Production Assistant - Taylor Herring

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Taylor Herring is an award-winning PR and Social Media agency that delivers solid business outcomes for its consumer brands through smart thinking, creativity and innovation.

The agency is famous for its eye-catching, creative campaigns – which generate headlines, crash social media timelines, capture the imagination and inspire people to action.

Commercially and creatively driven we deliver long-running PR programmes as well as high impact launch moments for consumer brands.

Taylor Herring has won more PR Week awards than any other agency in the past decade and won Campaign’s Agency Of The Year twice in the past three years.

Our production division St Marks Studios – is a creative powerhouse which produces engaging social media content, films, photography and events.

We’ve landed Cannes Lions, D&AD pencils and over 120 awards in a variety of sectors including technology, entertainment, sport, travel, automotive and food and drink. 

The chances are you’ve probably seen some of our work in your news feed but such campaigns take nerve, client and agency collaboration and hard graft. The case studies on our site are a testament to our client partners who want to stand out from the crowd and have a huge amount of fun making it all happen along the way.

Our client partners include; Beano, Disney, easyJet, Iceland Foods, Kellogg’s, McVitie’s, Paddy Power, Purple Bricks, Quorn, Subway, Samsung, Santander, Sky, UKTV and YouTube.
 
We currently employ 30  people at our West End offices and have created a fun, vibrant work culture to bring out the best of their talents – with a big focus on mental wellbeing, training and continuous personal development. 

The agency has funded and co-authored a course at Brixton’s School of Communication Arts – which awards places to non-University educated students from diverse backgrounds to help them get a foot on the creative industries ladder.

We’re always looking for new talent to join the team so please get in touch.

Our commitment

We believe diversity drives innovation and creativity. It connects us closer to our clients and the audiences we serve. So we’re shaping an inclusive agency culture where difference is valued. We celebrate the diverse voices of our team. As part of our dedication to create an inclusive and diverse workforce, Publicis Groupe UK is committed to equal access to opportunity for people without regard to race, age, sex, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.

Job description

St Marks Studios is a London based Brand Experience agency part of Taylor Herring, producing COOH, Experiential, Events Stunts and Content for brands and agencies. Some really cool ones too, like Samsung, easyJet, Disney, Subway, Amazon, Apple TV and Paddy Power to name but a few!

The team are looking for a production assistant for an exciting 12 month placement year opportunity starting in June 2024. 

This role will support all four of the main functions: logistics, operations, finance and internal team support. You will work closely with everyone from Producers, Creatives, Client Teams right up to Head of Production assisting with pre-production shoot logistics, maintaining team admin and assisting with on-site shoot running. 

On small shoots, you will work directly with the Producers to help deliver stunts and activations, stepping up into more responsibility.

Day-to-day responsibilities

  • Hiring studios and production equipment
  • Booking hotels and flights for cast and crew
  • Attending production meetings and making notes
  • Keep the production calendar up to date with shoot dates
  • Managing returning all unused props from shoots, arranging couriers for props to client and storing kept props in the store cupboard
  • Responsible for keeping the store cupboard orderly recycling or donating items that have that have become redundant
  • Assist with writing production schedules and distributing them to relevant cast and crew
  • Assist the Production Coordinator with typing and distributing call sheets and daily reports
  • Desk based research for shoots including props and populating production decks
  • Other duties from time to time as appropriate and subject to workloads.

Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational abilities.
  • Proactive and one step ahead of all tasks 
  • Have a ‘can-do’ attitude 
  • Be solutions focussed
  • Work well as part of a team with the ability to manage both up and down.

Additional information

Taylor Herring has fantastic benefits on offer to all of our employees. In addition to the classics, Pension, Life Assurance, Private Medical and Income Protection Plans we also offer;

  • WORK YOUR WORLD opportunity to work anywhere in the world, where there is a Publicis office, for up to 6 weeks a year.
  • REFLECTION DAYS - Two additional days of paid leave to step away from your usual day-to-day work and create time to focus on your well-being and self-care.
  • HELP@HAND BENEFITS 24/7 helpline to support you on a personal and professional level. Access to remote GPs, mental health support and CBT. Wellbeing content and lifestyle coaching.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICIES We provide 26 weeks of full pay for the following family milestones: Maternity. Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental Leave.
  • FLEXIBLE WORKING, BANK HOLIDAY SWAP & BIRTHDAY DAY OFF You are entitled to an additional day off for your birthday.
  • GREAT LOCAL DISCOUNTS This includes membership discounts with Soho Friends, local restaurants and retailers in Westfield White City and Television Centre.

Full details of our benefits will be shared when you join us!

We are supportive of all candidates and are committed to providing a fair assessment process. If you have any circumstances (such as neurodiversity, physical or mental impairments or a medical condition) that may affect your assessment, please inform your Talent Acquisition Partner. We will discuss possible adjustments to ensure fairness. Rest assured, disclosing this information will not impact your treatment in our process.

DEADLINE 4th April 2024