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Head of Production / Senior Producer

Full time - New South Wales



Taste Creative is an award-winning boutique production company specialising in high quality film production based in Surry Hills, Sydney.


We are looking for an experienced Head of Production who enjoys working in a small agency setting and is looking to be part of a friendly, and family-like team.


The role can either be a part time (4 days/30 hours per week) or full time (5 days/37.5 hours per week), dependent on the experience of the candidate, for a 12 month maternity cover contract. The company offers flexible work arrangements. There is also the potential for ongoing work at the end of the contract in a casual/freelance capacity.


We are looking for someone to start in early April 2020.


The Taste Head of Production oversees the production of our projects and the team, and ensures the studio functions as a well-oiled machine. Team leadership, management, creative and strategic problem solving and being the company culture radar, are all key areas of responsibility to support the creative team to problem solve and deliver outstanding work. The role demands focus, high-level communication and budgeting skills, flexibility and creative leadership. Up-to-date knowledge of industry trends is expected as well as a passion for team development. The role is a split of about 60-70% Head of Production tasks, with the remaining tasks hands on Producer in our projects.


Taste is a team of 11 staff, with freelance contacts in all creative fields to supply additional skill sets as required.


This is a unique and fantastic opportunity to work for a production company with a very strong drive to produce content that has a positive impact on the world and generates a shared and durable prosperity for all.


If you’re keen, get in touch because we would love to hear from you!



Head of Production:


        Manage workflow for all projects within studio

        Be a key culture radar for the team

        Provide production support and consultation on all projects as / when required by teams

        Approve all budgets and milestones for proposals, to ensure consistency is maintained

        With the CEO, allocate Producer & Director teams

        Manage and maintain relationships with subcontractors

        Manage and oversee all projects profitability, provide reports with team if and as required

        Manage and oversee staff workloads, time-sheets, capacity

        Approve all external client quotes, set and implement a consistent format for team to work to when budgeting projects.

        Directly manage the production team, including Senior Producer, Junior Producer, Production Coordinator and two editors. This includes performance reviews, all leave requests, capacity and training.

        Arrange and oversee post project debriefs as required

        Coordinate weekly studio 1 on 1 WIP’s to debrief on week and prep for following week

        Work closely with the management team, providing input, new ideas and solutions to business, project and financial management decisions with the CEO and Finance Director.

        Collaborate with Producers and Finance Director to oversee and manage cash flow for all projects

        Keep Earned Revenue forecast updated weekly, liaise with Finance Director and production team on major changes

        Keep a record and provide, when required, project profit reports and data.

        Identify company resources and capacity at all times and raise when additional resources are required with Management team

        Proactively drive processes to ensure that all teams are equipped to deliver projects on time and within budget



        Coordinate and manage subcontractor schedules

        Collaborate with Director to oversee Creative team

        Manage project budget and schedule throughout production

        Liaise with Client services team on client approvals and briefs

        Oversee Junior Production team in booking internal staff workloads and project meetings

        Scope and develop all project and campaign budgets

        Develop quotes, proposals and contracts of services in collaboration with Director and Client services





        Ability to lead a team to operate efficiently & profitably

        Strong organizational abilities; project scoping and time & resource management

        A positive attitude, and willingness to accept and tackle new challenges and briefs

        Very strong verbal and written communication skills for internal & external creative teams

        At least five years experience producing Integrated projects within an agency or production company environment

        A solid understanding of creative industry practices

        The ability to work efficiently and effectively without guidance

        A personal drive to contribute to a better world through our projects

        Strong problem solving skills

        Approachable, friendly and collaborative in work style

        Strong attention to detail and quality

        Thorough knowledge of the creative and production processes and solutions/services that can be provided across multiple cross-platform assets

        Fit within a boutique, unstructured, but growing company



Taste values

      Nourishing content only - We only create content that helps to make the world a better place

      Always learning - We will always be learners

      Nothing but the best - We aim for 100% excellence in all that we do

      “Can do” people - We are always willing problem solvers

      Always inclusive - Creating opportunities for marginalised communities to thrive


Inclusively Made

We believe the world should be inclusive for all. That’s why every project that you do with Taste creates opportunities for people living with disability to work in the creative industry.


People living with disability make up 18% of our population. Yet we are a long way from seeing this diversity reflected in arguably the most influential medium in society; film, television and online.


Together, we can change that.


How it works:

Our Taste Creative initiative ‘Inclusively Made’ is set up to formalise the driving change around the inclusion of people with disabilities. As part of this initiative we produce stories that create opportunities for people living with disability to be professionally involved in the creative industry, both in front and behind the camera.



How to apply

Please send both a CV and cover letter to briana@tastecreative.com.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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