media co-op is hiring a Producer!

RECRUITING: Experienced, talented corporate video Producer or TV Producer, with a social conscience.
Role based in Glasgow.

 

– Skilled in creative development, budgets, schedules, contracts and problem-solving.
– Inspired by the chance to work for an ethical production company, making content for social justice.

You might be a Producer from a corporate video company, with an interest in broadcast.
Or a TV factual/documentary indie Producer interested in exploring non-broadcast.
Or an experienced Production Manager, ready to step up to the next level.

You have media production skills, experience and flair, and you’re looking for work that’s ethically worthwhile and personally satisfying.

media co-op is a well-established ethical business based in Glasgow, running successfully since 2004. The bulk of our work is non-broadcast video and animation, but we also make TV documentaries on social issues, including international co-productions.

We positively value diversity, so we specially welcome applications from people under-represented in our industry. 

About you

Ethics
We’re looking for a new colleague who has a demonstrable commitment to social justice. That could be through your professional work, or volunteering for a charity or a campaign.

Professional skills
We are looking for an experienced Producer with flair and with expertise in:
– Creative development
– Budgeting
– Scheduling
– Contracting
– Pitching
– Working on own initiative and organising own workflow

Desirable skills
– Contacts with broadcasters
– Knowledge of international co-production of broadcast TV
– Contacts with freelance talent in the film and digital industries in Scotland
– Interest & expertise in financial management and cost reporting for a small company
– Gaelic language an advantage 

Salary, hours, start date

Salary
Because media co-op believes in equality, we pay everyone on the staff the same rate, no matter what their job title or grade. Currently the annual salary for everyone in the team is £25,600 (pro rata for posts that are less than full time).

Working days
Flexible – this role would suit a parent or someone with caring responsibilities or someone who would like redress their work/life balance 

Starting date
Negotiable. There will be a 3-month probationary period.

About the company

media co-op is an unusual production company.

We’re motivated by social justice. Every one of our projects promotes positive social change, and  all of our clients are in the Third Sector (e.g. charities, social enterprises) or the Public Sector (e.g. NHS, Scottish Government). We make ambitious campaigns and awareness raising films, on everything from mental health to refugees.

Our projects tend to be low-budget, but our creative standards are high. We’ve won many awards – even when our low-cost corporates have been up against high-end broadcast competition at the Royal Television Society Awards. RTS said “media co-op punches above their weight.”

The company structure is unusual. We’re a workers co-operative and a social enterprise, meaning the business is 100% owned by the workers. We’re still a professional company with clearly defined and conventional job roles and responsibilities, but the company is owned and democratically controlled by the people who work in it, with no outside shareholders.

The founders have worked freelance in the creative industries in the past, and deliberately created a company structure that avoided the unhappy working environments they’d experienced in indie production companies.   

We’re a friendly and mutually supportive team, who treat each other with respect and value each others’ skills. Our current team includes a wide age-range and colleagues who are LGBTQ+, migrant, and neurodiverse.

We have progressive policies on flexible working and working from home. We believe in family-friendly working hours which may suit if you’re looking after children or caring for relatives. We’re also open to job-shares and part-time working.  

And one more plus-point: media co-op has a fabulous big light-filled office in a fully accessible, landmark building in the east end of Glasgow. 

Our output includes non-broadcast short-form video and animation, broadcast TV, graphic design, and a few digital projects. We also deliver training. One of our specialities is participatory production – facilitating members of the public to take active creative roles, to make productions that work better for their peers.

Find out more about our team, projects, and track record on media co-op’s website.

How to apply

Please send your CV to hello@mediaco-op.net with a covering e-mail telling us where you saw the ad and

  1. Why you would like to join our co-op 
  2. Highlighting your relevant skills and experience, particularly the things you’re proudest of in your career so far.
  3. Two referees who have seen your production work first hand, with email and phone contact details

Deadline: 10/05/21
If you think you’re the right person for the job, don’t wait for the deadline – get in touch now!