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Trainee Production Coordinator

  • Waddell
  • Belfast, North Down

The Channel 4 Production Training Scheme is for entry level talent who want to break into the media industry and are passionate about making television programmes. It offers trainees a 12 month paid placement with an independent production company. This placement is with Waddell Media in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    248065
  • Wages
    £24,000 p/a
  • Hours
    37.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    25/03/2024
  • Start Date
    16/09/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    12 Months

  • Location
    Belfast
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Creative & Digital Media
  • Opportunity Type
    Traineeship
  • Employer
    Waddell

Description

Production Coordinators are part of the production management team who look after the logistics of making TV - this include budgets, transport, schedules and health and safety.

A good Production Coordinator is a team player who is responsible and able to work independently. They have a good eye for detail, strong IT skills and comfortable working with budgets and schedules. They can prioritise tasks and work well under pressure and manage deadlines.

The company: Waddell Media specialises in producing award winning lifestyle formats, specialist factual and documentaries from our base in Holywood, Northern Ireland. We have a proud history producing highly returnable series for UK, Ireland and international broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, RTE, and ITV. Our productions are distributed to a global audience from Canada to New Zealand.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Channel 4 on x (Ref ID: 248065)

Company website : https://www.waddellmedia.com/

Essential criteria for a good candidate:

  • Enthusiasm for content whether it be factual, factual entertainment or entertainment (known in the industry as unscripted)
  • Great communication skills
  • Desire to build a career in production management
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Good numeracy skills particularly with regards to budgets
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work in pressurised environments with good attention to detail even when working at speed
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve
  • Competent across a range of IT software including MS Office and Outlook

Desirable skills:

  • Proactive and enthusiastic approach to working
  • Experience of organising events (can be while in education, volunteering or work)
  • Proactive in meeting challenges and changes to schedule
  • Flexibility when working with competing priorities and changes to production
  • Proactive response to problem solving


This is an entry level role, experience in this field or a relevant degree is not required. We are looking for people who have a clear and demonstrable passion for Television Production, with no more than 3 months of industry experience.
In your first week of the scheme you will have 1 week of TV Boot Camp training delivered by thinkBIGGER! You will then receive monthly training either in person or virtually with thinkBIGGER! You will receive on-going on the job training whilst working at your company for the duration of the scheme.

This is an opportunity to begin your career in the TV industry. Former trainees of the Production Training Scheme have taken their own unique career paths and are now very successful within the industry.

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