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POTION PICTURES CREATE MOVING VISUAL DESIGN ACROSS A RANGE OF CREATIVE AREAS INCLUDING BROADCASTING, ADVERTISING, LIVE EVENTS, FILM AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA.

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PROJECT MANAGER (Motion Graphics and Animation)
We’re looking for a middleweight Project Manager to help produce motion graphics and animation alongside our friendly design team.
 
About the Role
This is an opportunity to develop your career within our growing company. You will work closely with our clients (typically production companies, broadcasters, creative directors) taking and interpreting briefs. You’ll work with our designers, ensuring they have all the information and assets they need to exceed client expectations in the work that we deliver. You will liaise with fellow suppliers, creatives and technicians to problem-solve solutions for the smoothest possible delivery of a project. Being an excellent and personable communicator is essential.
 
Just as the role will often involve working in a fast-paced environment, so it will involve honed organisational skills, ensuring projects are scheduled efficiently and budgeted for accurately. You will manage several projects at once, so the ability to multi-task is also key to the role.
 
Our jobs are varied, high profile and extremely creative so you will need to bring energy and enthusiasm to every project. Transferable skills will be taken into consideration for the role (relevant industries listed below), and so you’ll have a desire to learn on the job and expand your knowledge within our areas of work. Passion for the creative industries is an absolute must.
 
ESSENTIAL
Skills & Experience
• At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role within the creative industries, in one or more of the following areas: television production, advertising, online/digital content, live events, theatre, animation, motion graphics, graphic design
• Practice at taking and clarifying creative briefs from clients
• A basic familiarity of design software such as Adobe CC, especially After Effects, and Cinema 4D (or equivalent 3d software)
• The ability to quote for a job, allowing for potential pitfalls and unforeseen circumstances
• Experience of monitoring a budget
• Experience of planning and executing a schedule with milestones
• Experience and interest in working closely with design professionals
• The ability to multi-task and remain cool and calm under pressure
• An aptitude to critique constructively visual design
• Strong computer literacy - working knowledge of Google Drive/MS Office
 
Personal Qualities
• An enthusiasm for visual design
• A helpful disposition and the ability to work as part of a team
• Excellent and diplomatic client relations and negotiation capacities
• A naturally positive and engaging personality
• Great attention to detail and organisational skills
• Creative and general problem solving strengths
• Ability to work under own initiative
• Able to work to schedules and tight deadlines
• An ambition to deliver projects to a high standard
• A desire to learn and self develop
 
DESIRABLE
• Experience within a production or live studio environment
• Some understanding of copyright issues would be desirable
• Any technical knowledge of IT, networks, servers would be beneficial
• Knowledge of LED and projector systems would be an advantage
• An interest in developments within creative technologies
 
THE JOB
• Full-time
• Salary approximately £30,000 to £35,000 depending on experience
• Flexible working (standard hours 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday, some weekend working required)
• Time off in lieu and overtime bonuses available
 
TO APPLY
If interested in the role please email jobs@potionpictures.co.uk with a CV and covering letter. Applications close - 23rd June 2017. No recruitment agents please
 
 
 
 
INTERN SCHEME
 
We are currently looking for students to join us on our Summer Intern Scheme.
We’re looking for Motion Graphics/Animation students to come join us at Potion Pictures for our Intern Scheme. Each placement is 2-4 weeks long. Expenses for London based travel and lunch will be covered and if we assign you any commercial work whilst you’re with us, we’ll pay you a daily rate. The scheme best suits those looking to use your After Effects skills, or possibly Cinema 4D, Photoshop, Illustrator or Premiere. We can’t predict exactly what projects you’ll be involved with, but it should provide a decent overview of what happens on a day-to-day basis in the industry and the type of work we do at Potion Pictures.

So if you’re just winding up your final projects and want an addition your CV, get in touch. Please send your CV to mandy@potionpictures.co.uk along with a covering letter and a showreel link. We’ll arrange to interview successful applicants ASAP. Due to the volume of applications, we apologise in advance if you don’t hear back from us.