Freelance Creative Producer & Bookings Editor

London  |  Head Office

Reference
VAC-4780
Role Type
Temporary
Salary Overview
Competitive Basic Salary and Excellent Benefits
Salary
Competitive Salary
Expiry Date
29/10/2021

FREELANCE CREATIVE PRODUCER & BOOKINGS EDITOR - 2 MONTHS

Harvey Nichols is in an exciting, ambitious phase of evolution. We are seeking an exceptional Creative Producer and Bookings Editor to join our Creative Content Team and help shape our future. Collaborating with internal and external teams, you will use your bookings experience and production credentials to deliver creative photo shoots on brand, in budget and on time.

This role will support the Creative & Marketing department by supervising regular output of ‘business as usual’ shoot production. You will prioritise the creative content schedule, in addition to bespoke projects, partnerships, regular brand launches and adhoc requests. You will work closely with the Creative Content Editor, Production Co-Ordinator and Head of Creative and Content to deliver the shoot schedule across all categories of business, and with the Creative Production Manager ensure asset delivery meets stringent go-live deadlines.

This position requires a highly organised and proactive individual, with a proven ability to multi-task, excellent communication skills and industry contacts to match. Taking ownership of creative shoot production, planning and budget, you will mentor the Production Co-Ordinator and implement workflows, templates and processes for Harvey Nichols

What you will be doing:

  • Work with the Creative Content Editor and Head of Creative and Content to produce all photo shoots across all BAU business, seasonal campaigns and special projects
  • Support the Creative team by sourcing, approaching, briefing and negotiating with the approved creative teams
  • Produce all internal and external shoots within set budget
  • With the support of the Production Co-Ordinator, be responsible for the booking of creative teams including photographers, set design, props, models, hair, makeup, and nails.
  • Manage and maintain a detailed record of all agency contracts, agreements and usage rights and have a thorough understanding of copyright law relating to usage rights, regularly seeking legislation updates to ensure the business adheres to these rules and regulations.
  • Manage the Creative Content budget, monitoring all shoot budgets to ensure wider Marketing departmental budgets are adhered to.
  • Implement workflow and process templates for all bookings and production, including budgets.
  • Oversee the Production Co-Ordinator to ensure all shoot production admin, including studio, locations, equipment/lighting, call sheets, transport, couriers and catering is arranged and booked.
  • Lead the co-ordination of post-production in order to ensure schedules are agreed and image delivery meets deadlines.
  • Attend photo shoots where required to manage on-set production
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with creative, artist and model agencies
  • Plan the shoot and creative production schedule as directed by the Head of Creative and Content
  • Stay abreast of upcoming projects and work with the Creative Content Editor and the Creative Production Manager on planning across all categories of business
  • Guide the Production Co-Ordinator in ensuring all pictures are credited where relevant and according to best practice.

A bit about your experience:

  • Should know their Balenciaga from their Balmain
  • Previous experience in a Producer and/or Bookings Editor role in a similar business
  • A comprehensive understanding and interest in the luxury industry, encompassing fashion, beauty, food and hospitality
  • Proven experience in managing budgets and budgeting systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Adobe Photoshop
  • An extensive list of strong industry contacts
  • Confident in managing up, down and across teams
  • Strong team leadership and project management skills
  • A balance of creative and commercial know-how
  • Should ideally be educated to degree level  

A bit about you:

  • Face problems and challenges with a positive ‘can do’ attitude and remain approachable and helpful to others.
  • Energised by group work and values the dynamic of a team-driven department
  • Able to liaise confidently with other areas of the business and communicate effectively with multiple departments
  • A problem-solver who is methodical, detail oriented and organized.
  • Excellent visual and verbal communication skills.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Diligent, self-motivated and extremely well organized.
  • A confident, self-starter who can proceed with projects without guidance

All your hard work, rewarded:

Our colleagues are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:

Flexible working
Very generous staff discount plus annual clothing allowance

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