Creative Producer

Ear to the Ground

What if you could create work at the cutting edge of culture for some of the biggest global brands in sport?

This is a chance to turn world-beating insight into campaigns seen by millions. You will be part of a growing creative department at an independent agency that invests in talent and believes in big ideas. 

This is the perfect role for an ambitious and experienced midweight looking for an exciting new challenge.

The Agency

We are the strategic sport and esports creative agency with a model that is unique in our industry. Fan Intelligence® is Ear to the Ground’s global network of 11,000 influential tastemakers and fans. They empower us with real-time insight into what fans want, which we use to create compelling work at the cutting edge of culture. 

As the agency that listens better than anyone, we leverage the intelligence of fanbases to solve our clients problems, make the most of their sport and entertainment sponsorships, and ultimately build brands that lead culture. 2021 was our fifth consecutive year of growth, we have long term partnerships with PlayStation, Sony, New Balance, and Coca-Cola. 

Our Culture 

Ear to the Ground is a place where people grow, develop and thrive. We are proudly independent, not part of a larger conglomerate. At our core, we understand the importance of culture in enabling you to do your best work. Progress is possible for everyone that joins us. We reward ambition, invest in talent, and encourage you to forge your own path.

Our commitment to listening is felt by our own people too; this is an agency where every voice is heard. Supportive, collaborative, social, and inspiring, 100% of the team agree that Ear to the Ground is a fantastic place to work. 

You will benefit from our ‘Work From Anywhere’ policy and we encourage applications from candidates anywhere in the UK. Our HQ is in Manchester, which you should expect to travel to at least once a month for meetings and events; but otherwise you have the flexibility to work wherever suits you best.

Job Purpose

As a Senior Creative Producer, you’ll play a vital role at the heart of the creative and production function across some of the agency's most exciting campaigns. 

  • You’ll be the production visionary responsible for taking our incredible campaign concepts and making them a reality across various mediums including live activations, content, influencer activity and more. 
  • You’ll be instrumental in helping to refine creative concepts and then guiding them throughout the production process to ensure that our vision is realised to its fullest potential. 
  • Success will be to consistently deliver campaigns that exceed the initial creative vision, with excellent attention to detail and a thorough consideration of the impact it will have on fans. 
  • You will also be responsible for feeding the agency with creative production inspiration to inspire future award winning work. 

Main Responsibilities and Activities

As a Creative Producer you will take on the following responsibilities:

  • Contribute towards the ideation of creative campaign concepts 
  • Support on the detailed creative development of campaigns
  • Lead on the production of our campaign concepts 
  • Create and manage supplier relationships 
  • Follow and set best practice production processes 
  • Help to manage Creative Production budgets 
  • Manage production timelines and planning documents 
  • Play a creative filter throughout production ensuring the brief is fulfilled and all details are correct before sharing with the wider team 
  • Manage and build a creative production supplier database 
  • Present creative production plans to clients and other stakeholders
  • Brief and oversee internal creatives on project briefs - e.g. designers, copywriters
  • Provide creative production inspiration to the creative team to inspire ideas

Skills & Experience

  • At least 6 years experience in a Creative Production role (Minimum of 3 at midweight level or above)
  • Marketing agency experience 
  • Extensive experience of working on brand led campaigns
  • Experience in a leadership role, management of small teams
  • Proven experience in live event production 
  • Experience developing video and photography led campaigns 
  • Good knowledge of the social media landscape, and other key media channels
  • Ability to mould creative ideas 
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Open to change, and willingness to be flexible 
  • Ability to handle pressure 
  • A passion for working collaboratively 
  • Experience managing budgets 
  • A cultural awareness of the sports / gaming worlds

Nice to haves: 

  • A keen interest in Sports / Gaming / Music
  • Experience in Art Direction / Graphics management 
  • Expert knowledge of the content production process

Benefits

  • Private Medical with Vitality & Medical Cash Plan  
  • Enhanced Paternity, Maternity & SPL Package  
  • Mental Health Support inc free counselling  
  • Personal Development Coach  
  • Work from Anywhere policy

To apply, click the link below.

NO AGENCIES

Expiry Date: 
04-Feb-22