Job Vacancy: Assistant Producer
Application Deadline: Sunday 7th November 2021 Interview Dates: Via Video Call during the week starting 22nd November 2021 Job Type: Short Term Freelance Contract (Employed) Salary / Rate: Competitive (in excess of the Scottish Real Living Wage) Location: Glasgow Duration: 3 weeks (w/c 13th Dec, w/c 3rd Jan, and w/c 10th Jan) Working Pattern: 5 days over 7 / approximately 40 hours a week
About 12 Yard
12 Yard was founded in 2001 by David Young and the creative team behind the worldwide hit Weakest Link. 12 Yard has gone on to become one of the world's most successful entertainment format creators, producing hit formats including the long-running early evening quiz Eggheads, prime time comedy entertainment show I'll Get This for BBC Two, Big Star's Little Star for ITV and Coach Trip for Channel 4.
The team at 12 Yard are now preparing to start production on their next series of Catchpoint (Celebrity Specials) hosted by Paddy McGuinness and are looking for an Assistant Producer to join the team for this short-term contract.
About the role
• Working closely with senior editorial staff the Assistant Producer (AP) will be responsible for briefing celebrity contributors to ensure they understand how the game works.
• The AP will chaperone celebrity guests in studio from their arrival, throughout the show and to their departure.
• In the lead up to the recordings the AP will write celebrity biographies and liaise with the celebrity booker and Production Manager regarding logistics for the guests.
The Assistant Producer must have relevant TV production experience, be highly organised, have excellent attention to detail, and be comfortable briefing celebrity guests and working to tight deadlines.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
We reach millions of people every day, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. ITV is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds. Due to the underrepresentation in the industry, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from those from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds and D/deaf and Disabled people.
We would particularly like to attract applicants based in Scotland but will consider applicants from all over the UK.
If you have a disability or a need that we can accommodate in our hiring process, please let us know.
Please email your CV and covering note which clearly outlines your motivation for applying and your suitability for the position to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Celebrity Catchpoint' and the role title you’re applying for in the subject line.