Assistant Producer, Dragons' Den
First launched in Japan, Dragons’ Den is now an international brand with various versions airing in countries across the globe. Entrepreneurs pitch for investment in the Den from our Dragons, five venture capitalists willing to invest their own money in exchange for equity.
The Assistant Producer will work closely with the Series Producer overseeing other more junior members of the production team in ideas generation and to help identify stories and potential contributors and undertake detailed research of business idea and pitch these ideas.
They will manage the team in whichever location – London/Salford, including studio, but also report in to the Casting Producer to particularly keep abreast of overall casting/contributor strategy.
The Assistant Producer will actively source contributors for the programme under tight deadlines, and objectively assess the quality and suitability of contributors and programme materials in a way which demonstrates an insight into the programme requirements. They will liaise with contributors, colleagues and contacts both in and outside the BBC on a daily basis and will do so with appropriate tact and understanding in an often pressured situation.
The Assistant Producer will be required to assemble, collate and distil information and brief concisely and accurately both in verbal and written form, and contribute to the creative treatment of an item or programme whilst ensuring consistency in content, quality and style.
They must locate relevant sources of information regarding contributors and sequences whilst working in a pressurised environment, and use time and resources efficiently in order to achieve maximum productivity within deadline and budget. The Assistant Producer will take a thorough and methodical approach to work, whilst being able to respond flexibly to changes as required.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate(s) will have
- Previous experience as an Assistant Producer for TV including; suggesting and researching creative, programme briefs and securing access to guests, contributors and locations.
- A strong background in making Factual Entertainment programmes.
- An understanding of issues and an enthusiasm for business related matters and programming.
- Experience of carrying out extensive and detailed due diligence and an understanding of legal issues that can arise in television.
- Effective team-working and interpersonal skills essential.
- Proven ability to spot strong characters and stories.
- Experience of screen testing potential contributors.
- Experience of working in a studio environment.
- Thorough knowledge of a wide range of information and research sources.
- Ability to analyse and condense a wide range of information into detailed and accurate written pieces of work that meet your initial brief.
- A clear understanding of the logistical requirements of TV production and of the latest developments in the TV landscape.
ROLE: Assistant Producers, Dragons’ Den
BASE: Roles to be split between MediaCity UK, Salford and Media Centre, London
CONTRACT: 3 x FTC/attachment to start Jan 2018 for 5 months approx.
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