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CTS is looking for a Project Manager with proven experience in television or film production, or a similar role involving high levels of coordination and organisation.

Their role will be to support all the company’s activities, and in particular to ensure the delivery of the BBC/Arts Council New Creatives project, which sees the production of 100 new films, interactive projects and 60 audio projects over 2 years by artists aged 16-30 years.
The role also offers the right candidate the chance to develop producing skills, support and mentor new talent and help support a group of young creatives to deliver work to broadcast standards.
CTS is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from potential colleagues of all backgrounds, abilities and cultures.

Start date: March 2020

Salary: £25-30k PA

Hours: Full-time/Flexible

Contract: Fixed Term 11 months


  • Oversee all audio, film and interactive production through from development to delivery (supported by Assistant Producer)
  • Administer New Creatives application and shortlisting process via online platform
  • Maintain production compliance paperwork via Silvermouse, Proteus and PTK (supported by Assistant Producer).
  • Liaise with South West regional partners producers and young creatives from pre-production to delivery to ensure consistency and quality of project delivery
  • Liaise with design freelancers and outside digital agencies to support online marketing
  • Participate creatively in decision-making processes
  • Design and coordinate information events across the region to identify potential talent from colleges, unis, arts centres and festivals
  • Oversee delivery of a programme of short training courses in marketing and production
  • Organise outreach workshops with regional partners and community organisations to develop marginalised and diverse artists
  • Communicate with key partners across the South West region and stakeholders internally and externally,  informing them of project progression
  • Allocate in house production support to New Creative Projects as and when required
  • Mentor new talent during production
  • Assist CTS Producers on other company projects

Essential Skills

  • Great organisational and communication skills, including strong written English
  • Ability to work on own initiative and be proactive
  • Knowledge of what is involved in co-ordinating shoots and productions in the UK, including understanding / managing essential paperwork
  • Understanding of broadcast deliverables
  • Creative thinking
  • Experience of event design and delivery
  • Good record keeping skills and the ability to manage a number of live projects at one time
  • Excellent time management and understanding of the importance of delivering on time and on budget
  • Demonstrable understanding of Equal Opportunities and diversity issues
  • Attention to detail

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and risk assessments
  • Knowledge of broadcast compliance and managing talent
  • Experience of working with young people
  • Basic creative and design skills, e.g. Photoshop, Word Press, Dropbox, Onedrive
  • Experience in marketing, from social media promotion and creating WordPress content to email outreach


  • The role will involve working with young people, so appointment is subject to a satisfactory DBS check
  • This is an ideal job for a Production Co-ordinator who wishes to build their experience and progress towards a Producer role.
  • CTS is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from potential colleagues of all backgrounds, abilities and cultures.

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 6th March 2020

Interviews: 11-12th March 2020

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More About Calling the Shots

Calling the Shots is a Bristol-based production company and training provider. Established in 1998, we have wide experience of programme making for clients in the broadcast, online, animation, and corporate and educational sectors.  CTS has a proven track record in production-based training projects, producing Random Acts for Channel 4 between 2015-2018 and BBC New Creatives from 2019.  We also have a history of successful partnership and engagement working with organisations like BBC3, University Of Bristol, Arts Council England, Aardman, the BFI, Watershed and on AHRC projects like REACT and Connected Communities.