Ingest/Library staff to ensure productions efficiently make broadcast
-Provide support and direction to team

The required experience

-Previous experience in a production department equal to size of department
-Experience in multi site & multi camera live music events is essential
-Experience in music production and Experience managing budgets
-Proven conceptual thinker
-Well organised with proven skills in time and management
-Ability to work well in a team – leading and contributing
-Positive team player, able to get along well with others and build relationships

Applications Close: Thursday 27 March, 2014
Location: North Ryde – NSW

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