Role Overview:

A Producer at Waste Creative is responsible for project managing and producing a wide range of projects across multiple disciplines and platforms. Reporting into a Senior Producer, they will work across several accounts, owning the process, productivity and profit of the projects.

The Producer can work independently on mid-level projects up to £40k and are expected to support on high value projects alongside a Senior Producer. They also manage high volume, fast turnaround low-level projects from conception through to delivery, including oversight for Junior Producers.

They should have a strong understanding of roles and capabilities across all departments, and with the support of Senior Producers, they should be able to identify specific skill sets required for each project. They are expected to have experience working with large teams on high value projects as well as experience working with smaller, agile teams on fast turnaround projects.

Our Producers are a positive bunch and strive to keep project teams motivated - producing high-quality work is paramount. While our environment is collaborative and supportive, we thrive on candidates that are proactive, take accountability and really own their work. The ability to hit the ground running is a very desirable trait.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Delivery Management

  • Work alongside Strategy, Creative and Production teams to ensure projects are produced to a high standard, delivered on time and within agreed budget

  • Ownership & Leadership: accountability for team cohesion and empowering the project teams

  • Arrange briefings, plan, scope and quote mid-level projects

  • Assign operators, lead reviews, track costs and manage project progress

  • Manage concept feasibility check-ins

  • Advise on production solutions across all disciplines for mid-level projects

  • Manage project wash-ups


  • Support Senior Producers in onboarding Junior Producers when required

  • Support Senior Producers with planning, costing, billing guidance for Junior Producers

Financial Management

  • On low-mid level projects, monitor burn rate, report and conduct wash-ups

  • Analyse data to inform future project approaches

  • Estimate, track and bill with Paprika

  • Sign off cost estimates up to £20k, above which will be signed off by Senior Producers

Quality Control & Risk Management

  • Manage quality control process within assigned projects

  • Tailor assumptions for every project type

  • Prepare risk management for projects – risk planning, contingencies and implementation frameworks

  • Proactively troubleshoot to prevent roadblocks for strategy, creative and production teams at every stage of project lifecycle

Resource Planning & Collaboration

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of internal + external talents and their abilities

  • Identify resource gaps and initiate resource searches with resource manager

  • Liaise and lead third party vendors / freelancers where relevant

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Minimum 5 years agency, production house or post-production experience, working with big brands and delivering multiple projects

  • High-level understanding of Strategy, Creative, Design, Video, 2D, 3D and Sound roles, functions, capabilities and applications

  • A good understanding of the different phases of Strategy and Creative: discovery, definition, development and delivery

  • Technical understanding of various production software (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects etc.)

  • Experience budgeting, scoping, supervising and reconciling mid-high level projects

  • Experience developing project workflows across digital, social and video

  • Experience guiding clients through complex deliverables and be able to communicate problems and solutions clearly

  • A passion for best practice, client satisfaction, and consistency of process and service across all projects, big or small

  • Experience or a willingness to mentor more junior team members of the project management team, managing their capacity and encouraging growth and improvement

  • Experience managing the full project life cycle

  • Understanding of encoding/transcoding, codecs, video formats, file types, frame rates, resolutions

  • A strong understanding of different animation processes & techniques across 2D and 3D

  • An understanding of the shoot production process

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced creative environment

  • Ability to interact with co-workers effectively and appropriately at a variety of levels, across many disciplines

  • Meticulous attention to detail and ability to pick up challenging projects at any phase, at lightning speed and with enthusiasm

  • A keen eye for quality control

In return you’ll get:

  • Waste shuts during the Christmas period ranging between 1 and 2 weeks with that time not being taken out of your regular holiday entitlement

  • Early-finish/late start Fridays in August & February

  • Christmas and summer parties you'll want to post about

  • Regular team outings and social events

  • Workplace pension

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Birthdays off

  • Volunteer days

  • Access to Employee Assistant Programme (EAP)

  • Flexible start times

  • Group Life Assurance

  • Group Income Protection

  • Private Medical Insurance

About Waste:

Waste is a fan-first creative agency, specialising in the gaming industry. We put fans & communities at the heart of everything we do. Our clients range from mobile gaming giants like Supercell to companies like EA, Nintendo, Riot Games, Ubisoft, Sega, and Zynga. We excel in player acquisition and retention, community-focused content creation, and marketing campaigns across different mediums. Our global team of 85+ specialists covers a broad spectrum of services, from strategy & creative to production, with physical offices in London and Tokyo.

Our company is guided by 'The Waste Way'—our core values—and an entrepreneurial spirit. Our innovative approach has earned us over 100 awards and recognitions, like Art Director’s Club, Clio, D&AD, and The Webby Awards. In addition to our work, we produce our own craft beer, Waste Pale Ale, run an animation production company, This Thing of Ours, and support UK-based gaming charity, SpecialEffect.

The Waste Way

Our culture is built on four pillars:

  1. Be Brave: We seek innovative solutions and embrace diverse thinking.

  2. Own Your Shit: We value action and empower our team to make things happen.

  3. Make it Better: We continuously strive for improvement in our work, agency, and ourselves.

  4. Be Kind: We believe in teamwork—we win, lose, and learn together.