German-speaking (Junior) On Air Promo Producer (London)

Sony Pictures Television Networks

Reporting to: On Air Manager

Contract type: 12 month fixed term contract

Location: London


​Please note that this role is based in the United Kingdom. In order to enable us to meet statutory and regulatory obligations of the United Kingdom immigration system you must have the appropriate immigration permission needed to work and reside in the United Kingdom.

Department Overview:

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming in every genre around the world and for a multitude of platforms.

Job Specification:

SPT currently has an opportunitity for innovative and creative Promo Producers to join their London based On air promotions team for a 12 month period.

The promo-producer will be responsible for the production of high quality promotions, on air continuity items, interstitials & cross channel promotions. This role will mainly work across SPT’s German based channels to generate ideas, write scripts, produce self op-ed rough cuts, direct voice over artists and work with editors, animators plus sound engineers to produce TX ready promos.

Successful candidates in this role will work across all channels to strict deadlines, generating ideas, writing scripts, producing self-op-ed rough cuts, directing voice over artists, as well as working with editors, animators and sound engineers to produce TX ready promos. There will also be occasional involvement with other creative projects spanning the on-air, animation and channel teams (sponsorship, re-brands, stunts etc).

Reporting directly to the On Air Manager, ideal candidates will be highly motivated, self-managing individuals who are able to work well with others as well as in isolation. The ability to communicate ideas and opinions fluently is also essential, as is the grace to accept constructive criticism and the determination to see a project through to completion whatever the apparent obstacle.

Key tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Generating engaging promo treatments
  • Pitching ideas / treatments to the On Air Manager for approval
  • Writing well-crafted promo scripts
  • Choosing appropriate music beds
  • Editing competent rough cuts (knowledge of Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro preferred)
  • Confidently directing voice over artists
  • Directing the work of editors, animators and sound engineers who assist on promos
  • Delivering all promos to the deadline specified
  • Providing creative advice and assistance to colleagues
  • Assisting with Project work where required
  • Creating high quality promo’s that will reflect the channel’s brand values and marketing proposition, promoting the featured program.
  • Creating unique, distinctive and creative outstanding ideas for on-air promotion, and execute those ideas into promos
  • Writing compelling scripts & direct edit, graphics, and audio process steps

Requirements

  • Typically 2 – 3 years prior experience in a similar role in a promo environment
  • Previous promo producing experience essential
  • Language skills – must be fluent in both English and German
  • Working knowledge of broadcasting processes
  • Broad understanding of Edit, Animation and Sound design
  • Competent self op edit skills (Premiere and FCP preferred)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Some shoot experience (directing preferred but not essential)
  • Any After effects / Motion based skills or sound design experience a bonus
  • Prepared to work a shift pattern if required
  • Showreel essential – please submit alongside your CV and Cover letter in order to be considered

If you feel you meet the above requirements we would love to hear from you! In order to be considered we ask that you please submit a link to your Showreel alongside your up to date CV and Cover Letter to our careers website:

​http://www.sonypicturesjobs.com/

Candidates who do not submit a showreel will not be considered.

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