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Trainee Production Coordinator

  • Firecrest
  • Glasgow, Glasgow City

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 Firecrest Films in Glasgow.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    248077
  • 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
    Glasgow
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Creative & Digital Media
  • Opportunity Type
    Traineeship
  • Employer
    Firecrest

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.

About the company: Firecrest Films is an independent television producer with an outstanding reputation for award-winning factual programmes. They specialise in ambitious premium documentaries, making films and series for major UK broadcasters and streamers. Their programmes have achieved record ratings and high acclaim, and in 2022 alone they won 11 awards. In January 2024 Firecrest was named one of the Best Places to Work in TV - the fifth consecutive year they've won this accolade. They've also been cited by Broadcast magazine as the fastest growing independent TV company outside London. In 2023 they were named one of the best companies in TV for new talent at the New Voice Awards.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Channel 4 on x (Ref ID: 248077)

Company website : https://www.firecrestfilms.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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