The Incredible Picture Machine (IPM) is a production company, with a focus on producing both photography and motion content for advertising campaigns and projects. It is predominantly a photographic production company, but has recently been developing into the motion content arena. IPM's clients are local and international / global advertising agencies, with some direct brands also. IPM has built a strong reputation for it's production service to advertising agencies, and continues to strive on improving its role within the advertising, arts and production industries.
About the Role:
IPM is looking for a Senior freelance Producer to manage all productions, from receipt of agency brief to delivery of finished art. This is initially for a 5 month period, with an on going position to be discussed after this initial timeframe. As the main Producer for IPM, you will be solely entrusted to run all projects from briefs coming through IPM. You will lead all shoots and have the ability to bring on additional Producers to work under you when necessary. You will be a strong leader and have the experience of managing clients within the advertising industry, therefore you should already be well respected.
The role is for a freelance Producer who can multitask easily, sometimes running a number of projects at once at various stages of production. The role will require someone whom can handle pressure situations. With experience across photography (most important) plus motion content, (basic TVC desirable), you will have the primary responsibility to ensure smooth and seamless productions. You will also provide outstanding client service, with the ability to deliver high end creative jobs on time and to budget that are profitable. You will have the ability to devise entire productions, develop budgets that may range from $20k to $800k and create shoot schedules that run the most efficient production. Your best strengths are your instinct to deal with anything that may be thrown at you, you deal with things calmly as they arise and can find the best possible solution. You are passionate about delivering the best work, so are proactive and solutions driven with a 'can do' attitude. You are definitely prepared to roll up your sleeves to get the job done.
As well as being an experienced and respected producer you must:
* Have a full drivers licence.
* Have own ABN.
* Full understanding of platforms: excel, word, dropbox.
* Have own laptop.
* Ability to work autonomously from a satellite office space.
* Have strong production crew / supplier relationships in place.
* Be available for the entire 5 month time frame. This will run from: Tuesday 1st December 2015 to Tuesday 31st May 2016
* Work from home, IPM is set up as a 'remote work environment' for all freelancers and administration team.
* Retainer paid fortnightly. Plus competitive Producers profit split on every job.
* The position set up is unique, so can allow for the chosen freelance producer to work on projects outside of IPM when appropriate.
Louder Than Words is Hiring!
Role: Contract Video Producer / Account Manager - initial 10-week contract with room to extend
What: Louder Than Words is a successful TVC & Video production company, established in
2002 and based in Redfern. We’re looking for one of Sydney’s best TVC & video content
Producers. We are a small, nimble company with big intentions. Our Managing Director and
Executive Producer work closely with the team and are committed to growth. The culture of
Louder Than Words is one of hard work but work/ life balance, creativity and enjoying what we
do. We’re looking for someone who not only fits in with this, but who can actively help grow the
So, who are we looking for?
If you’re right for this role, you’ll have:
• A serious amount of industry experience. We’re not talking a few corporate videos, your
own freelance clients or one or two TVC’s. You will have around 5 years working on
some high-profile content. Brand ads, FMCG TVC’s, big name branded content - we’re
looking for solid experience.
• You have absolutely no problems holding meetings with senior clients and agency
heads. Nervousness is not a word in your vocabulary and you greet challenges from
your clients with a desire to smash expectations.
*Importantly, you have a desire to work with a small, growing team. We’re not a big agency
or a production house with big backers. We are, however, a growing team working with
an expanding list of brands and agencies to produce excellent TVC and video content.
In essence, we are looking for a Producer who will rock our worlds and blow our clients away.
You live and breathe content and know how to take a budget and produce beautiful results. You
also have amazing industry contacts and know how to negotiate the best contracts for our
clients. Importantly you are truly a people person. This role isn’t for someone who likes
producing from behind a screen – we’re all about face-to-face communications and we want you
to live this. You’ll be setting up WIP reviews, visiting your clients and keeping projects rolling
face to face. In many ways you’ll become the face of Louder Than Words to our clients, so
people skills are a must. When you aren’t producing you’ll be maintaining strong relationships
with your clients, passing opportunities on to our Executive Producer when appropriate.
It goes without saying that you will have great location shoot skills and the ability to run a
seamless shoot day. We want someone who can have all the setbacks in the world but deal
with them professionally, all the while keeping our clients in the loop - you are an amazing
If you’re our superstar you’ll also be a gun at budgeting. You’ll be reporting directly to our
Executive Producer to make sure that we’re on target with each project and you won’t shy away
This role will require a small amount of Interstate travel, the ability to work long hours on shoots
when necessary and a highly enthusiastic nature. You don’t necessarily have to own your own
car but it’s certainly a big benefit, a clean drivers license (manual) is a must.
To compensate you for these skills we’re offering the following for an initial 3-month
• A very generous salary + super pro rated for 3 months
• Use of our production vehicle for shoots and meetings
• All travel costs covered during productions
• Phone allowance and laptop
• Possible extention of contract and healthy rewards for over delivering
This is a contract role to begin with. At the end of the initial 10-week period we may renew the
contract or negotiate a new agreement.
If you think you have what it takes we’d love to hear from you. To apply you simply need to do
1. Write a cover letter that tells us about you and what you think you can add to Louder
Than Words. Why will you smash this role?
2. Include your resume and a list of recent work with links for us to view
3. That’s all we need – be creative!
We’ll be reviewing each submission and will be in contact with those we’d like to meet with. If
you’re successful you’ll be required to start at the start of October (at the latest) so you’ll need to
be ready to dive in!
Send all submissions to: [..] with the subject “producer
application + your name