Production Manager

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Posted: 21 September 2021

Contract: Full time maternity cover (12 months)

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Twig Education creates incredible, inclusive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning experiences full of aha! moments that students remember forever. We couldn’t do this without creative and passionate people who challenge and inspire each other. 

That’s where you come in! Working for Twig means getting the chance to use your talents to the fullest, doing work that makes the world a better place in an environment where your contributions get noticed. 

Twig launched in 2011. Our resources, created in collaboration with Imperial College London and Stanford University, are now used by millions of teachers and students in over 60 countries and with over 20 different languages. This success didn’t happen by accident.  We hire talented individuals, give them the chance to shine, and recognise the impact they make on Twig and on the lives of students across the globe. We’re here to change the world of STEM education. Want to join us?

Job Role

We are currently seeking a Production Manager to join our Production team. This role is ideally suited to someone who has exceptional organisational skills, is an excellent communicator, and is able to embrace the management of changing and developing schedules. 

As the key point of liaison between our Production, Post, Content & QC, and Clearance & Rights teams, you will be responsible for ensuring clarity of status for our film and other asset driven productions, allowing teams to plan work accordingly. 

You will work closely with the Executive Producer, Producers, team leads, and other PMs, to devise and develop both short and long term schedules, identifying dependencies, ensuring risk is minimised, and being budget conscious. You will have the confidence to flag conflicting demands, and investigate and deploy workable solutions.

Key Responsibilities
  • Devise and develop short, medium and long term production schedules with team leads and the Head of Project Management
  • Liaise with team leads to monitor progress against schedules, and support the production team to deliver on time and to budget
  • Communicate changes to tasks, priorities or schedule to all relevant stakeholders
  • Identify and report risks to schedule, budget or quality
  • Support recruitment across Production, with the Executive Producer and HR
  • Work with other teams (Rights & Clearance, Content & QC, and Post Production) to critique, improve, and iterate workflows and media asset management systems so they are fit for current and future business needs
  • Document and update department workflows and manuals
  • Communicate changes to workflow to all relevant stakeholders
  • Monitor adherence to workflows and systems
  • Maintain a positive, supportive and rewarding working environment which promotes satisfaction and success for both individuals and the business
Skills and Experience

Essential:

  • A proven track record in managing high volume television, video or digital productions
  • Experience working on projects with multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional organisational skills 
  • Flexibility and resilience – our projects have multiple, interdependent parts and continuously develop and adapt 
  • High level Excel and/ or Google Sheets skills 

Desirable:

  • Smartsheets experience or knowledge of the software would be advantageous
What’s in it for you?

Your job will offer diversity and fulfillment as well as professional and personal development.  Twig has an open, fair, relaxed and flexible culture where hard work is recognised and rewarded.  Benefits of working at Twig include:

  • Salaries are competitive
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Health Shield cashback plan
  • Generous holiday allowance including birthday off
  • Office in an attractive location
  • Being part of a lively, fun team
Work Environment

We expect to operate a hybrid working model with three days spent in the Glasgow office and two working from home. The postholder will be responsible for ensuring they have a suitable working space which supports high performance.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Twig is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Think you might fit this role?

To apply, please complete the Online Application Form, attaching a CV and covering letter, demonstrating the extent to which your skills, abilities and experience meet the requirements of this role.  Applications close at 1pm on Friday the 8th of October.

Applications will be considered as they are submitted. Interviews may be conducted ahead of the application deadline.

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