Brand Manager (Interim)

Location
West London
Job type
Contract
Start date
Duration
3 months
Working days
Monday - Friday
Amount
£350.00
Rate
Per Day
Job details

A special opportunity to work on one of the most perennial top performing tv brands as the Brand Manager supporting the Scripted Brands team to deliver world-class brand management of a very high profile science fiction programme including management of editorial approvals, content capture, and brand activities integrated within the production of the Series. 

Who wouldn't want to work on such a brand!

The Brand Manager supports the Head of Commercial Brand Development to support the delivery of integrated global growth plans for the brand, including working collaboratively with production to maintaining positive stakeholder relationships and supporting brand approvals process.

This is an interim role. Rate negotiable.  

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

Editorial

  • Supporting licensee editorial development including editing and line editing business as usual projects for series licensees across a variety of platforms (e.g. Publishing, Audio, Gaming, Live Event, Merch)
  • Managing editorial approvals process, ensuring feedback from Production is clearly communicated to relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Identifying new opportunities for partners to tie in with the show and presenting ideas to Production
  • Managing day-to-day editorial questions about lore/canon, brand feel and tone, etc
  • Suggesting editorial solutions or workarounds

 

Content

  • Coordinating production planning sessions to facilitate the capture of content across the filming blocks without impacting the core series’ production schedule
  • Supporting the execution of brand activities within production (e.g. Campaign Shoot, Press & Media Day, Licensee Day, 360 Scanning for CP&L)
  • Support the delivery of additional content strategy in line with the Series Marketing Brief and Brand plans (e.g. Value Added Material, Electronic Press Kit, Digital Original Content)
  • Supporting Live Events team in Asset Management facilitating, auditing and archiving of production assets (e.g. props, costumes)
  • Helping to manage the budget for the additional content strategy, and manage the recoupment process. Ensure campaigns are delivered within budget and timeframe, and raise all purchase orders
  • Contributing to regular reviews with managers and stakeholders of additional content strategy output vs brand guidelines.

 

Brand

  • Managing the day-to-day operations guaranteeing the execution of the brand vision, managing the brand opportunity pipeline and the activation of key initiatives and product development over the next 5-10 years
  • Helping manage flow of confidential information to the appropriate stakeholders at the right time
  • Approving additional activities including commercial products ensuring consistency with the corporate editorial values and guidelines, working closely with the distributor’s marketing and communications teams to ensure a shared vision

 

Relationships

  • Production. On the ground relationship with Producer, Line Producer and HODs
  • Production Partners. First point of contact on the ground with producer and Corporate Publicity
  • Licensees. Primary point of contact for licensees on Editorial and Brand approvals
  • Internal. Build strong peer-to-peer relationships internal Creative, Digital, Comms teams

 

General

  • Identify risks and issues and escalate as appropriate.
  • Work with colleagues to ensure campaigns are delivered within budget and timeframe
  • Keep key stakeholder informed on progress
  • Keep informed of industry trends, competitor strategy and performance to keep ahead of developments in the field
  • Deliver efficiency and effectiveness to provide value for money.
  • Comply with all relevant safety rules, procedures and guidelines, and be aware of responsibilities under the safety policy.
  • Comply with the corporate policies on diversity and apply the principles of the policy when carrying out the role.
  • Contribute to making it a fantastic place to work and to attracting the best people.

 

 

Knowledge, skills, training and experience

 

Essential

 

The Brand Manager will be expected to have some production experience and understanding of brand management of similar scale and complexity. 

 

The role requires knowledge and experience of:

 

  • Robust knowledge of this high profile Sci Fi Brand
  • Strong writing and copy-editing skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • General knowledge of Comms, Marketing and Creative processes and strategies
  • A record of creative achievement
  • Experience managing stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to work on own initiative while seeking appropriate input
  • Able to critically evaluate ideas and information
  • Organised and efficient
  • Good spoken communication, with good presentation skills
  • Able to adapt and make improvements to working practices
  • Able to work as a member of a team and collaborate across organisational boundaries
  • Ability to meet targets and deadlines while managing a wide range of concurrent activities

Desirable

  • Experience of working in television production

 

Name
Adrian Thomas
Phone
07591 387332
E-mail
adrian@emsbroadcast.com
Job reference
ATBBM0522

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