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Production Designer Job Description TV

Job Summary-Production Designer Job Description TV


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Responsible for the design budget and the management of a Design Team as part of a TV programme.


Will liaise with other departments to facilitate the smooth production and delivery of the programme and will interpret and deliver the necessary creative vision for the specific episodes for which they are responsible, being mindful of the ongoing continuity and history of the programme.


Key Responsibilities-Production Designer Job Description TV


The key responsibilities of this role includes, but is not limited to:


-Work to the instruction of the Series Designer to deliver the creative vision of the Editorial Team


-Work successfully within a large Design department as one of multiple Design Teams


-Manage the allocated design budget for your team and keep the Series Designer abreast of costs and budget implications


-Manage, motivate and lead your Design Team


-Oversee the design, costs and build of new sets


-Liaise with Production Managers to plan any specific requirements to facilitate efficient scheduling or any particular needs and requirements for the team


-Able to participate in the training of existing and new members of the Team to facilitate staff development and recruitment


Liaising with external companies/suppliers as required in line with policy


-Maintain the safe working environment in the studios, in the workshop and on location

Other duties as reasonably required by your line manager(s)



Knowledge Skills and Experience-Production Designer Job Description


The postholder will have experience as a Production Designer, demonstrating a wide-ranging knowledge of continuing drama television production processes with a clear understanding of the specific disciplines of the multicamera Production Design.


To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:


-An understanding of the jobs of the programme and resource personnel engaged to deliver the production


-Able to train and mentor effectively, based on a knowledge and understanding of the various roles within an Art Department for both existing and new staff


-Effective negotiating and management skills



-Experience of leading and motivating a team in the face of a variety of potential challenges


-Interpersonal and communication skills to foster effective working relationships with a wide range of production and non-production personnel, internal and external to the company


-Thorough knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation and procedures, such as COSSH and CDM


-Knowledge and passion for Continuing Drama


The following criteria are desirable but not essential:


A valid and clean driving licence

Food Hygiene Level 2 certificate

BBC health and safety of productions training (or industry equivalent)



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