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The Award-Winning team at SIDE UK is looking for a passionate Junior Production Manager to join our crew. SIDE has been producing best-in-class game audio for over 25 years and built an enviable portfolio and brand. Recent hit releases SIDE have provided dialogue services for include Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Hitman III, Returnal, It Takes Two and more.

The ideal candidate for this role is excited about what we do, who we are and is ready to be a part of our growing business.

As a Junior Production Manager, you will be responsible for the smooth running of dialogue production for a multitude of projects: from indie mobile to AAA console games, as well as tech projects in both English and other localized languages, helping to ensure the timely completion of agreed deliverables and milestones to a very high standard, while keeping to budget.

As part of your role, you will also assist Production Managers on larger projects, supporting them with client communications, prep and running of sessions, and providing holiday cover for them.

SIDE are part of the PTW family of brands.

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare initial dialogue production cost estimates for clients based on the client’s early brief.

  • Prepare detailed cost estimates as the client’s brief expands.

  • Review the initial vendor contracts and talent agreements where necessary, identify obvious errors or points for negotiation.

  • Responsible for getting legal paperwork signed and filed properly.

  • Working with casting team on casting timelines, organising casting assets from client, scheduling & holding auditions.

  • Prepare non-disclosure agreements and contracts, Travel Packs for rehearsals, crowd sessions, and Performance Capture sessions.

  • Prepare project schedule of actors and their characters to record, including scheduling & booking actors.

  • Negotiate fees with talent agents.

  • Build Purchase Orders for talent, directors, and other service providers.

  • Prepare recording scripts for actors, directors, and studio engineers, along with any other essential assets required for the smooth running of the recording sessions.

  • Brief recording studio teams about the production.

  • Meet & greet clients & talent during auditions and at the start of sessions.

  • Track the progress of the recording sessions throughout, updating schedules and actor, director, and studio bookings.

  • Integrate script updates and changes throughout the production and adjust schedules accordingly.

  • Track the progress of final audio assets deliverables, by liaising with the company’s audio edit/delivery team.

  • Liaise with the client throughout.

  • Track all costs throughout.

  • Prepare final costs for the client to raise their purchase/work order.

  • Handle all queries and issues arising.

  • Liaising with multiple departments to ensure the correct information is reaching the correct teams in a timely manner.

For Production Manager’s projects, tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Schedule actors for auditions and recording sessions.

  • Type up directors’ notes from auditions, inputting them into Actor Database.

  • Build Purchase Orders for talent, directors, and other service providers.

  • Prepare non-disclosure agreements and contracts, Travel Packs for rehearsals, crowd sessions, and Performance Capture sessions.

  • Send out comprehensive emails to talent and directors in preparation of auditions and sessions.

  • Assist with script preparation and tracking, as required.

  • Meet & greet talent during auditions and at the start of sessions.

  • Responsible for getting talent legal paperwork signed and filed properly.

  • Assist Production Managers with meet & greet of clients and aid clients throughout the day, as required.

  • Assist Production Managers in keeping schedules and tracking documents up to date throughout recordings.

Requirements

  • Experience in a role requiring a similar overall project management skill set.

  • Excellent client facing and internal communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written.

  • Knowledge of voice acting industry.

  • Experienced knowledge and use of Microsoft Office, in particular Microsoft Excel, ideally comfortable using formulas such as (but not limited to) SUMIFS and COUNTIFS to produce stats in relation to dialogue scripts.

  • Both a self-starter, able to work alone as and where necessary, and a team player, able to muck in at all levels to get the job done.

  • Comfortable both taking instruction from senior members of staff and giving instruction to junior members of staff.

  • Critical thinking to identify potential project issues before they arise.

  • Continually assessing client/supplier requests to identify where budget may be impacted and conducting the relevant comms to resolve.

Benefits

Competitive remuneration, holidays, flexible working and regular team socials.

A supportive community inclusive of LGBTQ+, and any age, ethnicity, religion, or disability. We care about the wellbeing of our employees and have a dedicated employee wellbeing programme.

Brand new studios based in Kings Cross. Onsite amenities include a gym, café, pub and transport to and from Kings Cross station.

We currently operate a hybrid model of office and remote working.